CAMBRIDGE-John Oscar Rindahl, age 83, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Oct. 13,2018.
John was born in Cambridge, WI on July 13, 1935 to Olaf and Jennie (Kohl) Rindahl. He attended his schooling in Cambridge, graduating in 1954. He then attended UW Platteville. He then went into the US Navy. He married his high school sweetheart, Irene (Peterson) Rindahl on July 8, 1955. She preceded him in death on September 19, 2006.
John was a revolutionary athlete whose outstanding skills allowed him to excel in a wide variety of sports. On Saturday, October 13, 2018, he was inducted into the Cambridge Hall of Fame. He was employed by, and retired from Stoughton Utilities.
He loved a variety of things, such as dancing, antique collecting, finding curbside items, playing cards, gambling, and sports of any kind. He loved spending time with family and friends. Anyone who knew John loved him. He had a heart of gold!
John is survived by his children, Sally (Timothy) Juno of Edgerton, WI, John (Laura) Rindahl of Cambridge, WI, and Sandra (Michael) Hinchley of Edgerton, WI. Grandchildren include Jennifer, Amy, Kelly (Matt), Melissa (Kris), John (Jenelle), Kaylyn, and Tayler. There are 13 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandson. Sisters include Audrey Kravik, Patricia New, Judith Jacobson. Sister in laws include Donna Peterson and Jean Lucht and brother in law Lloyd (Deb) Peterson. And many other family and friends.
He was preceded in his death by his wife (Irene), parents (Olaf and Jennie), sisters Jeanette Anderson, Dorothy Westoby, Marcella Yago, Geneva Rindahl, and Ruby Bouma; brothers Olaf "Billy" Rindahl, Aubrey "Bubby" Rindahl, and infant twins Walter and Willard Rindahl.
A Memorial Service with military rites will be held Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 at 11;00 am at East Koshkonong Lutheran Church. A visitation will be held at Nitardy Funeral Home, 208 N. Park St., Cambridge, WI from 4;00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 and on Friday 2 hours before the service.
Those planning and expression of sympathy may wish to consider a memorial to the Rockdale Cemetery Association.