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Rodney Rex Rheiner

Obituary for Rodney Rex Rheiner

November 14, 1961 - March 10, 2020
San Antonio, Texas | Age 58


Rodney Rex Rheiner, age 58, passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in San Antonio. He was born on November 14, 1961 to Dan and Paula (Zoe) Rheiner in San Antonio, Texas. Rex grew up in Terrell Hills and attended Alamo Height High School where he met the love of his life Linda Roberts. Rex Rheiner was a family man. On May 18, 1994 he had his first-born son John Bradley Rheiner, and two years later had his youngest son Jeffrey Allen Rheiner. Rex was everything to his two sons. He was their mentor, role model, protector, friend, and leader. Rex was a dedicated husband to Linda for over 36 years, and grandfather (Opa) to Audrey and Bradley Rheiner. Family was the most valuable thing in his life.
Rex started his career in law enforcement on August 26, 1985 with the Bexar County Sheriff's Office and served the county for 4 years. In June 22, 1989, he transitioned over to Terrell Hills Police Department for a brief period, until finding his final police home with Converse Police Department (CPD) in August 15, 1989. In 1993, after only a few years on the job with CPD, Rex was able accomplish a magnificent feat. He was able to recover a child from Jordan, who was abducted by a noncustodial parent, and return her safely back to the United States. In 2003, Rex attended the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) National Academy in Quantico, Virginia that brought great value back to the CPD. Throughout his career he served many roles with the CPD (Detective, Captain, Firearms Instructor, SWAT Team Member, Arson Investigator, and Police Department Spokesman). In 2007, Rodney Rex Rheiner was promoted to Assistant Chief of Police in the Converse Police Department and serviced in that role for over 10 years. Finally, after a long career of 32 years in law enforcement, he retired March 31, 2017 to spend more time with his loved ones.
Rodney Rex Rheiner was an outstanding member in the community. He was a beloved member of The San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo as a Life Member for over 27 years. In the Special Sales Committee, he played a vital role in making sure that the auctions were run as smoothly as possible and helped tens of thousands obtain scholarships for higher education. He was an active member of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church as an Usher helping the congregation and bringing his grandchildren to Sunday school. Rex also was a Boy Scouts of America Assistant Scout Master for Troop 398. He led many adventures in his role with the Boy Scouts, but his proudest moment would have been leading a troop to the National Scout Jamboree in 2010, with his two sons. As police officer he was also active in the community. For over 20 years Rex helped put on Project Graduation which was a drug and alcohol-free graduation party for Judson High School Seniors. In addition, he also was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police which took Boysville children to the circus every year.
He was preceded in death by his father, Dan Rheiner Jr.; mother, Paula (Zoe) Rheiner. Rex is survived by his wife, Linda Rheiner; children, John Rheiner and Jeff Rheiner; grandchildren, Audrey Rheiner and Bradley Rheiner; brothers, Dan Rheiner III (Carolyn) and Stephen Rheiner (Deborah); and sister, Suzanne Kempf (Boyd).

10:00 A.M.

Pastor David Reedy will officiate. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dan Rheiner 3rd, Steven Rheiner, Daniel Rheiner 4th, Boyd Kempf, Robert Walker, Rick Jamison, Chris Bazany, and Paul Byrne.

For those who would like to view the live stream of Mr. Rhiner's service on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 10:00 a.m., please use the following link:

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