Clyde C. Rekart, age 92, formerly of Norwalk, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, in Parkvue Place, Sandusky.
Clyde was born Nov. 1, 1920, in Ottoville, Ohio, to Edward and Mary (Langhals) Rekart. He was a graduate of St. Paul High School and was a life member of St. Paul Catholic Church.
During his teenage years he worked for the Norwalk Reflector Herald Newspaper. He then served during World War II from 1942-1945 in the Army Air Corps. He married his wife, Mary Ruffing Sept. 3, 1947, at St. Paul.
He owned and operated the first bus line in Norwalk and later P and R Electric/Value Center. He owned and managed Norwalk Home Rentals for many years, and in the 1970’s was the St. Paul Catholic Church business manager. He then worked for Century 21 and Stadtmiller Reality. He served on the Huron County Veteran Service Commission and coordinated the Disabled Veterans’ housing and transportation needs.
He enjoyed dancing, clam bakes, building, fishing, building homes and spending time at his home on the lake. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, traveling with his wife to visit friends and family, and was known for his jokes.
Clyde is survived by his children, Maryann (Jon) Jefferis of Huron, Thomas (Vickie) Rekart of Huron, Kathryn Linton and David Scott of Aiken, S.C., Patti (Jim) Creamer of Indianapolis, and Marc (Stella) Rekart of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; 16 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Anderson of Sebring, Fla.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Cecelia (Ruffing) Rekart on March 5, 2013; siblings, Rudy, Jerry and Paul Rekart, and LaDonna Gies, Edna Hohler and Leta Fritz; and a brother in childhood.
Friends may call 5-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main St., Norwalk. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at St. Paul Catholic Church, 91 E. Main St., Norwalk. The Rev. Nathan Bockrath, associate pastor of St. Paul Catholic Church, will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Paul Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Paul Catholic Church, 91 E. Main St., Norwalk, OH 44857.
Condolences may be shared at norwalkfuneral.com.