Friday, October 30, 2009

John (Johnny) L. Rehmeyer

Today is our funeral service for a dear friend, saint, and faithful member of Mt. Zion. He was a family man, a hard worker, a loving man, a cheerful man, and a praying man. He always reminded us that he was praying for us, and that he loved us. We know (from the authority of the Scriptures) that Johnny is and will forever be with the Lord. We look forward to the time when we will see the Lord Jesus Christ, and worship Him forever along side precious saints like Bro. Johnny.

"He hath made everything beautiful in His time." (Ecc. 3:11)

COLLINSVILLE John L. "Johnny" Rehmeyer , 74, died Saturday, October 24, 2009, at his home. He was the husband of Ruth Waltemyer Rehmeyer. Born December 17, 1934, in York, he was the son of the late John A. Rehmeyer and Elizabeth (Dunlap) Rehmeyer. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 48 Muddy Creek Forks Rd., Brogue. Viewing will be held 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, at the Church Annex and 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the Church. Interment will be in Mt. Zion Baptist Cemetery with Pastor Randy Starr officiating. J.J. Hartenstein Mortuary, Inc., 19 S. Main St., Stewartstown, is in charge of arrangements Mr. Rehmeyer retired from General Dynamics, Red Lion, in 2001, after 24 years of service. He was a faithful and dedicated servant and member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. He was a member of the choir, an usher, assisted with member visitation and performed Mission Work in Hungary and Mississippi. Johnny's passion was sharing his life and love of the Lord with others. He enjoyed fishing with family and friends and enjoyed all children, making sure he had Peppermint Patties and Peanut Butter Cups for them. John's family, church and friends always came first so, following his diagnosis of cancer, his family made sure his final time was rewarding and filled with the things he had always wanted to do. He went on trains, hayrides, took his first hot air balloon ride, went in an airplane and flew in a helicopter. John was both a blessing and truly blessed. In addition to his wife of 54 years, he is survived by four children, Elaine Love and her husband, Gary of Brogue, Brenda L. Fletcher and her husband, Dallas of Mardela Springs, Md., Beverly Tyson and her fianc<6> Brian of Wrightsville, and Wayne E. Rehmeyer and his wife, Betty of Brogue; nine grandchildren; and six greatgrandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters and one brother, Gertrude Bacon of York, Phyllis Rehmeyer of Va., and Chalmers Rehmeyer of Airville. John is predeceased by a daughter and son, Darlene and Terry Rehmeyer, a twin sister Betty Burns, two additional sisters and a brother, Janet, Jackie and Billy. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 48 Muddy Creek Forks Rd., Brogue, Pa 17309.
Published in the York Daily Record & York Dispatch on 10/27/2009

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