Mary RinkelThe Memorial Mass for Mary Rinkel will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 18, at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Wadena, with Fathers Donald Wagner and Kurtis Gunwall as celebrants. Friends may call on Thursday, at the Johnson-Schuller Chapel in Wadena from 5:00-8:00 p.m., with a rosary at 6:00 and Parish Prayers at 7:00, and at the church on Friday one hour prior to the Mass. Mary passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2012 at the Perham Hospital in Perham, at the age of 71.
Mary was born September 1, 1941 in Perham, MN to Frank and Mildred (Mullen) Scully. She was raised on a farm outside of Dent and graduated from Perham High School. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from St. Gabriel’s in Little Falls. She worked as an RN in various hospitals before becoming an educator, and developed and helped grow the nursing program at Wadena Technical College. It was a great joy when a former student came up to her and thanked her for the experience she provided.