Bruce W. Rintala

Bruce Wayne Rintala passed away at the age of 59 at his home with his family caring for his every need. He is finally released from the pain and disability he has endured for quite some time. Bruce was born June 17, 1955, in Red Lodge to Hugo and Irene Rintala. After graduating from high school there he served his country in the Army. He came to live in Spokane, Wash. where he met Kimberly Helms, his devoted partner for 28 years.

Bruce was preceded in death by his parents, Hugo and Irene, and a sister Gayle Naylor. Close survivors of Bruce include sisters Karen (Mark) Kent and Judith (Robert) Christiansen, nieces and nephews, his life partner Kimberly, stepdaughters Melanie, Amber and Stephanie and six grandchildren. Good-bye to a loyal partner, stepfather and grandpa. Good-bye to our brother, uncle and friend. Good-bye to a tough and determined Finnish man with “SISU.”

The family gives a heartfelt thank-you to the staff at Spokane Veterans Medical Center and Community Living Center for the care you gave Bruce. Bruce has been entrusted to Spokane Cremation Service. A Veteran Honor Service will be held Tuesday, July 22, 3 p.m., at the WA State Veterans Cemetery, Medical Lake.

Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 8:00am
    Rock Creek Group meets Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8 a.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. at Calvary Church, 9 N Villard, Red Lodge.
  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 5:30pm
    On Dec. 12 Forum for Provocative Issues will present Randy Dragon profiling Vladimir Putin. Dinner at the Red Lodge Senior Center (13th St and Word Ave) will start at 5:30 p.m. and our program shortly after 6 p.m. If you plan to have dinner RedlodgeMtForum@gmail.com (no text or calls) If you plan to attend the forum but not eat, come around 6 p.m. However, please donate $5 to help defray room rental and other expenses. The price for dinner is $17. A check made out to Martha Young for $17 per person prior to your arrival will be appreciated.
  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 7:00pm
    Now Group meets at the Bridger United Methodist Church, 222 W. Broadway (west entrance of church) Tuesday at 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 9:30am
    Open 2nd and 4th Wednesday 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. 206 N ‘D’ Street. More info 662-1060.
  • Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 7:00pm
    Rock Creek Group meets Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8 a.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. at Calvary Church, 9 N Villard, Red Lodge.
  • Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 7:00pm
    Meets every Thursday, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation, 122 S. Hauser. It is open to all. 425- 1755.