Shelley Rinke, age 65 of Oak Grove, died June 13, 2021 at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:00 Saturday, June 19 at The Way of the Lord church in Blaine. A time of fellowship will be held one hour prior to the service.
Shelley Marie Rinke was born on October 18, 1954 in Minneapolis to Layne and Marilyn (Frank) Norling. She attended school and graduated from Irondale High School. Shelley married James Rinke on July 14, 1979 and they made their home in Oak Grove.
Interests and hobbies included: her love of her family, her grandkids, the Lord, the Word of God, gardening and canning.
Shelley will be lovingly remembered by her husband James, 6 children; Danielle Rinke, Jason (Gaby) Rinke, Kayla (Jeremiah) Rodriquez, Marissa Rinke, Sarah Rinke, Matthew Rinke; 4 grandchildren; her parents Layne and Marilyn Norling; Siblings; Kathy (Ed) Lach, Laurie (Kurt) Schultz, Bill (Jodie) Norling, Frank (Jocelyn) Norling, Tammy (Tim) Berg; numerous nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by Robert and Elsie Rinke (father and mother in law).
Diane Bergerson - Bergie says
So sorry to hear. I’m a good friend of her sister, Laurie and came to know the Norling family♥️ Shelly was always so full of life and a very positive person! She loved her family♥️ My deepest sympathies to the family🙏♥️
Lexi Wilson says
Shelley has such a beautiful soul and I will forever cherish the times we spent together ❤️ I am thankful for all the things she taught me. Whether it was recipes, cookies she made, things from the Amish store, or reasons not to use dawn dish soap 😄 Watching her shine for the Lord was inspiring. I can’t wait to see you again Shelley ❤️
Juanita Lindgren says
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all. Shelley was always smiling and it was obvious that she loved the Lord. Memories go back to when we both attended WOTL. It’s hard to understand sometimes, but one thing we know is that Shelley is one that has gone on before us as it mentions in the Bible. However, it also says that those left behind should carry on the legacy of those heroes of the faith that have gone on before. Shelley is one of those. Blessings on the family in the grieving process and may you know the comfort of our Lord.
Jose Lattu says
It is so hard when a loved one who means so much passes away, there is beauty in this loss. Many times Auntie Shelley and I had conversations on the phone of when the time comes to see Jesus in all His Glory in heaven. “Jose I don’t know what I would do, but that will be the last of my worries…Just being with Him will be the thing I will do (as she laughed). Yes my dear Auntie, you are not worried of what to do today, you just get to sit at his feet and worship Him.
Auntie Shelley has been such a big part of my life. When we first came to the US after being adopted by my parents she was so instrumental in making our summers and childhood great. We always looked forward to going to Untie Shelley’s house to play cowboys and indians, eat tomatoes in her garden and we definitely learned of what true worship was. Shelley was a true worshiper, from dancing to singing and of course taking time daily to spend time with Jesus.
Shelley we will miss you for a short while, but soon we will be with you and joining you in your dancing, singing and yes spending time with Jesus.
Esther Olawuyi says
I miss my aunty Shelley so much. She used to love driving through the back roads. I learned to appreciate and discover the scenic views of my city. She loved the Lord and she made me feel so loved. She was such a blessing in Sarahfolks TV too. I miss that eye squinting smile of yours. I bet it’s making Papa Yahweh smile now in heaven.