Richard T. "Rich" Frink

Dec 26, 2018
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3:00 p.m. Saturday, December 29, 2018 at Locke Funeral Home



Greenwood Cemetery, Cedar Falls, Iowa


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Richard T. Frink, 66, of Janesville, died Wednesday, December 26, 2018, at UnityPoint Health—Allen Hospital.

He was born September 19, 1952 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina the son of Richard and Maylene Nelson Frink.

He was involved in the family business, Rainbow Florist & Greenhouse for 50 years until his retirement in 2012. In retirement he was a funeral attendant for Locke Funeral Home.

Rich was a Past Exalted Ruler of Waterloo BPOE #290; Past President of Iowa Society of Florists, and a classroom volunteer for Junior Achievement.

Rich married Jacque Harting on November 11, 1972 in Cedar Falls.  They have two children and two grandsons: a daughter Nicole Jackson, her husband Steve, and sons Evan and Graham of Barrington, Illinois; and a son Tom Frink of Fort Collins, Colorado.  He is also survived by his loving mother Maylene of Cedar Falls, and his brother David Frink and his wife Linda of Waterloo, and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father, Richard.

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  1. robbie fye leach | Jan 06, 2019
    I have  wonderful memories of working in the greenhouse with Rich and laughing ...alot.   He had a very droll sense of humor. I send my sympathies to Jackie and family.   robbie fye leach
  2. Craig Koepke | Dec 29, 2018

    I was saddened by the passing of my long time friend Rich. My wife and I send our deepest sympathy and prayers to Jacque and  the entire Frink family. 

    Craig & Sheila Koepke

  3. Chris, Angela, Lauren & Madeline Jackson | Dec 29, 2018

    Jacque, Nickii, Tom and Family,

    We are so sorry for your loss and send our condolences. Our thoughts are with you and your family in this difficult time.

  4. Cindy Talley Stark | Dec 28, 2018

    Dear Jacque, Nicole, Tom, Maylene and family,

    Tom and I send you our deepest condolences to you and your entire family. We are so very saddened to hear of Rich’s passing. You will be in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. We wish we couldbe with you all on Saturday but we are in San Antonio. With much love and prayers, Cindy and Tom Stark

  5. John J Talley | Dec 28, 2018

    Dear Jacque, Tom, Nicole, Dave, Maylene, and family members,  

    I just learned of Rich’s passing and wish to send along my most sincere condolences to the entire family.

    Rich and I spent many years working in the greenhouse side by side. Planting mums, geraniums, petunias and the like, and also doing some goofing off. I have very fond memories of those days especially the goofing off part. While I haven’t seen Rich in a while, I still remember our times together very fondly.  

    I wish everyone the best at this sad time.  

    John Talley

  6. Joseph & Joan Meany | Dec 28, 2018

    Dear Jacquie & family, 

    Our heartfelt condolences for each of you as you celebrate Rich’s life. We enjoyed sharing lots of great times at the Lodge, Go 2 - 9 - 0!

    May you each find comfort from your faith, family, friends & fond memories in the days ahead.

    Wish we could be with you on Saturday, but understand we are with you in spirit.

    To our absent Brother!

  7. Frances Newsom | Dec 27, 2018

    Dear Ones, 

    I am very sorry to hear of Rich’s passing.

    Please know that Darrell and I share your tears.


  8. John M. Waychoff | Dec 27, 2018



    Diane and I are in California with our daughter and grandchildren for the Christmas holiday.  We send you condolences and our love.

    I'll always have good memories of the many years we worked together as you and Rich helped me with the families we served together.

    John Waychoff

  9. Sandra Wright | Dec 27, 2018

    Dear Jackie,

    So sorry  to hear of Rich’s passing enjoyed working with him many moons ago.

    My condolences to you and your family.

    Sandy Wright  

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