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

  • Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 10:00am
    An Overeaters Anonymous group will meet every Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Grace Fellowship Church, Absarokee.
  • Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 1:00pm
    Long, cold winter getting you down? Get out of the house and join the fun on Sunday afternoon for Bingo to help the homeless pets of Carbon County. Be there for Beartooth Humane Alliance Bingo, Sunday, Feb. 25, from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., at the Red Lodge Elks Club.
  • Monday, February 26, 2018 - 7:00pm
    Joliet Group meets at the Community Center Monday at 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 7:00pm
    Now Group meets at the Bridger United Methodist Church, 222 W. Broadway (west entrance of church) Tuesday at 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 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.
  • Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 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.