Therese Delores (Manner) Rinner, 85, of Norwalk, is with our Heavenly Father, the angels, the saints, and the rest of her family. She died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, in Parkvue Healthcare Center, Sandusky.
Tess was born Feb. 23, 1927, in Sandusky, daughter of the late Frederick and Amelia (Fitz) Manner, of McCartney Road. She was a 1945 graduate of St. Mary Central Catholic High School, Sandusky, and was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church and the Rosary and Altar Society, Norwalk. Tess was a former employee of Barr Rubber Company and retired from Norstat, Norwalk.
She loved and enjoyed spending time with her family, sitting on the front porch, picnics, planting flowers and fishing, and was an avid Cleveland Indians fan.
Tess married Bernard Rinner, who survives her, in a double ring ceremony with her sister, Colletta (Joseph) Bayer. They were married 64 years. She is also survived by her children, Michelle (Shelley) Rinner, of Norwalk, Cynthia (Rodney) Iehle, of Maryland, Dale (Debbie) Rinner, of Texas, Mary Rinner (Chuck Ellis) of Berlin Heights, and Patrick (Susan) Rinner of Bellevue. Tess is also survived by her grandchildren, Heather Book, April Dunn and Melia Chappelear (Arthur Metcalf), all of Norwalk, Jeremy (Emily) Rinner, of Texas, Brittany (Daniel) Long, of Italy, Tess and Tyler Chappelear, of Berlin Heights, Melissa Rinner, of Florida, Jessica Iehle, of Connecticut, and Tara Rinner, of Bellevue, and by her great-grandchildren, PFC Andrew Book, Taylor Book, Braylynn and Colby Metcalf, John, Audry and Kate Rinner, of Texas, Mitch Chappelear, of Berlin Heights, and Brenton and Brianna Pohto, of Florida. Tess is also survived by her sister, Rosemary Manner, of Sandusky; her sisters-in-law, Rita, Connie and Barb Manner; her brother-in-law, Roger Wehner; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her siblings, Sr. Mary Teresita, Edwin, Richard, Paul, Coletta, Geraldine, Dorothy, Marilyn, Margaret, Robert and James Manner.
The entire Bernard Rinner family would like to express their gratitude and thanks to the nursing staff of Parkvue Healthcare Center in Sandusky, and to Stein Hospice Service, of Sandusky, for all the excellent care and kindness they showed to Therese and her family.
Friends may call 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at Walker Funeral Home, 98 W. Main St., Norwalk. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3, at St. Paul Catholic Church, 91 E. Main St., Norwalk. The Rev. Kenneth Mormon will officiate. Interment will be in St. Paul Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870, to St. Paul Catholic Church, 91 E. Main St., Norwalk, OH 44857, or to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 429 Central Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870.
Condolences may be shared at edwalkerfuneralhome.com.