On Oct. 29, 2012, Daniel Lee Rehman, age 72, peacefully died at home with loved ones by his side. Dan was born in Taylor Center, Mich., to Edward and Ethel Rehman at the family home on June 5, 1940.
He lived an extraordinary life and met every day with gratitude and a positive attitude. Dan cared to make a conscious effort to extend a good word to all those he met. Those who knew the man would say, "He is a friend of mine." He offered his time selflessly, from lending a "friendly ear" to helping a person find their way to a more meaningful life. Dan Rehman was a friend who would risk telling you the truth, even it if meant angering you for a short while. He found his greatest joy when mentoring others and required nothing in return for all he gave. Dan believed that service to his fellow man was his greatest charge and was known for his generous and trusting spirit. Many times he helped a fellow he hardly knew with a little pocket money for gas or food. Other times he would offer a job to a guy who was down on his luck, even though Dan could have easily done the task himself. It's fair to say that he loved a good cup of coffee and the camaraderie that went with it.
After Dan proudly served our nation in the United States Air Force, he became a jack-of-all-trades and master of many.
Dan is survived by his beloved wife and best friend, Dianne Rehman; a sister, Donna Rehman; three sons, Jeff, Phil and his wife Carrie, and Rik Rehman; and stepson, Rob Wood and his wife Cindy. Although his grandchildren, Kyra, Kayleigh, Hannah, Ori, Asher and Balen Reh-man and Cody and Gerrick Wood enjoyed calling him "Grumpa Rehman," all of them will miss his gentle spirit and unconditional love.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 24, Delta, CO 81416 in Dan's memory. A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Center for Spiritual Living located at 658 Howard Street in Delta, followed by a cookie reception in the lower level of the church. Please bring your favorite cookies to share.
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