A motorcade passed through Washington Court House Thursday evening to bring Pvt. Dylan Michael Trefz home to Greenfield.
The 21-year-old died June 28 in Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas. Trefz was born in Washington C.H., the son of Ian Joseph and Angela Annette (Ellenberger) Trefz. The cause of his death has not been confirmed, according to family members.
A sheriff escort accompanied Trefz’s hearse from the John Glenn Columbus International Airport to Greenfield.
The plane carrying Trefz’s remains was expected to land at the airport at 6 p.m. Thursday, according to Trefz’s aunt, Hannah Ellenberger.
Many lined the route of the motorcade, which traveled along State Route 62 through Mt. Sterling, Madison Mills, Washington Court House, and ended in Greenfield.
A visitation was set to be held Friday from 3-8 p.m. at the McClain High School gymnasium. The funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at the gymnasium with burial to follow in the South Salem Cemetery where military rites will be provided.
Trefz served in the U.S. Army Foxtrot 232nd Medical Battalion and Alpha 3rd Battalion 10th Infantry. He was a former employee of the McDonald’s in Greenfield, Greenfield Exempted Village Schools, Ahresty of Wilmington, and was a corrections officer for the Ross County Sheriff’s Office.
He attended Ohio University of Chillicothe where he played baseball. He was a 2014 graduate of the Edward Lee McClain High School where he was a four-year-member of the football team, three-year member of the baseball team, three-year member of the wrestling team, as well as symphonic, concert and show choir. He also served as a McClain High School football defensive line coach and junior high wrestling coach.
Memorial contributions may be made to BAMC Fisher Houses, 3299 Chambers Pass Rd., Suite A, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234, CFC # 86204 www.army fisherhouses.org.
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