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 Marcelleus Martin Herman “Babe” Rensing

Marcelleus Martin Herman “Babe” Rensing

Birth
New Baden, Clinton County, Illinois, USA
Death 9 May 2010 (aged 94)
Medora, Macoupin County, Illinois, USA
Burial Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 68424450 · View Source
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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 www.rennerfh.com.

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.

GEORGE RENNER & SONS FUNERAL HOME, Belleville, Ill.


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  • Maintained by: Bill Buchholz
  • Originally Created by: Donnie Gross Jr
  • Added: 16 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 68424450
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Marcelleus Martin Herman “Babe” Rensing (15 Feb 1916–9 May 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 68424450, citing Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Bill Buchholz (contributor 46832264) .