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John W. 'Jack' Rheem

2/7/2014

John W. "Jack" Rheem, 90, Wichita, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2104.

He was owner of Rheem and Associates. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was a teacher and coach at Victoria High School. He was a Victoria High School Hall of Fame inductee. He was development director of Sacred Heart College/Newman University, and he helped start Newman intercollegiate athletics and was inducted into the Hall of Fame. He was a former American Red Cross chairman and instrumental in the development of Meals on Wheels.

Survivors include three sons, John "Jack" W. II, Jim, and Randy and wife, Shawn, Wichita; three daughters, Royalynn Robertson and husband, John, and Maria Marshall and husband, Michael, Wichita, and Julie Forte, Dallas; 14 grandchildren, Jamie, Amy, Joe, Tim, Kyle, Joel, Kristopher, John, Julia, Andrew, Kelcie, Carah, Phillip and Courtney; and two great-grandchildren, and one on the way.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nadene; and parents, John D. Rheem and Nellie M. Hulscher.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.

A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at the church.

Memorials are suggested to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church or Holy Savior Catholic Church in care of Downing & Lahey West, Wichita.

Condolences can be sent to the family at www.dlwichita.com.