Donald F. Rine

November 12, 1939 ‒ November 18, 2019

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Donald F. Rine, age 80, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Monday, November 18, 2019 at Knox Community Hospital surrounded by his loving family.  He was born on November 12, 1939 in Licking County, Ohio the son of Louis and Nelda (Laughery) Rine.  Donald served in the National Guard for over 22 years and he owned and operated Don’s Donuts in Mount Vernon.

Don is survived by his children; Pamela (Phillip) Helms, Charles (Reva) Rine and Tammy Crumrine all of Newark; four grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; step-children, John (Diane) Berkshire, Randy Berkshire, Bob (Lynn) Berkshire, Debbie (Lynn) Haines and Ronda Berkshire; two brothers, Michael (Pauline) Rine of Newark, Rodney (Sue) Rine of Hebron; two sisters, Annette Strickler of Bellevue, Nebraska and Penny (Steve) Swonger of Newark.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his companion, Dora K. Johnson and two brothers, Roger Rine Sr. and Dave Rine.

The family will observe a private burial in Wilson Cemetery in Newark, Ohio.  The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Donald F. Rine.

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  • Had the pleasure of working with Don a few years. Don always brought a smile and a laugh to the crew. He enjoyed making people laugh. Pam and Family my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Chuck and family – My thoughts and prayers be with you on the loss of your father. I am sure he will truly be missed,

  • Dear family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Don was fun loving person. He will be missed by all who ever met him
    Sherry Burchard Hickman