William Rhein

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William Arthur Rhein, 68, of Fairview Heights, IL, born October 31, 1952, in Belleville, IL, died Sunday, May 23, 2021, at Anderson Hospital, Maryville, IL.

Bill worked as a programmer and systems analyst in the banking industry, including Regions Bank in Illinois, formerly First National Bank of Belleville, Union Planters Bank and Magna Bank, and also had worked for Mercantile Bank in Missouri. Bill was an organ donor and was honored to qualify for tissue donation. Bill enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family at his beloved clubhouse “Southern Exposure” in Ava, Illinois.  He was known for his passion for Diet Coke and watching movies with his wife and kids.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Edith, nee Beineke, Rhein.

He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Stephanie Ann Rhein, nee Zollner; a daughter, Meredith Jean Rhein of West Haven, CT; a son, Joe William Rhein, who recently returned from Shanghai, China; a brother, Joseph (Barbara) Rhein, and their children, Rachel (Derek) Boender, and Jessica (Matt) Elsbecker, and their respective children in Arizona; and his best friend, Brian Fitzgerald of Fairview Heights, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Looking Glass Playhouse, P.O. Box 112, Lebanon, Illinois, 62254, or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

 Funeral: Private funeral service will be held with cremation to follow.



9 Comments on William Rhein

Chuck Wilke said : Guest Report Jun 08, 2022 at 2:54 PM

So sorry to just hear about Bill. Played Khoury League with him. My sympathy to his family. God bless.

  • Midwest City
  • Oklahoma
Bernie Humphrey(Polito) said : Guest Report Jun 03, 2021 at 7:07 PM

Dear Stephanie and family. So sorry for your lost. My prayers are with you all. Your cousin. Bernie

  • St louis
  • Mo
Cynthia Mullin said : Guest Report Jun 02, 2021 at 1:33 PM

Dearest Stephanie, Meredith and Joe and all the family, we are so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Our prayers are with you in this difficult time. He was a such a kind man.

  • Shiloh
  • IL
Eveline Sicka said : Guest Report Jun 01, 2021 at 5:57 PM

Stephanie, It was sad to read about the loss of your husband. Stay strong. May Peace be with you and your family With Sympathy, Eveline Sicka

  • Smithton
  • IL
Kurt Zollner said : Guest Report Jun 01, 2021 at 4:35 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with Stephanie and your family. May Bill RIP?

  • Racine
  • WI
John Isselhardt said : Guest Report May 29, 2021 at 5:26 PM

My condolences go out to all of Bill's family. He and I grew up playing ball for his dad's team in Khoury league in Belleville.

  • Citrus Springs
  • Florida
Angela Polito said : Guest Report May 28, 2021 at 7:02 PM

Dear Stefanie and family, sending my deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers ?❣️ God bless you in this sad time

  • St Louis
  • MO
Michaelyn Maniaci said : Guest Report May 28, 2021 at 2:58 PM

My sincere condolences to Stefanie and Family. My Prayers are with You. Love Michaelyn

  • St.Louis
  • Mo
Dolly Kirsch said : Guest Report May 28, 2021 at 1:28 PM

We are so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Our deepest sympathy to all of the Rhein family. Dolly Kirsch and family

  • Belleville
  • IL

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