CALLAO—Frank Ernest “Ernie” Reymer, 69, of Callao passed away Saturday, January 2, 2020 at his home. He passed away from cardiac and lung issues after suffering a long and valiant battle with various health issues.
He was born on March 8, 1951, to Richard “Dick” Reymer and Betty McCormick Reymer in Washington, D.C.
He is survived by his wife of over 17 years, Kathleen “Kathy” Reymer; a daughter, Tiffany Reymer; a son, Eric Reymer; stepsons, Dustin Renter and Nick Renter; grandchildren, Dean Tworkowski, Amelia Tworkowski and Lana Renter; sisters, Sherry Miller and Debby Reymer; brother, Randall Reymer; and brother-in-law, Bryan Miller. He is also survived by stepsisters, Susan Stout Breding, Carole Steinat and Patti Mink; stepbrothers, Larry Steinat and Bobby Steinat; as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Ernie was predeceased by parents, Richard “Dick” Reymer and Betty McCormick Reymer; his brother, Rick Reymer; and his stepmother, Virginia Reymer.
Ernie joined the Marine Corps in February of 1970 and was honorably discharged at the rank of sergeant in 1973. Upon discharge from the USMC, he joined the Falls Church Police Department in Falls Church. After he became injured in the line of duty, he was retired from the police department. He became an insurance agent and spent many years working in insurance and then began working as an investigator with top-secret clearance for the federal government. He remained in this position until his illness forced him to retire in 2011.
He was a member of Henderson United Methodist Church in Callao and was also a member of the Marine Corps League, Detachment 1062, also in Callao. He loved fishing in the Chesapeake Bay, deer hunting, John Wayne, and the Redskins “back when they were winning.”
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Welch Funeral Home in Haynesville. There will be a walk-through visitation from 1-2 p.m. Thursday, January 7, and burial will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, January 8, at Quantico National Cemetery for immediate family only.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation in Ernie’s honor to Marine Corps Detachment 1062, 468 Northumberland Highway, Callao, VA 22435.