John Ralph Rehl, 86, of Zanesville, died at 7:43 p.m. Monday, October 18, 2010 at the Emeritus at North Hills. He was born July 6, 1924, in Zanesville, a son of the late William G. and Christina Behnlein Rehl. He retired in 1976 as a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service. He was a longtime musician and was a member of the Muskingum County Music Group Hall of Fame. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and was a server of others.
Surviving are his wife, Evelyn M. Gardner Rehl, whom he married October 3, 1976, of the home; a brother, William George Rehl of Zanesville; two step grandsons, Dean and Jeffrey Emmert, both of New Castle, Wyoming; and several step great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Rebecca R. Scharr Rehl, who died April 10, 1972; and a step son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Joyce Emmert.
Friends may call 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Thursday, October 21, 2010 at the Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home, 1271 Blue Ave., Zanesville. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, October 22, 2010 at the funeral home with Dr. E. Wayne Stout officiating. Burial will follow at Zanesville Memorial Park Cemetery.
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