Hilary "Hil" Ovid Rinehart

Born: Mon., Apr. 23, 1934
Died: Thu., Jun. 20, 2019


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Fri., Jul. 12, 2019
Location: Woodland Hills Funeral Home

Celebration of Life

4:00 PM Fri., Jul. 12, 2019
Location: Woodland Hills Funeral Chapel

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Hilary Ovid Rinehart 85 of Mankato passed peacefully on to his heavenly home on Thursday, June 20, 2019 surrounded by his family after a short and unexpected battle with gall bladder cancer.

Hil was born on April 23, 1934 in Littlefork, Minnesota to Ovid and Ellen Rinehart. He graduated from Dodge Center High School in 1952. He met Joyce Connie Hassing and they married in 1956. Together they had five children, and today they enjoy 12 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

After a 37-year career working at Continental Can Company, Hil was able to retire in 1989. For 25 years, Hil and Connie enjoyed traveling all over the U.S. and Canada in their motorhomes.

Hil loved bowling, golfing, watching the Twins and Vikings games and most of all, attending his grandchildren's sporting events. He also loved deer hunting every fall with his family and filling "Grandpa's Wall of Fame" with the bucks he shot.

Hil is survived by his wife Connie of 63 years, children Kathy (Kevin) Guttormson of Grand Rapids, Tim (Kim) Rinehart of Le Sueur, Shelley (Jim) Becker of Mankato, Tom (Lisa) Rinehart of Mankato, Sue (Pete) Johnson of Indianapolis, 12 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Friday, July 12, 2019 at 4:00pm at Woodland Hills Chapel in Mankato preceded by a visitation from 2-4pm at Woodland Hills Funeral Home.  

Private interment will be in Calvary Cemetery's Resurrection Garden in Mankato.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

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Tim Chirpich
   Posted Fri July 05, 2019
Hi Tom & Lisa,
So sorry to hear of Hil's passing, he was an inspiration to me the way he always treated people with the utmost kindness, our days bowling together I will never forget. He was one of a kind. God bless you and your family.

Roger Englehorn
   Posted Wed July 10, 2019
To all of Hilary's family, I was saddened about his sudden illness and passing. Having had the privilege of many years working for Hilary, I held him in high regard for his friendliness, respect, fairness, and in so many instances, his sense of humor. In years after his retirement we had acquaintances in common, most often someone whom he golfed with, who spoke so highly of him. My condolences to all of his family, he will always be remembered.

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