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Harry W. Renken

Glen Carbon | Friday, December 11 2015

Harry W. Renken, age 92, of Glen Carbon formerly of Worden, Illinois died at 9:10 a.m. Friday, December 11, 2015, at Eden Village Care Center.  Harry was a retired farmer and worked at Hamel Co-op Grain Company in Hamel for 50 years.  He was born July 22, 1923, in Hamel the son of the late John F. & Martha L. (Blase) Renken.  He married Flora Lee Engelke on June 8, 1946, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hamel.  Besides his wife he is survived by 2 sons, Scott Renken of Lake Forest, Illinois and Seth Renken & wife Pamela of Edwardsville, 1 daughter, Kristine Stipcak & husband Jerry of Cumming, Georgia; 9 grandchildren, Dana & Jeremy Stipcak, Jessica Prats, Lauren & Warren Renken, Richard, Steven, Peter & Charles Renken; 6 great grandchildren; 1 brother, Arnold Renken & wife Gerry of Alton; and 2 sisters, Lillian Schmidt of Alton and Verna Klenke & husband Hilbert of Glen Carbon.  He was preceded in death by 1 grandson, Joshua Renken.  Harry was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church.  He served in the U.S. Marines in the Pacific Theatre in World War II.  He was a member of the American Legion in Worden.  He served on numerous committees in Hamel.  Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, December 14, 2015, at Weber & Rodney Funeral Home.  Services will be at 12 noon Tuesday, December 12, 2015 at the funeral home with Fr. Jeff Goeckner officiating.  Interment will be at Prairietown Cemetery.  Memorials may be given to St. Boniface Church or a charity of the donor’s choice.  Condolences may be expressed online at weberfuneralhome.com.


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