Fred James Ryneer, Sr.

Birth Date: 
Sunday, February 15, 1925
Date of Passing: 
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

WOOSTER – Fred James Ryneer, Sr., 92, of Wooster passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Wooster Community Hospital.

He was born February 15, 1925 in Marshallville, the son of Elmer and Nora Hartel Ryneer.  He married Hilda Haas on February 20, 1952.  She preceded him in death on November 29, 2001.

Fred was drafted into the US Army on March 2, 1943 and served in India, Burma and China with Merrills Marauders until December 23, 1945.  He also served in Germany, Korea and Vietnam retiring in 1966.  He was later employed by the US Postal Service for 21 years. 

He was a member of the Salem Lutheran Church.  He enjoyed sewing, quilting and woodworking.

Fred is survived by a son, Fred J. (Sheri) Ryneer, Jr. of Marshallville; 6 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Victor (Barbara) Ryneer of Smithville and a sister Wanda Graham of Wooster.   Also survived by a special nephew, Donald and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded by his parents, a grandson Kenneth and siblings, Catherine Gerstenslager, Grace Boswell, Altie Ramseyer, Goldie Spear, Bertha Boreman, Maxine Ferguson, Violet Hoskinson, Dorothy Franks, Shirley Iceman, George Ryneer, Charles Ryneer and Richard Ryneer.

Friends will be received at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster on Monday, May 29, 2017 from 6-8:00 p.m.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Marianne Powrie officiating.  Burial will be in the Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery.  Military services will be conducted by American Legion Post 68 of Wooster.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Salem Lutheran Church, 4873 Cleveland Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Memorial Contributions: 

Salem Lutheran Church, 4873 Cleveland Rd., Wooster, OH 44691


Monday, May 29, 2017 from 6-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home


Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home


Sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.

your Family is in my prayers
My God wrap his arms around you in this sad time
hugs and love

Mr. Ryneer was such a good and kind man. Every single person at CVS will miss him. Our heartfelt sympathies to you.

So very sorry for your loss your dad and my dad George Ryneer were brothers my heart goes out to you

OPA we all love and miss you so much rest easy!

OPA we all love and miss you so much rest easy!

The Wooster Wayne Chapter of DAR would like to extend our deepest sympathy to your family in the loss of your loved one. We are very grateful for Fred's service to our country. Patriots are what keep our nation free. May God Bless you and comfort your family at this difficult time.

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