A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 14 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose with Rev. Marvin Ennenking officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the church in Melrose.
John Lawrence Renneker, Jr. was born July 12, 1944 in Melrose, Minnesota to John, Sr. and Clara (Budde) Renneker. He farmed northeast of Melrose with his father until 1992. He moved to the Sacred Heart Manor in Freeport until 2005 and then to Das Goldene Wohnheim in New Munich where he currently resided. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose and the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport.
Jack enjoyed watching Old Western movies, doing jig-saw puzzles and taking rides in the country to look at the fields and crops.
Survivors include his brother-in-law, Richard Oevermann of Melrose; nephews, Karl (Petra) Oevermann of Melrose and Corey (Tina) Oevermann of Freeport; and uncle, Norb (Adelle) Renneker of Freeport.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Carol Oevermann.
Serving as casket bearers will be Karl Oevermann, Corey Oevermann, Hugo Massmann, Joe Massmann, Mike Renneker and Ed Budde. Cross bearer will be Chase Oevermann and scripture bearer will be Autumn Oevermann. Honorary bearers will be Richard Dickhaus, Ronny Moening, Alcuin Renneker, Glen Hinnenkamp, Richard Hiltner, Dan Dickhaus and Jerry Gerads.
Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.