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John Arden Rearick
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Birth: Feb. 15, 1921
Indiana, USA
Death: Feb. 28, 2008
Florida, USA

J. Arden Rearick
Feb. 15, 1921 - Feb. 28, 2008
WILMETTE, IL - J. Arden Rearick, attorney and partner of Chicago's Winston and Strawn for nearly half a century, died on Feb. 28, 2008, at his winter residence in Florida. Mr. Rearick was born in Indiana on Feb. 15, 1921, the son of Charles Foster and Helen Rearick. He graduated from Indiana University in 1942 and went immediately into the Army as a 2nd lieutenant of infantry. He served for four years as an officer in the 77th Infantry Division, Regiment 307, and took part in the battles for Guam, Leyte, Ie Shima, Okinawa and the Port of Ormoc. Promoted to the rank of captain, he was twice wounded and held the Combat Infantry Medal, the Bronze Star Medal, two Purple Hearts with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Bronze Arrowhead, and various battle stars. After the war he returned to law school at Indiana University from which he graduated in 1947. He joined the Law Department of the Monon Railroad as General Attorney. He rose to the position of General Solicitor and was appointed Corporate Secretary of the Railroad in 1951. He joined the law firm of Winston and Strawn in 1953 as head of the Real Estate Department, a position he held until his retirement on Jan. 1, 1990. He was made a partner of the firm in 1959. During his years as a partner he was actively engaged in the governance of the firm. In 1965 he served as chairman of the committee that was responsible for instituting the first retirement and pension plans for attorneys at Winston and Strawn. In 1968 he was elected chairman of the Management Committee of Winston and Strawn and continued to serve on the committee for a total of 17 years. Mr. Rearick represented prominent Fortune 500 insurance companies, banks and other financial institutions in their major lending activities. He also represented numerous developers of major real estate projects as well as the two oldest and largest industrial districts operated in the United States. J. Arden "Jack" was counsel for, and a director of the Drake Hotel Corporation, as well as a trustee of the Alanzo Mather Foundation, each for more than 15 years. He was also a director of the Hubinger Corporation of Keokuk, Iowa. He is survived by Jeanette, his wife of 65 years; daughters, Charlotte Rearick and Pamela Wesenberg (John E.); four grandchildren, Josselyn and Mallory Tucker, Whitney and Perry Wesenberg. Burial will be private, with full military honors, in Arlington National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Ave., West Palm Beach, FL, 33407. A memorial service was held on Sunday, March 9, at 4 p.m. in the Wm. H. Scott Funeral Home, 1100 Greenleaf Ave., Wilmette. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33407.
Published in the South Bend Tribune on 3/30/2008. 
 
Inscription:
Captain
U.S. Army
World War II

Bronze Star
Purple Heart & Oak Leaf Cluster
Combat Infantryman's Badge
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 59, Site 3087
 
Created by: Scabbardfish
Record added: Apr 07, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25829529
John Arden Rearick
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John Arden Rearick
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John Arden Rearick
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