Tel Rhine Death – The death of Roscoe M. “Rocky” Rhine, who resided in Delphi and was 89 years old, took place on February 13, 2007, at the St. Elizabeth Healthcare Center in Delphi. On February 6, 1918, he was welcomed into the world in Clinton County by his parents, David and Mary (Merrill) Rhine.
On June 30, 1961, Rocky wed Dorothy J. Disinger, and she is the one who has continued their marriage after his passing. Rocky is a highly decorated war hero who served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was assigned to the South Pacific Theater of Operations. During a vital time in history, his service was a reflection of the dedication he had for his country and the global commitments it had made.
He leaves behind a legacy that is filled with love and family. His daughters, Diane (Brad) Johnson of Flora and Patricia Fenex of Holbrook, Arizona, are among the members of his family that he has left behind. In addition, he is survived by his sons, William “Bill” (Diane) Isley of Flora and David Rhine of Barrington, Illinois. Both men are his children. Rocky was a member of a sizable and close-knit family that included his brothers John (Ruth) Rhine and Donald (Helen) Rhine, both of whom lived in Delphi.
In addition, Rocky had sisters named Ruth Davis in Carmel, Virginia Morgan, Mary (Otis) Lauderdale in Delphi, Betty (Ray) Smith in Sheridan, Wyoming, and Imogene Reed in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In addition, he leaves behind a legacy that is carried on by his 12 grandkids and 14 great-grandchildren. The life of Rocky Rhine was defined by a passion to service, which he demonstrated not only through his time spent in the military but also by his devotion to his family.
His death has left a vacuum in the lives of those who loved him, but his memory will be cherished forever as a pillar of support and love within his family and the community he lived in. His loved ones are comforted by the memories they had with him and the legacy he left behind during his extraordinary life, even as they continue to grieve his passing.