Alvin Eugene Rinehart
November 24, 1933 ‒ March 25, 2018
MANSFIELD: Alvin Eugene Rinehart passed away, Sunday, March 25, 2018 in his home surrounded by his family. He was 84.
He was born November 24, 1933 in Morrow County to parents Henry W. & Viola M. (Marshall) Rinehart. After he was graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1951, he proudly served his country by joining the US Navy while attending The Ohio State University before being called back to duty.
A beautiful young lady named Margaret Evelyn Morrison caught his eye and the pair soon married on October 29, 1955. They spent 57 wonderful years together until she passed in 2012.
Alvin worked at, Kokosing as a heavy equipment operator and a mechanic for many years before retiring in 1995.
He was a member of the Eagles #630 in Galion, VFW #5101, American Legion #535, Moose #303 in Galion, Am Vets #1979, Am Vets #26, Elks in Lexington, and the Galion Owl’s.
In spare time, he took pleasure in being outdoors. From his tractors to showing horses to mushroom hunts to turkey shoots and deer hunts he enjoyed working with his hands. One of his favorite pastime was gardening. The family joke was when he would plant something in his garden, he couldn’t just plant a row, he would have to plant half an acre.
He is survived by sons Rex Frye (Andrea Sturtz) of Circleville, and James (Laura) Rinehart of Mansfield; daughter Saundra Rinehart of Galion; grandchildren Heather Lybarger, Casandra Shisler, Dustin Rinehart, Drew Shisler and Sarah Rinehart; 6 great-grandchildren; sister Marilyn Sipes; brothers Duane Rinehart and Danny (Linda) Rinehart.
In addition to his loving wife, Alvin was preceded in death by his parents and brother Gerald Rinehart
The Rinehart family will receive friends Thursday, March 29, 2018 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. A funeral service honoring Alvin’s life will be held Friday, March 30, 2018 at 11 a.m. Pastor Karen Wagenhals will speak. Burial will follow in Shauck Cemetery.
Contributions in Alvin’s memory to OhioHealth Hospice may be made at the funeral home.
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Alvin’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com