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Marcelleus Martin Herman "Babe" Rensing
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Birth: Feb. 15, 1916
New Baden
Clinton County
Illinois, USA
Death: May 9, 2010
Macoupin County
Illinois, USA

Marcel M. "Babe" Rensing, 94, of Belleville, Ill., born Feb. 15, 1916, in New Baden, Ill., died on Sunday, May 9, 2010, at his daughter's residence in Medora, Ill.

Mr. Rensing was an accomplished craftsman who built over fifty homes in the Belleville area. He later owned and operated Voellinger Real Estate Company with his wife. He was a member of the Belleville Board of Realtors. Marcel was also a member of St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Belleville, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 71 years, Violet D., nee McDaniel, Rensing, whom he married on Feb. 15, 1936, at St. Peter's Cathedral in Belleville, Ill., and who died on Oct. 3, 2007; his parents, Henry H. and Elizabeth M., nee Heinzman, Rensing; a brother, Loraine B. Rensing; and a sister, Irene Joellenbeck.

Surviving are his two daughters, Elizabeth "Beth" Fanning (Mark Hellrung) of Medora, Ill., and Kathryn "Kathy" (Michael) Boide of Belleville, Ill.; ten grandchildren, Mike Fanning, Michelle Fanning, Christopher Kidwell, Angela Kidwell, Amanda Hunt, Tiffany (Michael) Reeser, Sarah (Paul) Simonson, Jason (Karen) Boide, Bryan Boide, and Breanna Hellrung; nine great-grandchildren, Jessica Violet Kidwell, Faith Autumn Fanning, Devon Hunt, Elizabeth Hunt, Alissa Johnson, Jacob Reeser, Brooke Boide, Bradley Simonson, and Lora May Simonson; and a sister, Florence Tylka of Belleville, Ill.

Memorials may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, 2010, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill. A prayer service will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Funeral: Funeral procession will leave at 11:40 a.m. Wednesday, May 12, 2010, from George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill., for noon Mass of Christian burial at St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Belleville, Ill., with Father Patrick Okwumuo officiating. Burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, Ill.

Family links: 
  Herman Henry Rensing (1880 - 1954)
  Elizabeth Mary Heinzmann Rensing (1888 - 1943)
  Violet Dorothy McDaniel Rensing (1918 - 2007)*
*Calculated relationship
Green Mount Catholic Cemetery
St. Clair County
Illinois, USA
Maintained by: Bill Buchholz
Originally Created by: Donnie Gross Jr
Record added: Apr 16, 2011
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Marcelleus Martin Herman Babe Rensing
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Marcelleus Martin Herman Babe Rensing
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