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Dorothy Marie Renth

Dorothy Marie Renth

On Friday, April 30, 2021, the gates of heaven opened for Dorothy Marie Renth at Mascoutah, Illinois.

As the flowers of spring blossomed in Belleville, Illinois, May 11, 1936, Dorothy was born to Stanley and Rose Klich (nee Wroz) who had 14 children: Surviving Loretta McMillan, Frances Renth, Mary Ann (Joseph) Klohr, Teresa Pendegraft and Patricia Duetsch.  Deceased: Stella Klich, Joseph Klich, Stephanie Madura, Helen Ismail, John Klich, Bernice Duecker and Jane Renth.

The handsome man of her dreams, Russell J. Renth, followed two of his brothers who married two of Dorothy’s sisters and swept her off her feet.  She married him April 7, 1956.  Leaving far too soon, Russell passed away May 28, 1982 and great-grandson Fulton L. Schwierjohn.

Her loving hands brought us together at her table, gathered us for joyful family holidays, wiped our tears when we were sad and taught us nothing is more important than family.

Left to pick apples without her are her eight children, Darlene (James) Schomaker of Nashville, IL and children, James II (Amber) Schomaker, and children, James III and Adrianna, Ross (Alissa) Schomaker and children, Corbin and Meika; and Andrew (Michele) Schomaker  and children Carter and Mylin; Brenda (Paul) Meyer of Belleville, IL and children, Stephanie (Brian) McGuire and children Maggie and Owen; and Rachel (Ronnie) Kister; Russell “Rusty” (Kathy) Renth of New Baden, IL and children, Kati (Kent) Schwierjohn and children, Westin, Levi, and Tucker; Jacki (Joshua) Drone and children, Jackson, Jameson, and Jase; Emily (Derek) Bryant and children, Camdyn and Charlotte; and Samantha (Max) von Fahnestock; Darryl (Paulette) Renth of Nashville, IL and children, Nicol (Micah) Rincker and children Reed and Huntley; Randy Renth and Kim Renth of Mascoutah, IL and daughter, Allyson (Dan) Kornfeld; Bruce Renth of New Baden, IL and children, Joshua (Jessica) Renth and daughter,Payton; Jeremy (Kate) Renth and children, Luke and Dax; Jessica and Jenna Renth; Douglas (Beth) Renth of Edwardsville, IL and children, Jadyn and Kelsey; Becky (Dreaux) Barnes of Mascoutah, IL and children, Chase (Auburn) Barnes and Paige Barnes; siblings, Loretta McMillan, Frances Renth, Mary Ann (Joseph) Klohr, Teresa Pendegraft, and Patricia Duetsch; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Memorial donations, in memory of Dorothy, may be made to St. John United Church of Christ, 55 W. Church St., Mascoutah, IL 62258 or Family Hospice, 5110 W. Main St., Belleville, IL 62226.  Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

Visitation was held Monday, May 3, 2021 at Moll Funeral Home in Mascoutah, IL and on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at St. John United Church of Christ.

A funeral service was Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at St. John United Church with the Rev. Hugh Fitz officiating. Burial followed in Summerfield Cemetery.

The only thing you didn’t teach us was how to live without you – Our Precious Angel.

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