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Duane Rinkenberger

September 4, 1933 — June 25, 2016

Duane K. "Sonny" Rinkenberger, 82, of Lacon died at Unity Point Methodist on June 25, 2016. Born in Washburn to the late Charles and Cecil Buck Rinkenberger on September 4, 1933 he married Edith Long on April 10, 1959 in Lacon.

Duane was an LP delivery man for FS for over 20 years retiring in 1986. He won many trips to exotic locations for his top sales performance. He loved traveling with Edith to Vegas and on bus trips to Tama, IA.

Duane is survived by his wife Edith, daughter Glenda Contoni of East Peoria, grandchildren Brittany Wilson of Peoria & Brian Wilson of Arkansas, brother Charles (Ruth) Rinkenberger of Streator, and sister Thelma Chioni of Toluca.

He was also preceded by his brother Clifford and sister Evelyn Smith.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 29 from 5-7pm at Lenz Memorial Home in Lacon with a graveside service at 11am on Thursday in Lacon Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the ARK. Online condolences can be left at


JUN 29. 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)

Lenz Memorial Home
823 Fifth Street
Lacon, IL 61540

Graveside Service

JUN 30. 11:00 AM (CDT)

Lacon Cemetery
Lacon, IL

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