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St. Augustine of Canterbury Church - Hecker, IL
Saturday July 22nd, 2017

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John Philip Rheinecker

John Philip Rheinecker, 38, of Waterloo, IL, died July 18, 2017, in St. Louis, MO. He was born May 29, 1979, in Belleville, IL.

He is survived by his wife Jamie Rheinecker (nee Frazier); children Jadeyn Lee Rheinecker & Jolee Clare Rheinecker; mother Donna L. Rheinecker (nee Day); sisters & brothers Jeff Rheinecker, Bob (Debbie) Rheinecker, Barbara Rheinecker, JoAnn Rheinecker (Rick Sago), & Lyn (Kim) Ahne; aunts; uncles; nieces; nephews; and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his father Philip L. Rheinecker.

John was a Minor League Baseball player for the Oakland A's, Major League Baseball player for the Texas Rangers, attended Missouri State, graduate of Gibault High School, and a truck driver for Gregson Trucking.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
Life Network - Waterloo
Donor's Choice

2 PM to 8 PM Friday, July 21, 2017 at Quernheim Funeral Home in Waterloo, IL
9 AM until time of service Saturday St. Augustine of Canterbury Church in Hecker, IL

Funeral Mass:
10 AM Saturday, July 22, 2017 at St. Augustine of Canterbury Church in Hecker, IL
Father Von Deeke officiating
Interment at St. Augustine Cemetery in Hecker, IL

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A candle was lit in memory of John Rheinecker

Preston Royer, UPS friend Aug 29 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of John Rheinecker

Lindsey Apr 30 2018 12:00 AM

Sincere thoughts and prayers for John s family. We recall John fondly while at Gibault. Heaven has gained a very nice man. God Bless

Mary John Mosir family Jul 22 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Mrs. Rheinecker (John's Mother), and all Family Members,
Please accept my sincere sympathy. May God grant John eternal rest with all the angels and saints. John was my student at Gibault, as a freshman and as a senior for English class. His smile is in my heart forever. I shall remember his antics and laughs and friendliness always. May God bless you and his entire family with peace and love.

Kathleen E. Bishop Jul 22 2017 12:00 AM

We are heartbroken for your terrible loss. Please acceptable our most sincere sympathies to you and your families. He was an amazing young man who will be missed by many. Too young to be gone so soon.

Joe and Theresa Prosser Jul 22 2017 12:00 AM

You all have our sympathies and we feel so very bad that we can't make it to the wake and funeral. You are all in our prayers.

Paul and Marcia Blome Jul 21 2017 12:00 AM

Donna and family - I am very sorry for your loss. After I learned of John's passing today I reflected a lot on the many good times I shared with John growing up. Playing soccer and baseball together, hanging out in high school, spending the night at Lynn's, and many more. Know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. May the proud moments and good memories of John comfort you.

Dan Niebruegge Jul 20 2017 12:00 AM

I was saddened to hear of the recent passing of Barb's brother, John. Barb is an extended family member to our family and a dear friend of my sister, Ruth. Barb always spoke so highly of her brother. She was a proud sister when speaking of his accomplishments. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Rheinecker family.

Pat (Denny) Ringstad Jul 20 2017 12:00 AM

I'm very sorry for your loss. I grew up in Waterloo. John and I played little league baseball together and went to Gibault together. I've lived near Springfield, Missouri, for the last 10 years. Now and then, I read in the Springfied media about John's baseball career at MSU. I followed him when he was a pro. I always liked John. He was fun to be around. He always had a kind word. He seemed to get along with everybody. I'm thinking of you in your time of loss.

Paul Stortz Jul 20 2017 12:00 AM

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