Sherry Rinderneck

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Funeral services for Sherry Rinderneck, 73 year old Buffalo resident who passed away quietly Thursday morning at the Amie Holt Care Center in Buffalo, will be held Thursday, April 14th at 10:00 a.m. at the Harness Funeral Home Chapel in Buffalo, Wyoming. A private family interment will be held later. Donations in Sherry’s memory may be made to the Bread of Life Food Pantry in care of the Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo. Online condolences may be made at www.harnessfuneralhome.com

Sherrill (Sherry) Pauline Rinderneck was born to Paul and Dorothy Beutler on July 28, 1942 in Gordon, Nebraska. She grew up on the family farm and moved to live with her Aunt Bessie and Uncle Andy Anderson in Buffalo, WY, when she was young due to suffering from severe asthma in Nebraska. Sherry graduated from Johnson County High School in 1959. One could find Sherry working at Gatchell’s after high school in downtown Buffalo. She moved to Casper to attend Hall’s House of Beauty where she was trained as a beautician. There she met and married Ralph (Red) Culver and together they had two children, Patrick Paul Culver and Dorothy (Missy) Irene Culver. After a short time living in Casper and then Colorado, Sherry divorced Red and moved her and her two children back to Buffalo. Sherry met Keith Rinderneck, the man who would become her life partner, in 1976 and married him 6 weeks later on June 5, a beautiful rainy day, in a Big Horn Mountain ceremony. Keith brought three daughters (Debbie, Shari Lynn and Karen Rinderneck) into the family who came to live with them for a time. Keith and Sherry spent most of their married life in Buffalo although they lived in Mobridge, SD, for five years and in Sheridan, WY, for one year. Sherry worked as a beautician in Casper, Buffalo, and Nebraska for a total of 53 years. She also did payroll and secretarial work for an oil patch, and served as CNA for a couple of years in both Buffalo and in Mobridge, SD.

Sherry would show up at a moment’s notice expecting to play cards. She loved Bridge and Cribbage and “the game” as her family calls it. Sherry was a member of Eastern Star, Rebekah’s, Eagles, Job’s Daughters and Sweet Adelines.

A talented musician, Sherry lead her family in sing-a-longs around the family piano and loved singing in Sweet Adelines. She has blessed many children, grandchildren and others with beautiful Afghans that she crocheted or knitted. Her talents, her love for her family, her love for her clients and the people of the Buffalo community will be felt for years to come.

We celebrate her freedom from pain and suffering and her entrance into the arms of Jesus, and we grieve the loss of a woman who was deeply loved and who loved many.

She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Keith Rinderneck, son, Patrick (Dea) Culver of Greybull, WY; daughters, Dorothy Missy (Chris) Grinnell of Bozeman, MT, Shari Lynn Rinderneck Mousett of Seattle, WA, and Karen Rinderneck (Jim) Catlett of Graham, WA; brother, Larry (Roberta) Beutler of Twin Falls, ID; sisters, Jerri (Lee) Adams of Mill Creek, WA, and Mary Whaley of Buffalo, WY; grandchildren, Thomas, Tananda, Kalen, Kaeana, Jessica, Tony, Charla, Jason, Rachel and Amanda; great-grandchildren, Trinity, Octavian, Mackenzie, AdMarie, Andi, Travon, Anastasia and Paige; and very special nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Dorothy Beutler, brother-in-law Pat Whaley, nephew John Beutler, daughter Debbie Rinderneck and grand-daughter Beth-Ann Rinderneck.