Robert Rainey


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Posted Online: Feb. 02, 2013, 9:18 pm
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Robert D. Rainey, 85, of Mission, Texas, formerly of Woodhull, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at the Comfort House in McAllen, Texas.
Funeral services are 2 p.m. Monday at Bethany Lutheran Church in Woodhull.Burial is in the Woodhull Cemetery where graveside military services will be conducted. Visitation is one hour prior to services Monday at the church where memorials may be left to Bethany Lutheran. Peterson-Wallin-Knox Funeral Home in Woodhull is in charge of arrangements, and online condolences can be made at www.petersonwallinknox.com
He was born Nov. 25, 1927, in Aurora, Ill., to James and Alida Erickson Rainey.He graduated from Woodhull High School and married Lorna A. Rehn Oct. 21, 1956.
Robert was a U.S. Army Veteran.
He was employed at the Rock Island Arsenal as an armament specialist, retiring in 1983. For many years Bob traveled throughout the world to places such as Vietnam, Israel, Italy and Afghanistan, where hespecialized in the use and training of helicopter weapons systems.
He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in McAllen, and he enjoyed singing .
Survivors include his wife, Lorna; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. His parents preceded him in death.












 




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