|Birth: ||Dec. 24, 1924|
|Death: ||Dec. 11, 2005|
Norma Dean Renschler, 80, of Waco, died Sunday morning, Dec. 11, 2005, at her home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at OakCrest Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack Mullins officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.
Norma was born in Waco, Texas, to the late Lillian and Edward Dupre and grew up in Waco. She graduated from South Junior High School and attended the National Youth Administration Trade School in Waco. Norma was the last living relative of the Ed Dupre family. She met her husband, Richard J. Renschler, Sr., in 1942, when he came to Waco to attend the U.S. Army's Waco Flying School. They courted and still remembered the Waco Cotton Palace as the hub of Waco activities, the Diamond Hamburger cafe, as well as the Austin Avenue drag. They married on June 13, 1942, at the Waco Wedding Chapel on Elm Street and their union spanned 63 years of marriage. When Richard finished his Army stint, the two partnered and began the Renschler Radiator Shop in 1944. They had two sons who still reside in Waco and run the parent company, which is now Renschler's Automotive. Norma was a homemaker and enjoyed doing things with and for family and friends. Her activities included being an avid bingo player, shopping, attending tent revivals and churches where Reverend G. P. Comer preached, and she loved pets of all kinds, especially poodles and horses. Norma and Richard retired in 1969 from Renschler's, when Richard turned the business over to his sons. From that point forward, they did everything together. They loved trips to Las Vegas, South Dakota, and Louisiana, where they loved the bright lights and fun of Vegas, running Greyhound dogs, and especially enjoyed playing the slot machines.
She was preceded in death by brothers, Robert, Fred and Edward Dupre.
Norma is survived by her beloved husband, Richard and their two sons, Richie and Tommy. She also leaves behind her three loving grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two daughters-in law, Beverly and Dana Renschler of Waco.
Waco Tribune-Herald: 12/12/2005 - 12/14/2005...A
Edward Mitchell Dupre (1893 - 1982)
Lillian Matney Dupre (1895 - 1982)
Richard J. Renschler (1918 - 2006)*
Robert L Dupre (1916 - 1944)*
Norma Dean Dupre Renschler (1924 - 2005)
Frederick Lee Dupre (1927 - 1948)*
Created by: Ruth M. Brown
Record added: Dec 15, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12688863
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