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Daryl D. Reher, 83, of Grand Island, died Thursday, April 7, 2011 at
Saint Francis Medical Center, with his family by his side.
Service will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in All Faiths Funeral Home Chapel. Daniel
Naranjo will officiate. Burial will be in Grand Island City Cemetery
with military honors by the U.S. Army and Grand Island United Veterans
Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Daryl was born on November 1, 1927 in Grand Island, the son of Arnold
and Hattie (Boltz) Reher.
Those left to cherish his memory include three daughters and their
spouses, Sue and Chuck Hoffman of Grand Island, Rhonda and Rick Saalfeld
of Grand Island and Cindy Husted and the late Lester Husted of Doniphan;
and a sister, Eunice Hopkins of Grand Island.
He is also survived by six grandchildren, Mike and his wife, Lisa,
Hoffman, Becky Schlund, Jamie Hoffman, Scott and his wife, Alison, Ganow,
Laura Ganow and her friend, Jason Kappelman and Chris Harris; and seven
He was welcomed into heaven by his parents; his wife of 41 years, Arline
Reher; sister, Bernadine Schmidt and son-in-law, Lester Husted.
Daryl grew up and attended school in Grand Island, graduating in 1946. After
graduating, he entered the United States Army Air Corps and was honorably
discharged in 1947 with the rank of Buck Sergeant.
Daryl was united in marriage to Arline Helen Gerbig on June 19, 1948
in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Daryl and Arline raised three daughters. He
was later married to Shirley Rasmussen until their divorce in 2010.
He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service in Grand Island for
37 years. Daryl spent many enjoyable years in Bullhead City, Arizona
and returned to Grand Island in 2010.
He was President of the National Association of Letter Carriers of
Nebraska in 1970 and 1971, a member of the Hall County Sheriff’s
Posse, a life member of the Platt Duetsche, Elks, Legion Club and NE
Thoroughbred Breeders Association.
Daryl was an owner, breeder and trainer of thoroughbred horses during the ‘70’s,
80’s and 90’s. His horses raced at various tracks throughout
the United States and Canada. The star of his stable was a mare
named ‘ Suroncin’, which Arline named after their girls,
Sue, Rhonda and Cindy. Arline continued to name their horses after
Memorials are suggested to the Nebraska Thoroughbred Breeders Association.