Robert Renkenberger, 95

Robert Franklin Renkenberger, 95, of Logansport, passed away Friday July 28, 2017, in Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester.

Born Aug. 18, 1921, in Logansport, he was the son to the late Marion C. and Jennie (Stoops) Renkenberger. On June 22, 1946 Robert was married to Mary Elizabeth Metzger in the 9th Street Christian Church Parsonage by the Rev. Hosier.

Robert retired from Conrail Railroad on August 18, 1981. He began working on the Pennsylvania Railroad on May 24, 1941 and was promoted to conductor on March 8, 1943.

Robert was a member of the River of Life Christian Church and a World War II Army veteran serving from Sept. 2, 1942 to Dec. 14, 1945. He was a lifetime member of the V.F.W.  Post 3790

Surviving along with his wife Mary is one son, David A. (Belinda) Renkenberger, Wabash; a grandson, Jeffery (Christina) Renkenberger, Austin, Texas; a granddaughter Christina (Melvin) Webb, Peru; four great-granddaughters, Chloe Webb and Devin Webb, of Peru, and Margaret and Audrey  Renkenberger, Austin, Texas; and a great-grandson, Daymon Renkenberger, Peru.

Robert was preceded in death by three sisters, Margaret Lassiter, Iona Renkenberger and Katherine Galbreath,  a twin brother, Richard Renkenberger and three additional brothers, Paul, Russell and Harry Renkenberger.

A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, at the River of Life Christian Church with Pastor Paula Neibert officiating. Burial with full military rites will be follow at Mount Hope cemetery, Logansport.

A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until time of services at the church.

Memorials may be made to the River of Life Christian Church.


Posted on 2017 Aug 01