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Gertrude Rennegarbe

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Gertrude Rennegarbe

Mrs. Gertrude Rennegarbe of Addieville, departed this at the home of her daughter in East Carondolet, on Friday, January 15, 2016 at 2:30 P.M. She had attained the age of 95 years, 3 months and 16 days.

Gertrude was born on the family farm in Venedy Twp., Washington County, on September 30, 1920, the daughter of William C. and Anna (nee Klasing) Borrenpohl. She was baptized in the Ebenezer Lutheran Church near Okawville, on October 10, 1920 and confirmed at Ebenezer in 1934. Gertrude was untied to marriage to Wilmer W. Rennegarbe on October 26, 1941 in the Ebenezer Lutheran Church and he preceded her in death on February 2, 1995.

Mrs. Rennegarbe was a homemaker and assisted her husband in their farming operation. She was a faithful member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Okawville where she was a member of the Ladies Aid, the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League and had previously taught Sunday school for 20 years. She also served as a 4-H leader and was a charter member of the Home Extension. She enjoyed gardening and she especially loved sewing and quilting.

Left to mourn her passing are her three children, Gene Rennegarbe and wife Carolyn of Addieville, Mary Ann Wilhelm and husband Monte of East Carondolet and Ronald Rennegarbe and wife Paula of Huntington Beach, Calif.; six grandchildren, Jeanette Cortner and husband Brian, Chris Rennegarbe and wife Denise, Mark Rennegarbe and wife Kimberly, Eric Wilhelm and wife Kristin, Brant Wilhelm and Rachael Rennegarbe; 10 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews as well as a host of friends.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Vernon in infancy, Harold Borrenpohl and his wife Beulah, and Willard Borrenpohl and his wife Viola and her father and mother-in-law, Martin and Alvina Rennegarbe.

Funeral services were held at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Okawville on Tuesday, January 19, with Pastor Eric Wood officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Should friends desire, memorial contributions in memory of Gertrude Rennegarbe may be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church or Immanuel Lutheran School, KFUO Radio or to Family Hospice and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home.

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