Charles Renk (1921 - 2012)

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Charles G. Renk

Charles G. Renk, age 91 of Plymouth, went home to be with His Lord on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at the Plymouth Care Center.

He was born on July 24, 1921 in Plymouth son of the late William and Blanch (Minch) Renk.

In 1939 he graduated from Plymouth High School. After graduation he heard the call of his country and entered into the United States Marine Corp. serving during WWII in the Third Marine Division in the South Pacific. While serving they captured Iwojima, Guadal Canal, and Guam.

After returning home he married Margaret Wittig on November 15, 1947 in Plymouth. She preceded in death on July 26, 2010.

Charles was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plymouth where he served as an usher and also as a School Board Member. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Cascade Sportsman Club, the 3rd Marine Division National Chapter, and the VFW World Cheese Center Post #5612 where he served as Commander and Quartermaster.

During his working career he worked for the Kohler Company, and later for the United States Post Office as a letter carrier in Plymouth.

He is survived by his two sons, Andrew (Linda) Renk of Janesville, WI, Anthony (Patricia) Renk of Ellsworth, WI, two granddaughters, Deborah Renk of Edgerton, Dawn (Nicholas) Mastroinni of Rockford, IL, two great grandchildren, Domonique Rudnitzki of Edgerton, and Michael Mastroinni of Rockford and a sister Ellen Shannon of Arab, AL. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Margaret, a sister Henrietta, and a brother Fritz.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 12:00 PM on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plymouth with the Rev. Daniel Volkrath officiating. Burial of Charles' cremains will follow in the Parish Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday at the Church from 11 AM until the time of service.

The Plymouth VFW World Cheese Center Post # 5612 will conduct a Final Salute and Military Rights at the Cemetery on Tuesday.

The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to the many friends who shared their love and lives over the years as well as a very sincere thanks to Joseph and Kay Schneider, Dr. George Schroeder, Leah and the staff of Plymouth Care Center for the for their deep devotion, care, and support shown to Charles and his family.

Online condolences may be sent through www.schneiderlifetributes.com

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Published in Sheboygan Press on Nov. 26, 2012
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