Kenneth Rhein

April 26, 1957 - February 20, 2022
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Kenneth “Pop” Rhein

April 26, 1957 ~ February 20, 2022

Kenneth Rhein, 64, passed away February 20, 2022.  Ken was born April 26, 1957 to Carl & Elise Rhein in Rahway, NJ.  The family moved to Arizona in 1960, so Ken grew up in Tucson.  Ken is preceded in death by his parents and sister Linda Lucas.  He is survived by his wife, Marta, sons Karl (Tammy), Kyle (Jessica), Kelsey (Rachelle), sister Anita Velasco (Richard), brother Steven (Karen) and nine grandchildren.

Ken served his community for 30 years, first by working with the Flowing Wells Fire Department and later for the Avra Valley Department where he rose to rank of Captain.  He later joined the Pima County Sheriff’s Department as a Corrections Officer.

Ken loved his family and was very involved in all their activities.  He could be found at baseball games for his sons and later grandsons, and recitals for his granddaughters.  He was always there to do what needed to be done for his family.

Like his father, Ken had a love for animals.  As a child he dug under fences to let the neighbor’s dogs into his yard so he could play with them.  He could go to the store and come home with a stray cat or dog.  He just could not turn his back on anyone or any animal in need.  With a kind smile, he was always there to help.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday March 12 2022 at Marana Mortuary, 12146 W. Barnett Rd, Marana AZ 85653.   In lieu of flowers the family suggests a donation to an animal rescue of your choice.

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Born: April 26, 1957
Died: February 20, 2022

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The staff of Marana Mortuary & Cemetery.


Richard W Wogisch posted on 12/12/22

Oh my gosh I'm so sorry to hear of Ken's passing. I remember him as a 3-year-old when you guys left Readington and then met again in the early '70s. My heart goes out to all he left behind especially Anita and Steven.


Jay Collier posted on 5/27/22

GOD bless you Ken. You are a good friend.


Eric Brolund posted on 3/11/22

Hard working guy, and wonderful person, our loss is Heavens gain . He will be missed. My warmest sympathy to the family.


Tony Kelly posted on 3/10/22

My sincere condolences, I will always remember my experiences working with Ken. It was a joy to listen to his stories and a pleasure to have someone listen to mine. May GOD grant his family peace.


Val posted on 3/10/22

My Uncle Ken. My favorite Uncle. I love you Aunt Missy and Cousins. I thank you all and my Uncle Ken for making my childhood so special.


Deme Joyce posted on 3/10/22

Dear Tucson family, Words cannot express our feelings of loss for each of you. Our time spent at your home was brief, but the memories there will be everlasting. We will always remember the gracious time spent at your home with Ken and your family. We know he will be looking over each of you as ever with pride in his heart. Love always, Uncle Mike, Aunt Deme, Jayme and Michael


Michael Escobar and the Escobar family posted on 3/9/22

Kenneth I can still hear the kind words You gave to your fellow staff and I, God Bless You and your Family.


Peter k hiadzi posted on 3/9/22

Ut was a shock to hear your passing away. May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace. My condolence to the family.


Randy Karrer posted on 3/9/22

Thoughts and prayers to the entire family! He was a great leader and wonderful man! So sorry for your loss. God’s blessings to you all!


David cook posted on 3/8/22

I’m sorry sorry for your loss. I am grateful for the memories I have growing up as a kid and being a part of of the Rhein family. He will be missed.


Paul Neely posted on 3/8/22

In memory of Kenneth Rhein, Paul Neely lit a candle


Paul Neely posted on 3/8/22

Our sincere condolences to all the family. Ken will be greatly missed Paul and Shelly


Kathrin (Kat) posted on 3/7/22

My heart aches for the Rhein family. My sincerest condolences to you. It was 9 years ago that Kelsey helped me grieve my father. Hold each other close and I hope you can find peace....keeping you in my thoughts!


Terry Piotrowski posted on 3/7/22

Our sincere condolences to the Rhein Family. All our love Uncle Jim and Aunt T.


Kathy Huffmon posted on 3/7/22

Marta, Karl, Kyle and Kelsey I am so sorry for your loss. Your family was a special one that I remember with fond memories from Roadunner and the baseball fields. May God give you comfort and peace during this difficult time.


Elizabeth posted on 3/7/22

My most sincere condolences to the entire Rhein family. Ken was a Wonderful man. I had the privilege of calling him, my "friend". My heart aches for his family. Hope you can find comfort in all the memories you hold in your hearts!?❤


Denise Polerecky posted on 3/6/22

Missy and family I want to send my deepest condolences to you and your family.


Mitzi Maynard posted on 3/5/22

So sorry for your lose. Marta your good memories will see you through. Prayers and peace for everyone.


The Culvers posted on 3/5/22

Praying for all the family and friends. Thank you for all the service.


Cassie Tripp posted on 3/5/22

My heartfelt sympathies to you and the entire Rhein family. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.


Marta posted on 3/5/22

I miss you so much. I'll never stop loving you.