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James Scott "Jim" Rychener

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James Scott "Jim" Rychener Obituary
Rychener James "Jim" Scott Rychener. On March 29, 2017 at 2:20 a.m., Warrior, Provider and Father, Jim Rychener, met his amazing creator, Lord Jesus Christ after battling cancer five times over the past 17 years. With each battle, he emerged scarred but never physically or spiritually broken. Having survived and thrived after each experience, he was the epitome of a pillar of strength for all who knew him. A father to four girls and four son-in-laws, grandfather to five beautiful grandbabies, countless four legged babies and devout husband for 50 years, Jim was one of a kind. Kind to everyone he met and a true friend to all, Jim was a very gentle soul. He gave very generously of himself and was never one to dismiss or discount those in need. Always thinking of others first, he was a true disciple of Christ. He lived every day by and through the word of God. His faith has always been, and will continue to be an inspiration to his family. Jim was born on February 4, 1941 in Fulton Co., Ohio to the late Glen and Dorothy (Dominique) Rychener. He graduated from Pettisville High School and Bowling Green State University and proudly served his country as a member of the Unites States Army during the Korean War. He was an Account Executive with Hilb, Rogal and Hobbs in Columbus for 36 years and he was a devoted and faithful member of the Delaware Bible Church for 48 years. He was a member of the Gideon's International and he volunteered at Grace Clinic. He enjoyed reading his bible, walking his dog and taking care of his yard. Jim's life centered around his family and his church. He loved and cherished the women in his life which started with his wife, "Gerri"; daughters, Stephanie (Lou) Lorenson of Lake Mills, Iowa, Lauren (Ray) Villarreal of Alexandria, Virginia, Beth (Keith) Chlapaty of Ostrander and Katie (Darrin) Haubert of Lakeview; grandchildren, Nate and Courtney Lorenson, Ray Villarreal III, Charlie James Haubert and Sheay Chlapaty; brothers, Jack (Carol) and Fred (Julie) Rychener; sister-in-law, Pam Rychener; nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his brother Chuck. The family will receive friends on Friday, March 31 from 4-8 p.m. at the SNYDER RODMAN FUNERAL CENTER, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William Street), Delaware, OH. Graveside service will be held on Saturday, April 1 at 10 a.m. at Bokes Creek Cemetery with military honors provided at the gravesite. Celebration of life services will then be held on Sunday, April 2 at 2 p.m. at the Delaware Bible Church, 45 Belle Ave., Delaware, OH with Pastor Scott Tiede officiating. Contributions in Jim's memory may be made to Pregnancy Resources of Delaware County. The Snyder Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is honored to serve this veteran and his family. To share a fond memory of Jim or to offer a condolence to his family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Mar. 30, 2017
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