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John "Howard" Rinehart, 76, of Traverse City, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 at the Grand Traverse Pavilions. Howard was born on Thursday, Oct. 31, 1940 to John and Lois (Core) Rinehart in Traverse City.
He attended Glen Lake High School and was a member of the 1959 championship basketball team.
After graduation he went to work for a local building supply company. He loved driving his delivery truck and especially enjoyed the twice weekly trips to the Upper Peninsula.
Howard married Jane Roush on June 22, 1963 at a service in Traverse City. He enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, woodworking and gardening.
He attended weekly worship services at West Bay Covenant Church for over 50 years.
Howard is survived by his wife, Jane (Roush) Rinehart; sons, Brian Rinehart, Bruce Rinehart and Bradley (Debbie) Rinehart; brother, Charles (Helen) Rinehart; grandchildren, Lane Rinehart, Christopher Rinehart, Jessica Rinehart and Ashley Rinehart; adopted daughter, Catherine (J. Balmer) Rinehart; and granddaughter, Ashley Rinehart.
Per Howard's wishes, cremation has taken place.
Those wishing an expression of sympathy may direct contributions to Munson Hospice, c/o Munson Regional Foundation, 1150 Medical Campus Dr., Traverse City, MI.
Please share your thoughts and memories of Howard with his family by way of his online guestbook at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com.
The family is being cared for by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Published on September 29, 2017
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