Virgil J. Rindels, 96, of Greenleafton, died Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.

Virgil was born Jan. 26, 1918, in Castlewood, S.D., the son of John and Jennie (Bleeker) Rindels.

He attended school in Castlewood.

In 1938 he moved to the Greenleafton area and worked as a farmer.

On Oct. 2, 1940, he married Flavia Miller at the Greenleafton Church parsonage.

Following their marriage he farmed in the Greenleafton area until he was well into his 80s.

He was a lifelong member of Greenleafton Reformed Church. He loved spending time with his family, was an avid reader and always enjoyed visits from his family and friends.

He is survived by his five children, Janet (Casey) Schmidt of Tigard, Ore., Joan (Paul) Austinson of Rochester, Sandra (Lyle) Nienow of Lewiston, Lester (Pat) and Terry (Kaynel) of Preston; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Flavia; one granddaughter, Leah; one brother, Richard; three brothers-in-law and four sisters-in-law.

Funeral services were held Monday, June 23, at Greenleafton Reformed Church with the Rev. Roger Lokker officiating. Burial was in the Greenleafton Cemetery.

Online condolences may be left at thauwaldfuneralhomes.com.