Reverend John E. Remmenga ‘59, age 87 of Grove City passed away Friday, February 11, 2022 at Mount Carmel Grove City. John was born in Grand Island, NE to the late Neal and Leona (Kimpel) Remmenga.
John loved serving The Lord as an ordained full-time Minister in the positions as Senior Pastor at churches in Wisconsin and Ohio including Darby Creek Church of the Nazarene - Darbydale Campus from 1976 to 1988 and Jackson Church of the Nazarene from 1988 until his retirement from ministry in 1996. During his ministry, John served as Associate Pastor 5 years (Darbydale) and as Senior Pastor 33 years. He also served as the South Central Ohio Nazarene Camp Meeting Treasurer from 1974-2015. John was always a shepherd for the church. As a leader, he was a great listener and provided wise advice always in a gentle and caring manner. John was patient and showed love in everything he did. He had a passion for youth ministry in his earlier days of ministry. He had a great business sense whether it was regarding management of church and staff or his tax preparation services after he retired. John will always be remembered for his dry sense of humor, his love of being with family, and for showing God's love in his actions and not just words.
In addition to his parents, John is preceded in death by his son James Lee Remmenga; daughter Jana K. Wilson; grandson Justin Thomas Wilson; siblings Louella Powers, Paul Remmenga, Ruth Tanner, and Al Remmenga. John is survived by his wife of 65 years Doris E. Remmenga; children John A. Remmenga and Dawn R. (Charles) Green; son-in-law Daniel Wilson; grandchildren Kayla Fitzpatrick, Nathan (Lynsey), and Brandon Wilson, Alanna and Garrett Green, Adam and Robby Remmenga; great-grandchildren Gabriel Green, Riley Kennedy, Aubrey Fitzpatrick & a little one on the way Oaklynn Thone, his sister Mary Hendrich and Bruce (Judy) Remmenga.
Funeral was held on Darby Creek Church of the Nazarene- Darbydale Campus, Grove City, OH. Pastors Michael Vallangeon and Brian Sponseller officiated. Interment at Concord Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in John's memory to his church. Visit www.schoedinger.com to share a favorite memory of John.