Claude M Rahl

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Claude Merle Rahl, 90, of Lorain, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at Lake Pointe Health Center.

He was born on April 12, 1921 in Russia Township, Ohio to Albert and Edith (Battenhouse). Claude graduated from Amherst High School in 1939.

He was a proud veteran of World War II serving in the US Army from 1942 to 1945.

A carpenter by trade, he along with his father and brother formed the A.W. Rahl and Sons, Inc. in 1946, building houses throughout the Lorain, Elyria and Amherst areas.

Claude and his wife, Vi, enjoyed boating and fishing on Lake Erie. If not on his boat, he could be found "puttering around" in the basement of the house he built for his family.

The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the entire staff at Lake Pointe Health Center, especially to the wonderful and caring nurses and aides on the Lighthouse Floor.

Claude will be sadly missed by his wife of 36 years, Viloa (nee Jauch); his daughter, Claudia; his granddaughter, Courtney; and a great-grandson, Matthew.
He was preceded in death by his beloved son, Jim, on January 21, 2012; his parents; and his brother, Leroy and his sister Evelyn Barnhardt.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 17, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of funeral service at 1:00 p.m. in the Dovin and Reber Jones Funeral & Cremation Center, 1110 Cooper Foster Park Rd., Amherst. Pastor Bob Daugherty will officiate. Burial will follow immediately in North Murray Ridge Cemetery, Elyria with military honors being conducted.

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