Richard A. Rinschen
Date of Birth
June 5, 1945
Omaha, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
September 22, 2014
Ashland, Nebraska
Funeral Service

Friday, September 26, 2014 ~ 10:00 a.m.
American Lutheran Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Interment at Ashland Cemetery ~ Ashland, Nebraska

Visitation & Rosary

Thursday, September 25, 2014
Visitation ~ 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Rosary ~ 7:30 p.m.
Marcy Chapel ~ Ashland, Nebraska


ALS in the Heartland ~ 1320 S. 119th St. Omaha, NE  68144

Funeral Service

Richard A. Rinschen, 69 of Ashland, NE, entered into rest on September 22, 2014 at his home in Ashland. He was born June 5, 1945 in Omaha, NE to Arthur and Anna (Conn) Rinschen. He graduated from Omaha Central High School in 1963. On December 1, 1979, Richard was married to Laura Wemhoff in Omaha. He worked as a computer analyst for Union Pacific Railroad and later retired from the State of Nebraska. After retirement he continued working for Lee Sapp Ford.

Richard loved restoring old cars and some of his fondest memories were spent cruising with Laura in his ’56 Chevy. The only thing that he loved more than his car was his family. He always enjoyed taking his kids to car shows. He was a member of the American Legion #129, Nebraska Rod and Custom Association, and the Good Guys.

He is survived by wife of 34 years, Laura; children, Renee (Scott) Sorensen of San Antonio, TX, Brad (Lisha) Rinschen of Mahomet, IL, Karla (Devin) Ivy of Rapid City, SD; sister, Judi (Jerry) Radek of Idaho.

Preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Anna Rinschen.

Funeral Service, Fri. 10 a.m. American Lutheran Church, Ashland. Pastor Lori Morton will be officiating. Visitation, Thurs. 5-8 p.m. with 7:30 p.m. Rosary at Marcy Chapel, Ashland. Interment at Ashland Cemetery.

Memorials to ALS in the Heartland, 1320 S. 119th St. Omaha, NE 68144.

Condolences for Richard A. Rinschen
  1. Nancy and Bob Elliott
    • September 24, 2014 - 10 years ago

    Laura and family….to me this is unbelievable….How fast that everything went…You folks were our neighbors in Greenwood when you were first married and just starting a family…and was so impressed that Rich had only met us one time and he forever called us by name….and always so friendly and ready to visit every time we ran into him….God be with you guys as you go through this devastating time…I will definitely smile when I think of him and one day you all will….just remember when someone you love becomes a memory that memory becomes a treasure and that is why God gives us memories….Love leaves a memory nobody can steal….

  2. Maurice & Beverly Vonasek
    • September 24, 2014 - 10 years ago

    I just learned of Rich’s passing and am so surprised as I had no idea he was in ill health. Rich and I worked together for several years at the State of Nebraska and thereafter we kept in touch through email mostly. Whenever there was a local car event, we would usually seek each other out and catch up on things & swap stories….I will surely miss that. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

  3. Dan and Dalene Aydelott
    • September 24, 2014 - 10 years ago

    Laura and family, So sorry to hear about Rich. We were friends way back before you guys had the bar in Greenwood. We would always come down to see ya’ll and you both would always make us welcome. He was a GREAT guy, and alot of fun, Ron Pletch myself and him had alot of good times forsure. Please know that you and your family are in our Thoughts and Prayers at this difficult time. Dan and Dalene Aydelott Yankton South Dakota

  4. Judy Knickerbocker
    • September 25, 2014 - 10 years ago

    Laura – I was so shocked and saddened seeing the passing of Rich – I was in Greenwood the other night and we were just talking about you guys and how much fun we always had at Trackside. He was taken much too early. My thoughts are with you and kids at this time.
    Judy Knickerbocker

  5. Gary Hedman
    • September 25, 2014 - 10 years ago

    I am proud to have known Rich pretty well for a number of years. A great guy always had fun with him – I don’t think he knew how to not enjoy life. Laura was always by his side and you could easily tell how much he cared for her. He loved to go on the NRCA Tour Nebraska event, and was even entered this year – but his health did not allow. Rich sent me a lot o emails on car events – some just a few days before his death. I will miss my friend and wish Laura and family the strength to get through these difficult times.

  6. Dorsey & Peggy Curtis
    • September 26, 2014 - 10 years ago

    Laura and family
    We are sorry for the death of Rich. He was a friendly and caring man.
    We have you all I our thoughts and prayers.

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