Anthony Charles “Tony” Rebottaro

Anthony Charles “Tony” Rebottaro, age 88 of Tecumseh died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020 at home surrounded by his family. He was born August 25, 1932 in Macon Twp., the son of the late Eugene Felix and Rose Mary (Sinelli) Rebottaro. On July 25, 1959 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church he married Joanne Marie Ford and they shared 61 years together.

Tony graduated from Tecumseh High School and proudly served his country in the U.S. Army.  He was a lifelong farmer and worked at the Tecumseh Products Company, retiring in 1992.  Tony was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus 4th Degree, Lenawee Farm Bureau, Tecumseh American Legion and the VFW. He was a 4-H leader for many years. Tony enjoyed hunting, fishing at the property up north, playing cards and attending pig shows.

In addition to his wife, Joanne, Tony is survived by his children, Tony (Bonita) Rebottaro of Britton, Diane Rebottaro of Tecumseh, Shirley (Jim) Houle of Tecumseh and Andy (Cari) Rebottaro of Tecumseh; siblings, Clara (Tom) Rice of Pebbles, Ohio, Anne Jameson of Adrian and Charles (Brenda) Rebottaro of Britton; sister-in-law, Martha Rebottaro of Tecumseh; four grandchildren, Nicki (Carvin) Nash of Rockford, Mich., Tino (Jessica) Rebottaro of Adrian, Joey Rebottaro of Defiance, Ohio and Jillian Rebottaro of Tecumseh; three great-grandchildren, Nora, Nya and Jackson; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Rebottaro-Lane, granddaughter, Megan Rebottaro, brother, Louis, and sisters, Mary Frederick and Rena Kent.

Visitation for Tony was held on Monday, Aug. 31, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Tecumseh, with a vigil prayer service held at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday at the church with Fr. Daniel Wheeler as celebrant. Burial was in Brookside Cemetery in Tecumseh with military honors under the auspices of the Tecumseh American Legion Post #34 and VFW Post #4187. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Elizabeth Knights of Columbus Council 9937 or Hospice of Lenawee. Arrangements are under the care of the Tecumseh Chapel of Handler Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be offered to the family at


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