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REHM, Harold Eugene
REHM, Harold Eugene Harold was the eighth child born to Eugene Joseph Rehm and Anna Braun, November 11, 1926 in Minnesota. Harold passed away September 22 in Palmdale Regional Hospital with his family at his side. In 1944 his parents, Harold and two brothers moved to California. They owned the O.K. Grocery in Hawthorne, for many years. Harold was preceded in death by his eight siblings and son Michael. He is survived by wife Pauline (Polly), sons Dan (Kam) of San Diego, Barry of Temecula, daughters, Janet (Terry) Arruda of Palmdale, and Diane (Rogers) Jones, of Quartz Hill. Eleven grand children and three great grandchildren. Sister Gerry Boll of Idaho who just celebrated her 90th birthday. Harold worked in his parents grocery store until he joined the Army in 1945. He was honorably discharged in 1947 and went back to work in his parents grocery where he met a frequent customer and future bride, Polly Thompson. They were married in 1948 on January 29 at St. Josephs church in Hawthorne. He worked at North American and Standard Oil until he joined the Los Angeles County Fire Department in 1952. The family lived in Hawthorne in Bodger Park where they had a community association. He was baseball coach for several years for the kids and sometimes a umpire. He moved his family to Lancaster in 1964. After several years commuting to stations down below he got transferred to 117s until his retirement in 1981 after 31 years as engineer. They enjoyed several trips back east in their motorhome and belonging to the Lancaster Roadrunner Motorhome Club for many years. He was president of the club several times. He was also a charter member of the Knights of Columbus chapter of Fr. Serra Parish. He was an usher and helped at festivals the church held. He also held many yards sales in his back yard in Quartz Hill to benefit the Knights of Columbus. He was a member of local, Florence and Ray B. Edwards, Chapter 819. City of Hope. After Mrs. Edwards passed away he held office as President trying to keep the Chapter going. After ten years he had to retire due to his health. During the time he was an active member he held many yard sales in his back yard to benefit the City of Hope. He enjoyed the campouts with the Roadrunners always joking and was known for his smile everywhere. He had such a good outlook and sense of humor. He was a wonderful husband and father. He was always willing to help anyone who needed it. He took care of Polly when the babies were born and could cook, make formula, and wash diapers with the best of them. He will be missed by family and friends but we take comfort knowing hes with his parents, son Michael and all his siblings. Donations in his memory can be made to City of Hope, 1055 Wilshire Blvd., LA, 90017 www.cityofhope.org.giving or MS Associations of America, www.nationalMS.soc.org and the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. A vigil will be held from 5 pm to 7 pm Thursday September 26, 2013. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated 11 am Friday, September 27, 2013 both at Father Serra Parish Catholic Church, 42121 North 60th Street West, Lancaster, with interment to follow at Good Sheperd Catholic Cemetery. The arrangements are being handled by Halley Olsen Murphy Funerals and Cremation , Lancaster. www.homelancaster.com

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