Carlyn D. Rehbein, 79, of Mascoutah, Ill., born Sept. 16, 1936, in Engelmann Twp., Ill., died Friday, Feb. 19, 2016, at BJC, Queeny Towers in St. Louis, Mo.
Carlyn was a U.S. Army veteran, a mechanic at Renth Motors, an electrician at Peabody Coal Co., small engine repairman at Shiloh Valley Equipment and was a devoted Cardinals baseball fan and loved Saturday night poker with his friends.
He was preceded in death, by his parents, Henry, Sr. and Martha, nee Hughes, Rehbein; four brothers, Henry, Jr., William, Kenneth, and Donald Rehbein; two sisters, Eileen Holcomb and Marjorie Odem; mother-in-law, Wayve Morse; and brother-in-law, Lowell Morse.
Surviving are his beloved wife of 56 years, LaVerne, nee Morse, Rehbein whom he married in Mascoutah, Ill., on Nov. 28, 1959; the apple of his eye, daughter, Tracy of Mascoutah; granddaughters, Claire and Anne; his kitties; brothers, Robert (Lois) and Allan (Lyla) Rehbein; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In the words of his family, Carlyn was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He was the sweetest, kindest man who never had a bad word to say about anyone. He made the world a better place with his great love for his family, his big heart and gentle soul. He was a stoic, hard-working man who put his family first. He was a role model for his daughter and granddaughters and he was proud of his family. He gave his granddaughter, Claire, her love and passion for Cardinals baseball. God broke the mold when he made you! You will be forever remembered and missed in our hearts.
In lieu of all other gifts memorial donations may be made to the family. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting mollfuneralhome.com
Funeral: A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
MOLL FUNERAL HOME, Mascoutah, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Feb. 21, 2016