ERWIN “RACK” C. REKEWEG, 92, of Woodburn, passed away on Monday, July 7, 2014, at Adams Heritage, Monroe ville. Born in Wood burn, he was the son of the late Fred and Frieda Rekeweg. He was a longtime member of Christ Lutheran Church, Woodburn. He owned and operated Rack & Helen’s, in both Woodburn and New Haven, retiring in 1981. He is survived by his wife, Irene; children, Mike Rekeweg of Fort Wayne, Rita (Bill) James of Coldwater, Deborah (Dan) Coomer of Woodburn, and Kim (Kevin) Baumert of Monroeville; stepchildren, Joe (Linda) Messmann and Marsha (Mike) Rohrs, both of Antwerp, Ohio, Joy Messmann of Woodburn, and Margie (Dan) Gordon of Cecil, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Messmann; brothers, Wilfred and Herbert Rekeweg; and daughter-in-law, Becki Rekeweg. Funeral service is 10 a.m. Thursday at Christ Lutheran Church, 4412 Park St., Woodburn, with calling one hour prior. The Rev. Timothy Edwards officiating. Calling also from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, New Haven. Preferred memorials to Adams Heritage or Worship for Shut-ins. Arrangements by E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 St. Rd. 930 E., New Haven. To share online condolences, please visit

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