John W. 'Jack' Rheem


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

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.

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