Daniel R. Rambler, 85
April 16, 2020
Daniel R. “Dan” Rambler, 85, of Leola, passed away on April 16, 2020 at Conestoga View. Born in Manheim, he was the son of the late Victor & Mabel Rambler. He was the loving husband to Winifred “Winnie” Rambler.
Dan was a graduate of Manheim Central School District. After graduation, he attended Lancaster Bible College for a short time before joining the Army.
Dan will be remembered for his love of music. He loved playing his guitar and sharing music with anyone that would listen. He was an original member of Spirits of Bluegrass Band and played with Al Shade for more than nine years. After his time with Al Shade, he and Bill Townsend, went on to create The Big River Band. Many will also remember him by his stage name, “Amos Stolfus”. Playing the guitar was something that came very natural to Dan and over the years he was able to master playing the Dobro guitar, bass guitar and mandolin. He had a special fondness for the Dobro guitar. His specialties were playing country, bluegrass, oldies and gospel. At the end of his musical career, he played with Strings of Assurance, a gospel group that would play for nursing homes and other venues.
Dan’s memory will live on in his wife, Winnie; sons, Patrick and Andrew Rambler; sister, Dorothy Hartman, wife of Ronald; step-daughter, Karen M. Kreck, wife of Andrew; step-grandchildren, Jessica Goodman, wife of Brendan, Lea Kreck, Matthew Kreck, and James Kreck; brother-in-law, Thomas J. Sheaffer, husband of Mary, as well as his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in passing by his parents; a son, James Rambler; brothers, Paul and David Rambler; and sister-in-law, Patricia Kubala.
Interment will take place at the St. Joseph New Catholic Cemetery in Bausman, PA. A funeral service will be scheduled at a later date.
He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, so in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Daniel’s name may be made to the church, 150 Water Street, New Holland, PA 17557.
Services have been entrusted to the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543
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Condolences to the Family
May 06, 2020
Dear Winnie, You asked that I look up your husband’s obituary and when I did, I was so surprised to find out that I knew him! Dan came to my Daycare Center to play music for the adult clients. I remember a lovely conversation I had with him about his music and how much everyone enjoyed when he came to play. He was a kind man and gifted musician. I feel blessed to have known him. Your neighbor, Bettie Lou Hull
April 30, 2020
I will never forget Uncle Dan. As a child, Uncke Dan always left me a quarter to get a Dixie cup of ice cream. Neither Uncle Dan nor I forgot about these Dixie cups. Every Christmas we remembered them. Love you Uncle Dan. I am sure you are playing away on your dobro.
To Winnie and his sons, I send my deepest sympathy. My heart goes out to you and my thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Shawn Beachler, niece.
April 29, 2020
Dan was a talented and likable man. He was an accomplished musician and loved to play music. I came know him as a gentle soul, who loved people. He will be missed.
Jack and Beverly Enco
April 23, 2020
Winnie, I am so sorry for your loss. I know how difficult it is. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love and hugs, Dianne
April 23, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. I hope you will find comfort in the memories you shared.
April 22, 2020
Winnie, So sorry to learn of Dan’s passing. Please except my deepest sympathies. Stay strong. Love, Phyllis
April 22, 2020
Winnie, I’m so sorry. I’ll always cherish the service that you, Dan, and i shared together. and I’ll always remember, with a smile. You and Dan will remain in my thoughts and prayers. joe halpin cso