Edsel K. “Ed” Rintala

KEY WEST, Fla.- Edsel K. “Ed” Rintala, 88, a former Oskar resident, died on July 15, 2013, in Key West, Fla., where he had been residing.

He was born in Oskar on October 16, 1924, a son of the late John and Eva (Laitila) Rintala and was a 1942 graduate of Cooley High School in Detroit and later received a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in history.

Edsel was employed as a publications director at Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village in Dearborn and retired in 1986 as a professor at St. Clair County Community College in Port Huron, Mich.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during WWII.

Edsel is survived locally by numerous cousins.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two infant sisters.

Cremation has taken place and interment will be in the Oskar Cemetery.

Arrangements are being handled by the Jukuri-Antila Funeral Home in Hancock, Antila Funeral Service, Inc.