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John Rhinesmith

February 22, 1948 - July 05, 2010

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The memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday at Boulger Funeral Home. Visitation will be one hour before the service in the funeral home.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

John Rhinesmith

February 22, 1948 - July 05, 2010


John C. (JC) Rhinesmith, 62, passed away Monday, July 5, 2010 at St. Cloud Minnesota.

 John was born on February 22, 1948 in New Jersey. He attended school there and graduated from High School in New Jersey. After graduation John came to Fargo where he attended Hanson’s Mechanical School. He then enlisted in the Army where he served as a drill sergeant at Fort Knox, Tennessee. Eleanor (Bobbi) Hayes and John C Rhinesmith were married in Mahnomen, Minnesota.

They came to West Fargo in 1970 and have lived in West Fargo since then. John worked at Ok Tire and had worked for Hoovestal Inc for the last 33 years. John also owned John’s sales and service which handled C.B. radios.

John was very handy, loved to fix things and  help people. He enjoyed  entertaining, socializing,  loved animals and riding his motorcycle.

He is survived by his wife, Eleanor (Bobbi), West Fargo; His children, Tanya (Brian) Hanson, Fargo and Jake Rhinesmith, West Fargo; 3 grandchildren, Logan, Parker, and Raven; sister, Jennifer Rhinesmith, Texas; and his mother, Dorothea Rhinesmith, Texas. He was preceded by his father, David Rhinesmith.


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  1. Eileen Marcone says:

    Tampa FloridaI’m sorry I never heard back from Johnny. I was his cousin. My mother, Lynette Finch, was his mother’s sister. We had a lot of fun times together when we were little.

    I’m sorry for your loss.

  2. Hoovestol Office/Shop says:

    Eagan MN
    We’re all going to miss John here at Hoovestol. He drove many, many miles for us over the years hauling mail and we appreciate all of his time. He was a valuable employee and a pleasure to work with. Our condolences go out to his family– from everybody here at the Eagan office and shop.

  3. Heather Dick says:

    Reile’s Acres ND
    Sorry to hear about your loss. He was a great truck driver and the USPS Fargo T-1 dock crew will miss his smiling face.

  4. Phil Kromrey says:

    Eagan MinnWe in the Transportation Department at the Mpls/StPaul ND
    C wish to send condolences to the family of John. It has been great having known John for such a long time. You could always depend on John to move the mail. It was a pleasure to work with such a dedicated individual.

  5. Anthony Greene says:

    Burnsville Minnesota
    To the Family of John Rhinesmith, I am sorry for the lost of John Rhinesmith. He was a good man and a hard worker as a truck driver for ND
    C USPS in Eagan. That is where I work and I knew him when I was taking a break in the Trucker’s Lounge at the Post Office. I love the way he laughed when he was watch The Amercia Funnest Video shows on TV. I will miss him and God Bless Him and The Family of Rhinesmith.

  6. Steve Severson says:

    Fargo John and Bobbi have done business with me for years. I enjoyed when John would stop by the office. He always had a smile on his face and loved to give us crap. He was like a ray of sunshine. He was one of my favorite clients and I will miss him greatly. My thoughts and prayers are with his family in these difficult days to follow. Steve Severson

  7. Dick McNary says:

    Eagan Minnesota
    Thanks for all the help and friendship, I’ll miss you.

  8. Martye P. Lloyd says:

    Dear Eleanor, and Family,

    I wanted to express my deepest sympathy and concern for you and also share with you the wonderful hope for our dead loved ones. As you grieve John’s death, please reflect on the hope in question, which comes from Jehovah God. By means of the Bible, He allows us to understand how He’ll eliminate death for good one day and bring our dead loved ones back to life. This is evident in Scriptures like (Isaiah 25: 8), (John 5: 28), (1 Corinthians 15:26), (Revelation 21:3 and 4), which can comfort you in your sorrow. God’s promises are guaranteed because He cannot lie (Titus 1:2). Moreover John 11 verses 11-14, 39, 43, and 44 attest that Jesus, whom God appoints to bring the dead back to life, can do it since he did it when he resurrected Lazarus and several others when he was on earth. As you await John’s resurrection, please heed Jesus’ counsel in John 17 verse 3 and take steps to gain accurate knowledge of Jehovah God and Jesus by carefully studying the Bible with the Witnesses. In John 5 verse 39, Jesus explains that such study is imperative for anyone who wishes to have everlasting life one day here on earth, which will become a paradise where you can be re-united with John again in a world free of violence, war, sickness, old age, even death etc… (Ps 37: 9-11 and 29), (Psalms 46: 8 and 9), (Isaiah 33:24), (Job: 33:25).

  9. Wendy Faris says:

    Shirley NYI’ve know John, Bobbi and Tanya for many years….my most memerable times were when I was a child living across the street from them in West Fargo. The fun times all of us kids had together, Bobbi my love thoughts and prayers are with you, Tanya your father will always be at your side always remember the good times, he’s your angel now,our thought and prayers are with you. be strong I love you like a sister

  10. Suzanna Miller-Holmgren says:

    Shelly MN
    I remember John being very funny, and very serious at the same time. Laid back, but still very strict. My heart aches for you all! To my dear friend Tanya, You will now and forever the the best Guardian Angel ever! I love you, and sending angels to you all!!!

  11. MELISSA FRENCH says:

    John was a beloved father, friend and truck driver. I have many memories of being with him as a small child. John and Bobbi were close to my parents/families hearts and will remaian to be. I am so sorry for this loss. He will be remembered. (Especially his wonderful laugh, I can still hear him.) Sad that it takes something awful to pull us all together a little bit.

  12. Donna and Larry Aberle says:

    West fargo North Dakota
    Hey Johnny I would call out. Where can one begin? John was such a great friend and neighbor. He always had plans and dreams, busy, busy, busy. No matter what he was doing he would always lend a hand to anyone who asked. John didn’t complain, he had such a great attitude. Our lives will be empty without John. Bobbi and family our prayers will be with you always.

  13. The Hagenson's says:

    fargo ndOur thoughts and prayers are with your family. We loved John like family

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