Tom was born August 5, 1930 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was preceded by his parents Anne and Lucian Rheinberger and sister, Luanne. His brother, Hank, survives as well as nieces and nephews and their families. Tom graduated in Engineering from the University of Oklahoma. After a short time on oil rigs, he moved on to McDonnell Aircraft to work in Astronautics.
In 1972 Tom and Shirley were married at St. Joseph’s Church in Clayton. Both were active in St. Patrick’s Parish until it closed. Tom and Shirley continued to be active after retiring. The Rheinbergers made Incarnate Word their parish.
Tom died on October 1, 2021. He donated his body to St. Louis University School of Medicine. Tom’s remains will join those of Shirley’s remains at Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery when the St. Louis University School of Medicine study is complete.
Services: Memorial Mass will be held Monday, December 6 at Incarnate Word Catholic Church, 13416 Olive Blvd., Chesterfield at 11 a.m.