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Raphael "Ray" Thomas Riniker

October 11, 1963 ~ December 21, 2019 (age 56)

Obituary

Raphael Thomas “Ray” Riniker, 56, of Garnavillo, Iowa, formerly of Masonville, passed away on Saturday, December 21, 2019, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital in Guttenberg. He was born on October 11, 1963, in Manchester, the son of Andrew Sr. and Coletta C. (Clemen) Riniker.

After Ray left home, he resided at the State Hospital in Woodward for a couple of years. He then lived for many years at Area Residential Care (ARC) in Dubuque. From 1998, Ray made his home at G & G Living in Garnavillo (now called Imagine the Possibilities), where he received exemplary care.

Ray enjoyed food of all kinds and traveling anywhere in the Imagine the Possibilities van. His face would light up when his favorite staff would come to the door, and he’d run to give them a hug. Ray also loved listening to rock and roll, going for rides with his brother Paul, and of course, giving and receiving hugs.  

Ray is survived by his siblings, Andrew Riniker Jr. of Masonville, Paul (Janet) Riniker of Greeley, Margaret (Russell) Wilhelm of Bellevue, Gerald Riniker of Manchester, and Anthony (Leah) Riniker of Glyndon, Minnesota; and five nieces and two nephews.  

Ray was preceded in death by his parents and a niece, Teresa Riniker.

Ray’s family would like to thank all the caregivers who provided Ray with such wonderful care through the years.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
December 26, 2019

9:00 AM to 10:45 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church
119 West Fayette Street
Manchester, IA 52057

Mass of Christian Burial
Thursday
December 26, 2019

11:00 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church
119 West Fayette Street
Manchester, IA 52057

Inurnment at a Later Date

St. Mary Catholic Cemetery
North Franklin Street
Manchester, IA 52057