Ernest J. “Ernie” Rehling

May 24, 1939 ‒ November 21, 2015

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Ernest J. “Ernie” Rehling, age 76, of Coshocton Ave., Mount Vernon, passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at the Laurels of Mount Vernon. He was born on May 24, 1939 in Mount Vernon, Ohio, the son of Ernest L. and Evelyn (Schwartz) Rehling. Ernie was a 1957 graduate of Mount Vernon High School. He was employed as photo engraver for over 31 years at American National Can and worked several years at Carter Lumber in Condit.

Ernie was a 48 year member of Gay Street United Methodist Church. He had held the position as treasurer for the Graphic Arts International Union and served as a statistician for the Mount Vernon High School football team for many years. Ernie was a previous member of the Elks Lodge and Colonial City Moose Lodge and was a head coach and manager of his children’s Little League teams at Phillips Park.

Ernie was an avid golfer and he enjoyed outdoor photography. He was a soft hearted, loving man that will be missed by many, but we can all cherish that crooked smile or ornery laugh.

He is survived by his loving wife, Janet (Baker) Rehling whom he married on September 23, 1967, two sons, Jeffrey (Gwendolyn) Rehling of San Francisco and Dr. John (Dr. Kirsten Stewart) Rehling of San Francisco, four grandchildren, Carleton Joseph (C.J.) Rehling and Annika “Sage” Rehling, Miles Alexander Rehling and Lauren Elizabeth Rehling and best friend Bruce Schouten.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters-in-law, Stanley Banbury, James H. Baker, Rev. Robert Baker, Margaret McCracken and Patricia Baker.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 12 noon at the Gay Street United Methodist Church where a Celebration of Life service will begin at 12 noon. Rev. Denise Marikis will be officiating. The family will observe a private graveside service in Mound View Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Living Memorial Fund at Gay Street United Methodist Church or Kindred at Home.

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The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Ernest J. “Ernie” Rehling.

  • Oh, Janet….I am so sad reading this and seeing Ernie’s smiling face. As you know, Ernie was considered a very good friend of my brother, Bill Tanner. That class of 1957 was so special to me as all the guys were really nice to me even though I was just the little sister. I remember Ernie’s smile and his sense of humor; seemed he was always laughing and joking around. I send you my sincere sympathy and urge you to remember….God’s Got This.

    Sally Tanner

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    ear Janet and family
    Ernie was one of a kind I am privilied to have worked with him and enjoyed his his sense of humor, he will be sorely missed, love to your family, Norma,

  • To the Rehling family:

    Thoughts from Florida during this time of sorrow. He fought the battle well. Nothing I write will console your hearts. He will live on in all of you.

    Perry C Brokaw

  • Dear Janet, Jeffrey, John & Family: I was so sorry to learn of Ernie’s passing – he was a wonderful, heart warming funny guy! I loved how cute he was with joking around with Heath and telling us what a great little boy Heath was and such a good golfer at his age! I will always be grateful for his special TLC with Heath! It all those kind things he did and many more that I know he is safely on God’s arms… Janet you and family will remain in our daily prayers as I know the loss hurts! I can see Ernie and Dad smiling in heaven, pain free, and joking around. Love to you, The Geiger Family.

  • Oh how I loved Ernie! I loved my time in their home as a little kid. I was cared for by Janet and Ernie for a couple of years after school. We had great times playing basketball and card games. We talked about golf and sports. We would laugh about so many things….his laugh was infectious! About the only thing we didn’t agree on was college football. He would always tell me how great his Michigan Wolverines were. He will be missed! Blessings to the entire family! You are all in my prayers.

  • Oh Janet I am so very sorry to hear of Ernie’s passing……….May God Bless and keep you in your time of mourning………

  • Dear Janet and family,
    John and I are so sad to hear the news of Ernie’s passing. We know he had a hard struggle for a number of years. We fondly remember Ernie as a big Teddy bear of a man. Always with a smile and a joke or story ready to tell. We know he was much loved and will be missed by many. John and I will always remember Ernie. And we are remembering you and family in our prayers as you go through this difficult time. Blessed be!

  • Dearest Janet, we send you our love and deepest sympathy on your loss of Ernie yesterday. Thank you for being his true friend and loving wife, an example to many who only hope to have as good a relationship as the two of you had. We feel your grief and know that it was tempered by your sympathy for Ernie’s need to be free of his ailing body. You have walked this final walk with him bravely, a power of example. Please know that we hold you daily in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Dear Family,
    I feel your loss and sadness! My cousin, “Butch” was what made my trips to Ohio so memorable. The teasing was mercifuless, the laughter contagious and the ice cream endless! These are the memories I will always cherish. Know that he is with our Lord and the pain is over. Aunt Ev is probably calling him a “dumb cluck” and laughing with him! Praying you find peace and comfort knowing you loved an awesome man and we’re so loved in return. God bless. Love, Pam

  • What a great neighbor Ernie was, there was never one better. We really appreciated him. I offer prayers for the family that one day soon you will remember something he said or did and it will bring a smile and a fond memory. I know it is such a raw feeling right now you hardly believe you will ever smile again … but you will, each in his or her own time. Again, I am deeply sorry for your great loss. Milt & Ruth Reeder family

  • So very sorry for your loss Janet, Jeff, and John … it was our extreme pleasure that our paths crossed with Ernie and family … will always have a place in our hearts for all of you.

  • Janet and family,
    We were saddened to hear of your loss of Ernie. You both were such good neighbors to my family and I was always glad to know you were there for my parents after I moved out. Know that our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. He will be truly missed by all. We know he will always be there with you, in your heart and memories. God Bless.

  • Dear Janet, I was just informed of Ernie’s passing, and so sorry to hear. I was not aware he was at the Laurels. My sincere sympathy to you and the rest of the family. That 1957 class was something special.

  • Rest In Peace Dear Friend!! You will be missed!!! You and Janet kept our Class of ’57 together. Dear Janet, Thank you for taking such good care of Ernie through the years. You are a wonderful wife and mother (and friend). May you and your family know how much we share in your loss. Ernie will never be forgotten. Love you all!!! Susie and Dick Huggins/Frederiktown

  • So very sorry for your loss. Ernie’s smile and gentle nature will always be missed. Condolences to you and your family Janet. Susie (Simmons) Kontul

  • Sorry to hear of Ernie’s passing. I remember being in Sunday school class and even took care of his mom and he would give me a hard time each time he came in.

  • So So Sorry. A lot of good memories. What a great man. Will surely be missed.Will keep you in my prayers. Bob Harrod