July 8, 2008
414 E. Main Street New Washington OH 44854 7/11/2008 14:00:00
New Washington OH 7/12/2008 10:30:00
Daniel M. Reffert, age 66, resident of rural New Washington, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, July 8, 2008 in the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. He was born on December 14, 1941 in Wadsworth, Ohio to the late Edwin and Winemah (Durigg) Reffert and has been a New Washington resident most of his life. He is a 1959 graduate of Shelby High School and a 1966 graduate of Tiffin University. Mr. Reffert was employeed with the former Farmers State Bank in New Washington as a loan officer and had served in US Army. He was a member of the St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, the New Washington American Legion and the Kights of Columbus.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara (Bernard) Reffert, whom he married on November 9, 1968; a son and daughter-in-law, Randal and Lori Reffert of Perrysburg, OH; two grandsons, Ryan and Lucas Reffert of Perrysburg, OH; a daughter and son-in-law, Dana and Derek Tong of Findlay, OH; three grandsons, Andrew, Alan and Aaron Tong of Findlay, OH; a grandaughter, Alyssa Tong of Findlay, OH; one sister, Ann Starr of Tennessee; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a brother, Tom Reffert and a sister, Jane Louise Reffert.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in New Washington on Friday, July 11, 2008 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 10:30 AM at the St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in New Washington with Father Tommy Rodrigues officiating. Burial will follow in the Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Cemetery in Shelby, Ohio. Memorial contributions can be made to the Autism Society of N.W Ohio or to the American Lung Association. Online condolences can be made at www.secorfuneralhomes.com
Mrs. Reffert, Randy and Dana–I just heard about Mr. Reffert’s passing. I am so sorry. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
I am so sorry to hear of Dan’s passing; you and Dan had a great life together. I will always remember those times when our families got together growing up. We had so much fun, and Dan was a wonderful person, and always brought laughter to those around him. He will surely be missed by many. God bless you and your family, please let me know if you ever need anything, and I will be there for you.
Barb and family~
I have had the good fortune of knowing Dan through my best friend, Bill. (Barb’s brother)
Dan was a wonderful man and I will miss him much Although Dan has “gone home” his memories we can always cherish and enjoy.
Barb, I cannot make the services, and am very sorry. God bless.
Barb, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I only got to know your husband a little bit at our reunions. He always seem to be happy. I pray for you and your family at this time for the Lord to give you comfort and peace.
Sarj and Jan Bloom
Ann, you have my sincerest sympathy. I don’t know if you remember me, I worked for your parents taking care of Janie one summer when you lived in Shelby. I think of you quite often as I still get the NW Herald. My brother still lives there.
Barbara and family…You have our deepest sympathy on Daniel’s passing. It’s always very hard dealing with the death of a spouse, father, grand-father, brother and uncle but you will get through this by leaning on each other for strength. God bless.