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“Joanne; We send our deepest condolences in the loss of your husband Lee. We learned of his passing the same day of his funeral services and were...Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: Ed & Sherri Mason - Palos Hills, IL

“Dear Joanne, Brian, Becky, and family:When I called the W & R office to talk with Joanne, I was shocked to hear of Lee's death. He was such a good...Read More »
2 of 22 | Posted by: Jane & Phillip Moschenrose - PA

“I was totally shocked when I opened letter. Please accept our condolences and prayers for the family. Lee has been my advisor for several years now...Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: Linda & Larry Herz - Manteno, IL

“Lee was a special friend of mine.We exchanged Christmas cards and saw each other when near by.I met him the summer of 1964 at Thomas Hall at Eastern...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Ron Mitchell - yucaipa, CA

“Joanne, Brian and family,It was a shock to get Brian's letter regarding Lee's passing. He had been myfinancial adviser and friend for over 20 years....Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: Peggy Forrest - Shelbyville, IN

“We want to express our sympathy to your family on the passing of your loved one. Our hearts go out to you at this difficult time. ”
6 of 22 | Posted by: Marty and Pam, boys and Jackie Treichel Isaac - IN

“My deepest sympathy to a wonderful man. Through the years I've gotten to know Lee and pictures of his grandchildren. He is a very loving man and I...Read More »
7 of 22 | Posted by: Anna Schiel Smith - Bourbonnais, IL

“It was such a shock to open the newspaper on Thursday and see Lee's photo and obituary. We first met when Lee was giving seminars at the Library. ...Read More »
8 of 22 | Posted by: Jo Anne and Don Born - New Lenox, IL

“Our thoughts and prayers go to Lee's family. Eric took piano lessons from Lee when Eric was a young boy. ”
9 of 22 | Posted by: Eric & Mary Bridges - Augusta, WV

“Such a devastating loss to all who knew Lee. Lee was my financial advisor for many years, I felt he was a friend as well, and we shared many good...Read More »
10 of 22 | Posted by: Joyce Podraza - Glendale Hts., IL

“Joanne and BrianI was sorry to hear of Lee's passing. Please accept Heather and my condolences to the entire Rincker family. ”
11 of 22 | Posted by: William Becich - Manteno, IL

“I was very shocked to hear of Lee"s passing, what a loss.Our time each year getting together was a joy.To Joanne and family our sympathy and prayers...Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: Donald Hughes - Shelbyville, IN

“Joanne and Family, As a classmate of Joanne, my condolence and prayers. Walt ”
13 of 22 | Posted by: Walter Wehlauch - Jacksonville, FL

“We are so sorry to learn of Lee's passing. What a kind man! We have been clients and friends of Lee for many years. We alway enjoyed and looked...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: Terry and Margo Levenda - Portage, IN

“Joanne and family: I was saddened to hear of Lee's passing. Please accept my sincerest condolences. ”
15 of 22 | Posted by: Barbara Cantwell - Lafayette, IN

“I am a former Waddell & Reed financial advisor (1997-2003). Lee was instrumental in my success at W&R (I attended his weekly training sessions). I...Read More »
16 of 22 | Posted by: Jennifer Robinson - Chicago, IL

“Dear Joanne, Brian, Rebecca, precious grandchildren, Rosemarie, Ruth, & all,My heart goes out to all & deepest sympathy is extended.Lee was such a...Read More »
17 of 22 | Posted by: Holly Giertz - Strasburg, IL

“Joanne, Brian and Family,We were so sorry to hear of Lee's passing. He was such a wonderful man. Someone that was not just a coworker and personal...Read More »
18 of 22 | Posted by: Nina and Will VanDerSchaaf - FL

“I feel so blessed that I was sent there that final day. I feel honored to have met Lee and the family. I will cherish that day and the time I spent...Read More »
19 of 22 | Posted by: Christina Sanchez - Midlothian, IL

“Joanne and family,Sue and I are so deeply saddened to hear of Lee's passing. I knew Lee for more than 40 years starting in the old DMH and...Read More »
20 of 22 | Posted by: Doug and Sue Sperling - New Lenox, IL

“Dear Joanne and family, I am sorry to hear your loss. I still remember Lee's quiet strength and faith. I will keep your family in my prayer. May Lee...Read More »
21 of 22 | Posted by: Sarah Hong - Minooka, IL - Friend

“Joanne, Brian and Family:My heart is heavy to hear about the passing of Lee. He was such a great inspiration to many of us here at W&R. In fact, he...Read More »
22 of 22 | Posted by: Enailah Shaw - IL - Coworker

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Lee Roy Rincker, age 71, passed away, surrounded by his loving family, at his home in Frankfort, IL 0n July 5, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 49 ½ years, Joanne L. (Watson) Rincker, his daughter, Rebecca & (husband) Thomas Davidsmeier of Saint Charles, IL, and his son, Brian & (wife) Meg Rincker of Frankfort, IL. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, ages 1-14.
Lee was born March 3, 1946, the oldest of three children of Roy & Helen (Doehring) Rincker of Strasburg, IL. He is also survived by his sisters, Rosemarie & (husband) Ron Caldwell of Centralia, IL and Ruth Rincker of Mascoutah, IL. He was married to the love of his life, Joanne, on January 13, 1968 at the Methodist Church in Momence, IL.
During his lifetime, Lee served in the U.S. Army during the Viet Nam years, received his Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA) at Loyola University, and worked as an administrator for the IL Dept. of Mental Health. He followed this with a 35-year career as a financial planner/advisor with Waddell & Reed where he earned many awards and was known for the genuine caring and time taken with his many clients throughout the United States.
Lee enjoyed Singing in the church choir, traveling to many parts of the world, and was a life-long San Francisco Giants baseball fan.
A wake will be held on Monday, July 10, 2017 at the Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 65 Old Frankfort Way, Frankfort, IL 60423 from 3:00PM until 7:00PM, Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at the New Lenox United Methodist Church, 339 W. Haven Ave., New Lenox, IL 60451 at 2:00PM, lying in state from 1-2PM. Burial will be held privately at the Kankakee Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Kankakee, IL

Memorials may be made to New Lenox United Methodist church –Chancel Choir, or Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Research ( For information or 815-806-2225.