Edsel T. Rinehimer, 84, Dorrance, died suddenly Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, at home.
Born in Dorrance Township on Sept. 9, 1933, he was a son of the late George and Edith (Stein) Rinehimer. He graduated from Newport High School, and served honorably in the Army National Guard for six years. He owned and operated his own dairy farm, and loved the labors it involved.
He was a faithful member of St. James Lutheran Church in Hobbie. In his spare time, Edsel enjoyed playing on the church softball team. He also liked hunting, mostly for the camaraderie with others. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau. He liked attending the meetings, especially for the meals, and collecting the hats they handed out. He took pleasure in watching the Fourth of July fireworks. He adored his grandchildren and spending time with them.
He will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 57 years, Jane A. (Wenner) Rinehimer; children: Janet Lowery and husband Brent, of Hobbie; Glenda Hannon, of Dorrance; Scott Rinehimer and wife Tara, of Dorrance; grandchildren: Joshua and Jeremy Lowery; Megan, Joseph, Curtis and Christopher Hannon, Brandon and Jordan Rinehimer; sister, Lois Yeager, of Mountain Top; brothers, Arthur Rinehimer and wife Margaret, of Bloomsburg; Floyd Rinehimer and wife Shirley, of Hobbie; brother-in-law, Eugene Fenstermacher; sister-in-law, Ruth Rinehimer; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son in infancy; his son-in-law, Curtis Hannon; brother, George Rinehimer; and sisters, May Fenstermacher; Emily Bloss and husband Wilbur; Helen Rinehimer and husband Claude; and brother-in-law, Ray Yeager.
A funeral service was held at St. James Lutheran Church, Hobbie. The Rev. Oliver Brown officiated. Interment follow in Emmanuel Cemetery, Dorrance. Arrangements were by Heller Funeral Home LLC, Nescopeck.
Memorial contributions are suggested to St. James Lutheran Church, 827 E. County Rd., Wapwallopen, or Dorrance Township Volunteer Fire Dept., 402 St. Johns Rd., Wapwallopen, PA 18660.
Online messages of comfort may be sent to email@example.com.