Daniel L. Rehm

Birth Date: 
Sunday, July 3, 1921
Date of Passing: 
Thursday, October 25, 2018

SMITHVILLE - Daniel L. Rehm, 97, passed away on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at LifeCare Hospice in Wooster.       

He was born July 3, 1921 to Earnest G. and Mary J. Wagner Rehm in rural Orrville at the family farm.  He married Mary Stahl on October 3, 1953.  She survives.  Daniel graduated from Smithville High School in 1939 and attended the Ohio State University before entering the US Army Air Force where he served as a flight engineer and B29 pilot during WWII.

He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Smithville where he served on the church council, was Sunday school Superintendent and Luther League leader.  He was a member of Smithville, County, State and the National Grange for over 80 years, charter member of Smithville Community Historical Society and charter member of Smithville Ruritans with 51 years of perfect attendance.  Daniel was a member of Wayne Co. Historical Society and Wayne Co. Farm Bureau.  He was a life time farmer and raised Christmas Trees for a number of years and also worked for the Wayne Soil and Water Conservation Service for 20 years assisting farmers to protect the soil and environment with conservation practices with strip cropping, farm ponds and water ways.

Surviving are his children, Barbara L. (Gary) Zumbiel of Florence, Kentucky, Alvin L. (Lisa) Rehm of Wooster and James R. (Laurie) Rehm of Smithville.; grandchildren, Orry Zumbiel, Nathan (Gwendolyn) Rehm, Aaron Rehm, Nicholas Rehm, Hannah Jo (Patrick) Barrios and Adam J. (Nessa) Rehm; a great-grandchild, Emerson Daniel Rehm; a brother, Earnest Rehm, Jr. of Smithville and several cousins and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents, a sister Genevieve Johnson and a brother Marion P. Rehm.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, October 29, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, 777 S. Summit St., Smithville with the Rev. Kristy Buyok officiating.  Friends will be received on Monday at the Church from 10-11:30 a.m.  Inurnment of cremains will be held at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery at a later date.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.

 

Memorial Contributions: 

St. Paul Lutheran Church, 777 S. Summit St., Smithville, OH 44677

Visitation: 

Monday, October 29, 2018 from 10-11:30 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Smithville

Service: 

Monday, October 29, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. at the St. Paul Lutheran Church

Condolences

Dear Rehm Families,
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your Husband, Dad, and Grandpa. He was always busy doing something, and his
presence will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this difficult time.

We are so sad to hear of Dan’s passing. When I was a kid I knew him as the Christmas tree guy. We always bought our tree from him. He was such a nice man. Our deepest sympathy to your family.

The Harmon Family

Dear Rehm Family,
I am very sorry for your loss. Dan was a valued member of the community. He will be remembered as an active volunteer with the Smithville Historical Society, the Smithville Ruritan Club, the St Paul's Lutheran Church, and the Grange. Dan was always a good friend to me. You have my deepest sympathy.
Curt Deibel

Dear Rehm Family,
I am very sorry for your loss. Dan was a valued member of the community. He will be remembered as an active volunteer with the Smithville Historical Society, the Smithville Ruritan Club, the St Paul's Lutheran Church, and the Grange. Dan was always a good friend to me. You have my deepest sympathy.
Curt Deibel

To Dan's Family and Friends, Our deepest sympathies go out to you. May God, and the many good memories, sustain you; now and also in the future.. Our thoughts and prayers are for you and your families. Sincere condolences from Art Beerys, Smithville, Ohio

We have fond memories of visiting your home. Mary, you made us many meals, popcorn being a favorite treat. We shared a lot of laughter with you two and Alvin and Jim. And while Dan didn't talk a lot, he laughed right along with us! We are saddened to hear of his passing. Our heartfelt condolences and prayers are with you.

Dear Rehm family. . .we were sorry to hear the news of the passing of your loved one! Always recall Mr. Rehm w/ a gentle smile on his face. We as a family, also have fond memories searching for & purchasing the "perfect" Christmas tree. Our thoughts & prayers are with you!

I’m so very sorry for your loss

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