Gary L. Rehrs - April 10, 2012Gary L. Rehrs, 73, of Syracuse, formerly of Hampton, died Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at Syracuse Good Samaritan Center in Syracuse.
Memorial services will be Monday, April 23, at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church near Hampton, with Rev. Loren Cooper officiating. There will be no visitation. Wagner Funeral Home in Central City is assisting the family with arrangements.
Gary was born on Aug. 15, 1938 in Hampton, to Herbert W. and Edna A. (Stettner) Rehrs. He grew up in Hampton and attended school there. He graduated from Hampton High School.
He entered the United States Air Force on Feb. 1, 1957 and was honorably discharged on Dec. 30, 1960.
Gary was united in marriage to Nancy L. Arndt on March 1, 1958 at Zion Lutheran Church near Hampton. The couple lived in Germany until Gary was discharged from the United States Air Force. They moved to Lincoln where Gary went to Barber School. After graduating, they moved to Hampton, where Gary opened his own Barber Shop. He eventually closed the shop and went to work for Fred Heiden Construction for several years, and then worked for Ken Wortman Construction of Aurora. He also worked part-time for the United States Postal Service in Hampton, and was hired full-time by the Post Office in 1983. He moved to Verdon and retired from the Postal Service in 2002.
Gary enjoyed his retirement, spending his winters in Arizona, and summers in Hampton. He also enjoyed golfing, and he loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, and friends.
Survivors include his sons and daughter-in-laws, Tom L. Rehrs of Palm Springs, Calif.; Mike and Brie Rehrs of Beatrice; and Joe and Tricia Rehrs of Syracuse; grandchildren, Kierstin M. Rehrs of Beatrice, Joshua B. Rehrs, US Army, HI; Megan E. Ramer, and her husband Joshua, of Fall City; step-grandchildren, Britton Lyon and Brendon Lyon, both of Syracuse; and a sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Herb Peters, of Aurora, and sister-in-law, LaRue Rehrs of Hampton; and brother-in-law, Dan Arndt of Grand Island.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Nancy Rehrs; brother, Dwayne “Bud” Rehrs; and sister, Colleen Nouzovsky.