Charles Joseph Rhein, 78, passed away on June 15, 2021. He was born October 14, 1942, in Toledo, Ohio to Eulalia (Sovay) and Roland Rhein. He graduated from Marion College with a degree in Sociology in 1964 and obtained one-half of his master’s degree at Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois.
He married Gerrie (Schmidlin) on February 20, 1965. He was an Army Veteran. Charley worked for Kroger Corporation and Johnson Controlls before coming to the Solomon Corporation in Kansas. He retired from Solomon Corporation 16 years ago. Charley was active in the Knights of Columbus, took communion to the sick at Pinnacle Park, led a Catholic Men’s group at Ellsworth Prison, lectured at mass and sang I the choir.
In addition to his wife, Charley is survived by his three children; Chuck Rhein (Amber), Scott Rhein (Kathy), and Marnie (Mike) Mattek; seven grandchildren, Chole, Jacob, Sam, Cole, Kristian, Kyle, and Kieran; and his four step-grandchildren, Davis, Jackson, Xan, and Reed Mattek’s; his siblings Thomas (Penny) Rhein, and Susie (Mark) Swanson.
A rosary will begin at 9:15 a.m. at St. Mary Queen of the Universe Catholic Church, 230 E. Cloud St., on Monday June 21, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Jr./Sr. High School or St. Mary Queen of the Universe Building Fund and sent in care of Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth St. Salina 67401.