Richard "Dick" (The Bailer) Rinker, 75, of Clarkdale, died Feb. 24, 2008, in Cottonwood. He was born July 19, 1932, in Burlington, Iowa.
He served four years in the U.S. Navy and four years in the U.S. Coast Guard.
Dick was a retired rural postal carrier in Flagstaff and had lived in the Verde Valley since 1989.
He was a member of DAV, American Legion Post 25, VFW 7400, BPOE Elks 1361 (Jerome Lodge) and the Moose Lodge.
Survivors include Kathy Newnan; his brother Dan (Virgie) Rinker of Cottonwood and sister Phyllis Rettkowski of Clinton, Iowa.
A memorial service for Mr. Rinker was held March 1 at 1 p.m. at VFW Post 7400 in Cottonwood.