Mr. Rimel, the son of the late Jacob L. and Lucille (McDowell) Rimel was born March 6, 1939, in Poplar Bluff, Mo.
Mr. Rimel was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Dexter, Mo., a retired lineman for Ameren, and a U.S. Navy veteran. Mr. Rimel was active in the United Methodist Men, past president of the Dexter Lions Club and University of Missouri Agricultural Extension Council.
On Dec. 19, 1965, he married Judith Kay Evans. She survives at their home in Dexter. Also surviving are two sons, Chris Rimel and his wife, Anna Jane, of Acworth, Ga., and Kevin Rimel of Anna, Ill.; two grandchildren, Mae Esther Rimel and Gabriel William Rimel; two sisters, Minnie Rimel Davis of Poplar Bluff, Mo., and Betty Rimel Harris and husband Ed of Ruston, La.; two brothers, Bob Rimel and wife Linda of Poplar Bluff and John Rimel of Wilmer, Ala.; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation is scheduled from 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2012, at the First United Methodist Church in Dexter, with funeral services at the church at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 5, 2012.
Interment will be at 10 a.m. Monday, May 7, 2012, at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield, Mo.
The family requests donations be made to the First United Methodist Church of Dexter.
Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter is in charge of all arrangements.
Reprinted by request.