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Gerald Rindt

February 13, 1934 — February 24, 2024

Herington

Gerald Rindt

Gerald Oscar Rindt was born February 13, 1934, to Oscar and Nora (Heideman) Rindt, at the family farm west of White City, Ks. Gerald attended #4 District File School, north of Latimer, Ks, for his elementary education. Gerald graduated from Herington high School with the class of 1952. Gerald joined the Air Force in 1957, serving until 1961 as a mechanic, working primarily on C-133 cargo planes in Dover, DE. After his military service, Gerald returned to the family farm to work with his parents. On May 24, 1964, he married Sherril (Taylor) Clark, of Council Grove, KS, including her three sons in the marriage. A daughter, Kristi, was born in 1965, completing the family. Gerald worked off farm jobs, including the Fairmont Creamery in Council Grove, and Welch Manufacturing at the Herington air base.

In the late 1970s continuing to live on and operate the farm was no longer an option, and Gerald moved his family to Salina, Ks, where he took a job at Wyatt Manufacturing for a short while. He then started his 30 + year career as a truck driver. He hauled flour, propane, and fuel during his driving career. After deciding to stop driving the truck, Gerald worked for MHC, a Kenworth truck dealer, in their parts department for several years, before retiring in 2014. Gerald loved spending time with his family. Holidays were always a special time to catch up with everyone, talk about farming and all the changes in machinery. He always enjoyed driving in the countryside and looking at crops, construction projects and every season in Kansas. Gerald is survived by his children, Keith Clark, Ken (Cheryl) Clark,  and Kristi (Ben) Meyer, six grandchildren, and five great grandchildren, and sister-in-law Bonnie Taylor, many nieces and nephews, and friends.

Gerald passed away on February 24, 2024, at his home in Herington. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Sherril, son Jim Clark, his brother Charles Rindt , sister-in-law Eleanor Rindt, and brother-in-law Dennis Taylor. A graveside service with be held at St. Johns Cemetery, west of White City, on Thursday, March 7, 2024, at 11:00 am, where Gerald will be laid to rest. All are welcome to attend.

Memorial contributions will be designated to The Hilltop Community Center in Herington. Contributions can be sent in Geralds name to Yazel – Megli Funeral Home, Herington Chapel.  Please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory of Gerald at www.yazelmeglifh.com.

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Thursday, March 7, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

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520 2800 Rd, White City, KS 66872

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