Clarence Rinehimer

Clarence Rinehimer
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Clarence D. Rinehimer, 85, of Belleville, IL, born August 25, 1930, in Slocom Township, PA, died Thursday, August 27, 2015, at The Atrium, Belleville, IL.

Mr. Rinehimer was the owner and operator of a a Mobile Service Station for 17 years and prior to that, a Phillips 66 Service Station for 10 years.  He retired as the owner and operator of Clarence Rinehimer Over the Road Trucking.  He was a member of St. Luke’s Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.  Clarence was a U.S. Air Force veteran, and a member of the Catholic War Veterans Post 370, Belleville, IL.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 38 years, Betty, nee Mueth, Rinehimer, whom he married on July 3, 1954, and who died on January 8, 1993; a son, Larry Rinehimer; his parents, John and Margaret, nee Heller, Rinehimer; and a sister, Florence Mowery.

Surviving are three children, Beverly Glendon of Normal, IL,
Bruce Rinehimer of O’Fallon, IL,
and Richard Rinehimer of Bloomington, IL;
six grandchildren;
one great-granddaughter;
and three sisters, Marjorie Yazhimowski,
Myrtle Gurkovich,
and Shirley Rymon.

Memorials may be made to St. Luke’s Catholic Church or to Hospice of Southern Illinois.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, August 30, 2015, at George Renner and sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, August 31, 2015, at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, Belleville, IL. A Catholic War Veteran’s ritual will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Funeral:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, August 31, 2015, at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Kenneth York, Msgr. David Darin, and Fr. Eugene Neff concelebrating.  Burial with military honors will follow at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, IL.

Condolences Left For Clarence Rinehimer

Belleville VFW Post 1739 and I would like to give our condolence to your family Clarence. We thank you and your family for yours and their service to our country and your support of our veterans.

Robert Thomas, Swansea, Illinois, 62226

I am deeply sorry to learn your farther’s passing.

Akihiro Maeda, Bloomington, IL, 61704

I am very sorry for your loss.
My sincere condolences to you and your family.

Ryosuke Kagimoto, Bloomington, Illinois, 61704

I am so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. My prayers are with you and your family Dick.

Kimberly Wolf, Bloomington, Illinois, 61704

I am deeply saddened by the news of the death of your father Clarence. Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your father. My thoughts are with you and your family at this trying time.

Deepest Sympathies,

Gayu Uesugi

Gayu Uesugi, Cypress, California, 90630

Having just learned the sad news,Please accept my deepest sympathy at the passing of your dad/grandpa/great-grandpa. He truly lived a full life. I was the flower girl in Betty and Clarence’s wedding back in 1954 when I was only 3 years old. He really fit into the family nicely .. a very good man. Be sure to cherish the good memories.

Mary Lou (Neff) Conner, Littleton, Colorado, 80127


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