Kevin A. Rehm

Kevin A. Rehm, pilot and fire captain, age 65, of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, died on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 as a result of a gyroplane accident northwest of Yankton, SD.

A celebration of Kevin’s life will be held at 10:30 AM, on Saturday, October 8, 2022 at the Wintz Funeral Home in Crofton, NE.  The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, on Friday, October 7 at the Wintz Funeral Home in Crofton as well as one hour prior to his celebration on Saturday.

Kevin was born February 25, 1957 in Torrance, California to Allen and Orris (McMurry) Rehm.  He graduated from Leuzinger High School in Lawndale, CA in 1975.  Growing up, he helped his dad who was a professional tile setter. After learning the trade, Kevin started his own business setting tile and continued doing this work on the side for the rest of his life. Kevin began his career as a firefighter with the San Bernardino County Fire Department in the brush fire division.  In 1982, he joined the El Segundo Fire Department.  He was promoted through the ranks and retired as a Captain in 2009 after over 30 years of fire service.  Kevin also served as the President of the El Segundo Firefighters Association and was instrumental in increasing the benefits, pay and working conditions of his fellow fire fighters.  His time with the fire department was a source of great pride.

Kevin married Helen Donner on April 25, 1998 and had two children, Corrina and Conner.  He treasured every moment spent with them and was so proud of all they accomplished.  Kevin loved flying and recently obtained his Sport Pilot’s license.  He loved the outdoors especially fishing, camping and any activities one can do in the water.  He enjoyed time spent with family and friends in the Midwest where he and his family came every summer for over twenty years.

Kevin is survived by his wife, Helen Rehm of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA; two children: Corrina Rehm of Rancho Palos Verdes and Conner Rehm of Boston, MA; three sisters: Donna Rehm of Lake Elsinore, CA, Cathy (Steve) Hoard of Lompoc, CA; and Mary (Ken) Jackson of Lake Elsinore, CA; and many nieces and nephews.

Kevin was preceded in death by his parents and dear friend, Mike Gordon.

The family would prefer memorials to be made in Kevin’s honor to the charity of your choice.

 

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7 response to "Kevin A. Rehm"

  1. By: Michele (Suing) Tweedy Posted: October 1, 2022

    Helen and family – I am so sorry for your loss, you have my sincere sympathy.

  2. By: Ariena Sallee Posted: October 4, 2022

    We are continuing to keep all of you in our prayers as you embark on your journey of healing. We love you all.

  3. By: Jennifer Gagnon Posted: October 4, 2022

    Helen and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to you all!

  4. By: Maureen Hazard Posted: October 6, 2022

    The Hazard family is so terribly saddened to learn of Kevin’s sudden death. He was such a fantastic father as evidenced by his support of Corrina during her high school water polo days. We did not realize he was a pilot but hope you find solace in the fact that he died doing something he clearly loved. Our hearts and prayers are with you during these difficult days. Until you meet again. ❤️

  5. By: Maureen Hazard Posted: October 6, 2022

    Helen and Corrina –
    We are so terribly sorry to learn of Kevin’s sudden death. He was such a great guy and always so supportive of the Panther water polo team. Praying for your family during this very difficult time ♥️

  6. By: Andy Powell Posted: October 7, 2022

    This one hurts,
    Capt Rehm was single handedly one of the most influential people in my life. I came to work for Capt Rehm as a newer firefighter and had the privilege of spending years on his crew. That man taught me so much about so many things. He was an expert at become an expert. Whatever he did he did it well. I have him to thank(or blame) for my tenure as a Union Guy, up to and including following him as the Union President. I tried to immulate him in every decision I made. Now as a Capt with the department, I find myself constantly asking how would Rehm handle this. When it came to dealing with people, there was no one better. He started as my boss, became my mentor, and always considered a friend and ally. Anyone that truly got to know Capt Rehm is better for it. I will miss him, and always remember him fondly.-Andy Powell

  7. By: Marsha and Al Mashouf Posted: October 12, 2022

    We are shocked and saddened to hear of Kevin’s passing. What a loss as he was a wonderful man. Sincerely, Al and Marsha Mashouf

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