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Donald W. "Shorty" Reer Sr.

Sunday, July 1, 2012
2:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Secor Funeral Home
414 E. Main Street
New Washington, OH 44854

Monday, July 2, 2012
10:00 AM
Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church
North Auburn, OH

Donald W. "Shorty" Reer, Sr., age 71, resident of rural Plymouth, Ohio passed away unexpectedly on Friday, June 29, 2012 at the Mercy Willard Hospital. He was born on June 9, 1941 in Milan, Ohio to Harold and Gertrude (Smith) Reer and had been a Plymouth resident for 45 years. He had attended Monroeville High School and served in the US Army Reserves in Fremont. Shorty was a livestock dealer and hauler, as well as, a life long farmer. He was a member the former Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church in North Auburn, the New Washington Knights of Columbus, Crawford County Sr. Fair Board, a 4-H Advisor, the Monroeville American Legion, Shelby Moose Club, Shelby Owls Club, Plymouth FFA Alumni Assc., and the Buckeye Allis Club. He also was a original worker at the Oakridge Festival and was a former Auburn Township Trustee.

He is survived by his wife, Rose A. (Weidinger) Reer, whom he married on November 13, 1965; three sons, Donnie Jr. (Joyce) Reer of Shelby; Dennis (Debbie) Reer of Attica; and Daniel "Fred" (Sonja) Reer of Plymouth; five grandchildren, Mikayla, Douglas, Emily, Joseph and John Reer; his mother Gertrude Reer of Monroeville; two brothers, Jerry Reer of Bellevue; and Steve Reer of Monroeville; and a sister, Judy Bradford of Monroeville.

In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by an infant brother, Louis Reer.

Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in New Washington, Ohio on Sunday, July 1, 2012 from 2:00 to 8:00 PM. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday at 10:00 AM at the Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church in North Auburn with Father Eric Culler officiating. Burial will follow at a later date in Mother of Sorrows Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Crawford County Fair Building Fund, the Plymouth FFA Alumni Assc., or to the donor's choice. Online condolences can be made at


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