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RONALD "RON" LEO REINKING, 79, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at Spectrum Health / Butter worth Hospital, Grand Rapids, Mich. Born Nov. 23, 1937, in Fort Wayne, Ron was the son of the late Lester and Vera (Rice) Reinking. On Sept. 21, 1963, he married Deborah Smith and they enjoyed 53 years of marriage. He graduated from Concordia Lutheran High School, class of 1955, and Indiana University, Bloomington, with a degree in finance / accounting in 1959. He was a Certified Public Accountant. He also served as a first lieutenant in the Army Reserves. Ron worked for Peat, Marwick, Mitchell in Chicago, Ill., then moved back to Fort Wayne as Controller for Indiana Bank & Trust accounting instructor at IUPU Fort Wayne, and then established Financial Dynamics Corporation, an accounting firm for small businesses until his retirement in 2010. Ron had the ability to connect with others and treasured his friends and family immensely. He was known for his love of people from all walks of life, his humor, magic, athletic and creative abilities, and for talking politics and finance. He loved leading everything from the Class of 1955 gatherings to his family's Christmas sing-alongs. He served on the Board of Directors for Concordia Lutheran High School, Concordia Theological Seminary, and the Lutheran Hospital of Indiana. He was a member and president of Anthony Wayne Rotary Club, Fort Wayne, held many positions at Trinity Lutheran Church and was the ninth recipient of Concordia Lutheran High School's Distinguished Alumni Award in 1996. Since his retirement, he served as a Big Brother, wrote for Indiana Policy Review, and was working to establish an online school group in Michigan. He and his wife Debbie spent their last three years at their cottage in Onekama, Mich. and Manistee, Mich. in the winter months. He is survived by his wife, Deborah (Smith) Reinking; daughter, Pamela (Larry) Core of Moores-ville, N.C.; son, Douglas (Lauren) Reinking of Chicago, Ill.; grandchildren, Riley and Alyssa Core, and Caroline Reinking; sisters, Judith (Bill) West and Linda Schneider; brother, John (Kathleen) Reinking; as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. A service of remembrance is 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1636 Saint Mary's Ave., Fort Wayne, where friends and family are invited to gather in the Fellowship Hall beginning at 2:30 p.m. A private burial will be held in Onekama, Michigan. Memorials in Ron's name can be made to Concordia Lutheran High School, 1601 St. Joe River Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46805; Trinity Lutheran Church, 1636 Saint Mary's Ave., Fort Wayne, IN 46808; or Trinity Lutheran Church, 1636 St. Mary's Ave., Fort Wayne, IN 46808. Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home, Manistee, Mich. To share a photo or memory with the family, visit Ron's personal page at
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