The Lusk Herald
May 27, 1987
Raymond Leroy Renz
Services were Tuesday, May 26 for former Lusk resident Raymond L. Renz, 93, at Peet Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. John Simmons officiating. Burial was in the Lusk Cemetery.
Mr. Renz died Wednesday, May 20, 1987 in Nampa, Idaho.
He was born Dec. 3, 1893 to John and Minnie Renz near Taylor, NE. He grew up on a farm near Taylor. He attended school in Loup County, NE through the eighth grade, when he left school to work as a farmer.
On April 18, 1915, he was united in marriage with Mary Adelia Hartson. They had five children. She died Feb. 13, 1943.
The struggle in farming led the family to Lusk in 1935, where he began working as a carpenter. He followed that trade the rest of his life.
In 1944, Mr. Renz and his youngest daughter moved to Nampa, ID. On June 22, 1948, he married the former Pearl Gladson of Lusk, who died March 11, 1965.
After the move to Nampa, Mr. Renz traveled frequently through the Rocky Mountain region, working as a carpenter.
Mr. Renz was preceded in death by both his wives, one son, Wayne Woodrow Renz on Oct. 20, 1983, two brothers, Frederick and Frank, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He is remembered as a story teller with a sharp wit and a keen eye for detail.
Survivors include four children, Fred Clinton Renz of Marsing, ID, Clifford Leroy Renz of Reliance, Helen Maxine Immesoete of Torrington and Shirley Valeta Reich of Eagle, ID; one stepson, Lynard Gladson; one brother, Pearl Renz; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Harold Wayne Bartow (July 31, 1949 - January 26, 2007)Sadie A. Bartow (November 20, 1929 - March 22, 1990)Clarence Orvill Gladson (February 25, 1896 - March 12, 1946)Douglas Dean Gladson (July 2, 1938 - August 6, 1967)John Preston Gladson (Date Unknown - December 10, 1944)Leila Marie Gladson (January 12, 1921 - August 22, 2001)Lynard Gladson (January 13, 1916 - June 21, 2000)Mary Katherine Gladson (May 9, 1901 - July 22, 1975)Tony Joe Gladson (September 19, 1964 - June 9, 1989)Emma F. Howard (November 7, 1897 - March 11, 1959)Ira H. Howard (November 29, 1891 - March 12, 1953)Helen Maxine Immesoete (August 11, 1920 - September 15, 2004)William Henry Immesoete (January 13, 1913 - March 16, 2002)Clifford Leroy Renz (April 13, 1917 - May 28, 2008)Clifford James Renz (April 23, 1945 - May 2, 1945)Eloise Renz (February 19, 1921 - June 4, 2010)Pearl Marie Renz (November 27, 1899 - March 11, 1966)Robert Earl Schofield (August 22, 1951 - August 23, 1951)
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