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Dennis E. Reinking

February 24, 1947 — October 30, 2023

Kingsley

Dennis Edward Reinking, 76 of Kingsley IA passed away on Monday, October 30th following a 
courageous battle with Alzheimer's. 
Visitation will be Friday, November 3rd from 5-7 pm at Rohde Funeral home in Kingsley IA with a 
7 pm prayer service. A celebration of life will take place on Saturday, November 4th at 10:30 at 
Salem Lutheran Church in rural Correctionville, IA. 
Dennis was born on February 24, 1947, in Kingsley at Murphy Nursing Home. He was the oldest 
of three children of Ross and Wilma (Jessen) Reinking. Dennis attended a country school near 
Kingsley K-4 and graduated from Kingsley Pierson High School in 1966. 
On May 29, 1966 he was united in marriage to Joan Marie Hinkhouse at Salem Lutheran Church. 
Dennis and Joan remained faithful members of Salem as Dennis was baptized, confirmed, and 
married there. Together Dennis and Joan started farming on the family farm west of Kingsley, 
where they raised their four amazing children. Dennis was blessed with many good years. He 
was truly meant to be a farmer and a father. He loved the land God gave him to till while here 
on earth. Along with taking care of the land he took interest in creating a successful hog 
business with his father and brother. He spent countless hours with his construction skills 
building farm necessities along with any project his family or church needed. Dennis enjoyed 
fishing, dancing with Joan, and keeping his yard and vehicles immaculate. 
Dennis is survived by his wife Joan of 57 years, daughter Sandra (Steven) Nissen of Kearney MO; 
sons Brent (Sandy) Reinking of Kingsley, Perry (Jody) Reinking of Kingsley, and Ryan (Heidi) 
Reinking of Sgt. Bluff; 9 cherished grandchildren, Breannah (Keith) Ringler, Camrin (Celia) 
Nissen, Jillian (Trenton) Covington, Zachary Nissen, Cole Reinking, Allison Reinking, Emily 
Reinking, Jessen (Camryn) Reinking, Derek Reinking; and 3 precious great grandchildren, 
Brayden and Hudson Ringler and Sadie Nissen. Surviving siblings include Diane Sargisson of Le 
Mars and David (Peg) Reinking of South Sioux City. Surviving brother-in-laws include Paul (Judy) 
Hinkhouse, Merle (Cheryl) Hinkhouse, sister-in-law Lorraine Jepsen and many nieces and 
nephews.
Those preceding Dennis in death are his parents Ross and Wilma, infant siblings sister Sharon 
and twin brothers Donald and Ronald and brother-in-law Julius Jepsen.


The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorials will be directed to Salem Lutheran Church 
or to the Alzheimer’s Association. 

 

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Friday, November 3, 2023

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Saturday, November 4, 2023

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