Dr John W.

90, of Springfield, died in Oakwood Village on Thursday, March 17, 2022. He was born in Akron, Ohio on May 7, 1931, the son of the late Dr. Walter and Esther (Finkbeiner) Rechsteiner. John was a graduate of Western Reserve Academy and Oberlin College. He served in the United States Navy

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college and John earned his MD from The Ohio State University. In 1954 he married Sherril-Ann Gillette and they would have celebrated 68 years of marriage in June of that year. He started his medical practice as a general practitioner and later specialized in allergy and immunology. He was a member of the early Christian church. A longtime member of the Rotary Club of Springfield, John and Sheri have hosted several exchange students over the years and have traveled to visit students in their home countries. He was honored with the Silver Beaver Award by the Boy Scouts. John loved sailing, fishing, photography and traveling with Sheri. Sheri survives, along with their three children, Drew (Beth) Rechsteiner, Doug (Lisa) Rechsteiner, and Debbie (Evan) McBroom; grandchildren, Hope (Markus) Heim, Paige Rechsteiner, Jennifer (Rick) Flores, Hannah Rechsteiner and Bailey, Hanna and Blaine McBroom; great-grandsons, Wolfgang and Justice; her brother, David (Elaine) Rechsteiner; and several nieces and nephews. A visit is scheduled for Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. at LITTLETON & RUE

FUNERAL HOME. A memorial service is scheduled for May 7 at 2 p.m. at First Christian Church, 3638 Middle Urbana Rd.

Interment will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church, 3638 Middle

Urbana Rd., Springfield, OH 45502 or the Rotary Club of Springfield, PO Box 608, Springfield, OH 45501. The LITTLETON & RUE FUNERAL HOME serves the family. Memories and condolences can be shared at


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