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Harold G. Renkes

August 8, 1920 December 18, 2019
Harold G. Renkes
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HAROLD G. RENKES, 99, of Fulton, IL, died Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at Harbor Crest Nursing Home in Fulton.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 PM Monday, December 23, 2019 at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home, with his son, Ken Renkes, officiating. A visitation will be held from 3:00 – 5:00 PM Sunday, December 22nd at the funeral home. Interment will be in Fulton Township Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the Fulton Food Pantry and The Pregnancy Center, Clinton, IA.

Harold was born August 8, 1920 in Garden Plain, IL, to Phaul and Nellie (Sterenberg) Renkes. He was educated in the Garden Plain Grade School and was a graduate of Erie High School in Erie, IL. On January 17, 1947 he married Ramona H. Merema in Fulton. Harold farmed in the rural Garden Plain and Newton Township areas. After retiring from farming, Harold engaged in his passion to help people in need. He was a member of the former Trinity Reformed Church in Fulton, and was currently a member of First Reformed Church in Fulton. He enjoyed reading and doing Sudoku puzzles. He also enjoyed being outdoors, maintaining the grounds at several local churches.

Survivors include his wife, Ramona; two daughters, Judy (Ken) Vanderploeg of Fulton, IL and Priscilla (Jake) Ritzema of Byron, IL; one son, Ken (Michelle) Renkes of Morrison, IL; five grandchildren, Traci (Ross) Kraemer, Kent (Danielle) Vanderploeg, Sara (Eric) Pessman, Brett (Melody) Ritzema, Kimberly (Myron) Graham; fifteen great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, George and Marvin Renkes.


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Visitation

Sunday

22

Dec

3:00 PM 12/22/2019 3:00:00 PM - 5:00 PM 12/22/2019 5:00:00 PM
Bosma-Renkes - Fulton Chapel

1500 10th Avenue
Fulton, IL 61252

Bosma-Renkes - Fulton Chapel
1500 10th Avenue Fulton 61252 IL
United States

Service

Monday

23

Dec

1:00 PM 12/23/2019 1:00:00 PM
Bosma-Renkes - Fulton Chapel

1500 10th Avenue
Fulton, IL 61252

Bosma-Renkes - Fulton Chapel
1500 10th Avenue Fulton 61252 IL
United States
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