John "Jack" Rein

January 22, 1925December 11, 2012

John "Jack" Rein was born on January 22, 1925 in Toledo, Ohio to his parents Lyle Joseph and Katherine Elizabeth Rein. He attended the Ford Trade School then worked for the Ford Motor Company as a Tool and Dye Coordinator. During this time, he was working at the Pilot Plant and attending St. Alphonsus Catholic Church where he lived in Dearborn. Jack had strong work ethic which he carried with him throughout his life. He honorably served his country in the United States Army as a Technician Fifth Class.

He married the love of his life, Ms. Judy McInerney on June 16, 1951 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Detroit, Michigan. The raised five children: Maureen (Gary) Estermyer, Colleen Klaus, Michael (Jennifer) John and the late Patrick Rein. They had seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Of all that he did in life, his family was always the most important to him and he took great pride in his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Jack always looked forward to family get togethers where he would be able to spend time with his beloved family.

Jack enjoyed sports and especially loved cheering on his Detroit Red Wings and University of Michigan Wolverines for football. He was an avid golfer and also enjoyed playing cards and excelled at gin rummy as well as billiards. He was a quiet man and a consummate gentleman, considerate of other people and with a good sense of humor . Jack could frequently be found tinkering with things. He was a do-it-yourself handyman and loved working around the house.

His church and Catholic faith were always central at each stage of his life. From his baptism to his wedding and all through his life, his parishes played a central role in his life. He was an active member of St. Damian Catholic Church is Westland, Michigan for much of his later life.


  • Visitation Thursday, December 13, 2012
  • Rosary Service Thursday, December 13, 2012
  • Visitation Friday, December 14, 2012
  • Funeral Mass and Army Military Honors Service Friday, December 14, 2012

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December 14, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We have alot of great memories not only as our neighbors, but wonderful friends.

Sue Hofelich and Helen Bouffard

Tina Wirtel

December 13, 2012

I don't know Dennis Buckley...but he said exactly what my heart and my head remember about Uncle Jack. "My Uncle Jack was the kindest gentleman you could ever be lucky enough to meet!" I will always remember him with the deepest love & affection. May God be comforting to his children & all his family and friends during this time of saying farewell and all the days to come. Tina & Jillian Wirtel

Kristen Baggott

December 13, 2012

Love and prayers are all around every one of you at this most difficult time. Jack and Judy ~ together again in the most wonderful place ever - heaven. love,

Nancy & Gerald Rein

December 13, 2012

For our Uncle Jack, the fitting quote "Don't Cry because it's over; Smile because it happened" can easily be reworked into "Don't cry because he is gone, Smile because he happened". Hopefully you had the good fortune of knowing this wonderful man.

Michael Iler

December 13, 2012

I moved next to Jack and Judy back in 2000. Jack could've just turned his head that a 20 something young punk moved in next door, but he always greeted me with a smile. Maybe the Ford symbol on my jacket had something to do with it, but I truely believe Jack was just a loving person. As my family grew so did Jack's love for his neighbors. I spent much time in that back room and the toys would be brought out for my little boy to throw all around. I will miss that friendly smile and handshake that Jack would always greet me with while telling me I worked too much and I needed to be home with my wife and son.
Jack I want you to know that every spring when I trim the bushes I will make sure to trim them as far away from your garage as possible.
God bless you Jack. May you and Judy now live in eternal peace.

Nick and Lynn Ninnis

December 13, 2012

Uncle Jack was a great husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, great uncle and friend to many. He will be missed. He always was a kind and gentle man that was dedicated to his family and faith. He will be missed by many and remembered by countless people. May the memories we have all shared with him keep alive in our hearts forever. He leaves a legacy to help him live on through his family. Love to all, Lynn and Nick

Tom Burke

December 12, 2012

We want to send our deepest sympathies to the entire Rein Family on the loss of Jack. Although this is a time of deep sorrow, know that he lived a great life and he is now sharing eternal life with his lovely wife Judy ("Judy Blue Eyes!")
May you share in the Lord's blessing with your entire family. Eternal rest grant onto him O Lord!!
With our Love and thoughts. Tom and Pam Burke and Family

Jeannie Greenwald

December 12, 2012

Much love to you all. He was a wonderful man. I am so glad to have visited with him and Judy a few years ago where we talked and laughed the night away. I loved him.

Robyn Snyder

December 12, 2012

My thoughts are John Rein's family at this difficult time.

Dennis Buckley

December 12, 2012

My Uncle Jack was one of the kindest gentlemen you could ever be lucky enough to meet. A welcoming smile and genuine care for his family and friends. May God speed his blessings to all my cousins and second cousins to heal their hearts and bring the joy of all the great memories of their father and grandfather. Love, Dennis