Christopher R. "Chris" Rengel, 22, of Sandusky, passed away unexpectedly late Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 2, 2007, at The Ohio State Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio.
He was born Nov. 12, 1984, in Sandusky. A 2003 graduate of St. Mary's High School he was beginning his senior year at Ohio State University, majoring in the field of construction systems management, a program that specialized in all aspects of construction, in the College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Services. For the past three years he had worked at Holkenborg Equipment Company during breaks and the summers. He was always busy, either helping around the house, in the yard or at the neighbors. He had a passion in learning how to accomplish something by doing. Like his hobby of building furniture, from an oaken bed for his brother to a chest for his mother.
Chris is survived by his parents, Robert C. "Bob" and Kathleen A. "Kathy" (Nagel) Rengel Jr.; three brothers, Rob, Scott and Kyle Rengel; paternal grandparents, Robert and Donna (Riesterer) Rengel Sr.; paternal great-grandmother, Mildred "Millie" Greulich; aunt, Linda (John) Van Tine; uncles, Patrick (Deidre) Rengel and D. Jeffery (Judy) Rengel; and numerous cousins.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Ervin and Martha (Benien) Nagel; maternal great-grandparents, Henry and Anna Benien and William and Wilomena Nagel; and paternal great-grandparents, Carl and Ada Rengel.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. today in David F. Koch Funeral Home, 520 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, where prayers will be recited 9:30 a.m. Saturday. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Catholic Church, 429 Central Ave., Sandusky. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Sandusky.
Contributions may be made in his name to the Learning Center Technology Fund, c/o St. Mary's Central Catholic High School, 410 W. Jefferson Street, Sandusky, OH 44870.