David Kent Rethorn, 47, Shobonier

David Kent Rethorn, 47, of Shobonier, died at 12:42 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2007, at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Centralia.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Shobonier, with Pastor Roger Wohletz officiating. There will be no visitation. Memorials: Patoka Fire Department or donor’s choice. Hohlt & File Funeral Home in Vandalia was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Rethorn was born on July 25, 1960, in Vandalia, the son of Kenneth W. and Betty J. Sachan Rethorn. He never married.

He was a farmer and welder, and had worked for Tri-Star Manufacturing in Vandalia. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Shobonier. He was a graduate of Patoka High School and the School of Welding in Cleveland, Ohio.

He is survived by his mother, of Shobonier; aunt, Arlene Wright of Vandalia; uncle, Victor Schmid of Vandalia; and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father.

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