2011-06-11 / Obituaries

Carl Robert “Bob” Rainier

Carl Robert “Bob” Rainier, 85, of Lancaster, formerly of Baltimore, passed away on Tuesday, May 31, 2011. Bob was born March 10, 1926, in Baltimore.

Bob was a 1944 graduate of Liberty Union High School. He was a home builder, farmer, and loved horses. Bob also enjoyed his trips to Sugarcreek and the Grand Ole Opry. He was an OSU Buckeye and Cincinnati Reds fan. He was a proud father and grandfather and will be missed by all.

Bob is survived by his son, Gary (Martha) Rainier; daughters, Penny (Ron) McDole and Sandra Rainier; sister, Alice Hoover; grandchildren, Chris (Weslie) Rainier, Danielle Finnefrock, Jennifer (Jared) Stanton, Carlie ( Aaron) Crowell, Sara ( Sam) Miller, Casey (Ashley) Rainier, Cassie (Kevin) Chase, and Carrie McDole; 17 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild with more on the way; and several nieces and nephews.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Merle and Carrie Alice Rainier; Wanda Rainier; and daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Max Whitmer.

Funeral service were held June 4, 2011, at the Frank E. Smith Funeral Home, Lancaster with Pastor Erladean Heffner officiating.

Caring Cremation followed. Burial will take place at a later date in Floral Hills Memory Gardens.

Special thanks to Caretenders, FMC third floor nurses, Dr. Nickison, Dr. Reddy, and Dr. Johnson.

Donations can be made to a charity of choice in honor of Bob.

To sign the online register or send condolences, please visit www.funeralhome.com

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