Michael Rhodehamel

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ANNA — Michael Edward Rhodehamel, 57, 7050 Amsterdam Rd, Anna, passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at 4:30 a.m. at Upper Valley Medical Center.

He was born on Oct. 8, 1957, in Sidney, Ohio, the son of Thelma (Labig) Rhodehamel of Anna and the late Herman Rhodehamel.

On April 25, 1997, he married Jane Petherbridge, who survives along with 10 children, Jennifer (Chad) Sharp, of Wapakoneta, Jonathan Rhodehamel, of Sidney, Elizabeth (Darryl) McNeal and Gabriel Rhodehamel, both of Anna, Richard (Amy) Leibold, of Troy, Athena (Joshua) Crotinger, of Findlay, John (Sarah) Berini, of Northfield, Minnesota, Jesse (Lesly) Ralston and Gara Ralston both of Sidney; one brother, Ronald (Jean) Rhodehamel, of Oran; 16 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by one son, Jack Edward Leibold.

Mr. Rhodehamel was employed by American Trim as a material handler.

Michael was a phenomenal praise and worship leader and pastor for many years, and most recently served at the Lockington United Methodist Church. He was a man who deeply touched the lives of all who met him. He was a caring and loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and friend, and will be missed by all.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, April 10, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave., Sidney, with the Rev. David Moore officiating. In keeping with Michael's wishes, his body will be cremated following the funeral service.

The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Friday from 10 a.m. until the hour of service.

Condolences may be expressed to the Rhodehamel family at the funeral home's website,

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Cromes Funeral Home Inc
302 S. Main Ave.
Sidney, OH 45365
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Published in Sidney Daily News from Apr. 7 to Apr. 8, 2015