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Rensing, Elmer

d. November 19, 2014

Elmer X. Rensing, 82, of New Baden, died Thursday, June 18, 2009 at his home. He was born May 3, 1927 in New Baden, son of Bernard and Mary (Roedler) Rensing. He married Ella Schomaker on April 25, 1951 in Damiansville and she survives in New Baden. In addition to his wife he is survived by one son, Dennis (Pamela) Rensing of New Baden; three daughters, Elaine (Donald) Unland of Richmond, VA, Edna Rensing of Powhatan, VA, and Joyce (Mark) Koolhaas of Midlothian, VA; eight grandchildren, Todd Gausepohl, Tina (Gordon) Cocke, Daniel Unland, Jamie Alvis, Jennifer Rensing, Jodie Rensing, Louis Spies and Jake Koolhaas; 12 great-grandchildren; one brother, Emil Rensing of New Baden; one sister, Viola Ottensmeier of Trenton; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Edwin and Frieda Schomaker of New Baden and Art and Bertha Wessling of Germantown. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Dale Rensing; three brothers, Ben Rensing, Herman Rensing, and Joe Rensing; three sisters, Marie Rensing, Loretta Varel, and Corrine Feldman; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Eugenia Rensing, Verena Rensing, Lorene Rensing, Joe Ottensmeier, Frank Varel, Leona Rensing, Ray Feldman, Norbert Schomaker and Harry Schomaker. Mr. Rensing was a farmer. He was a member of St. George Parish in New Baden. A funeral mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, June 22, 2009 at St. George Catholic Church in New Baden with Rev. Gene Neff officiating. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in New Baden. Friends may call from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday, June 21, 2009 and from 8a.m. until 9:30 a.m. Monday, June 22, 2009 at Hempen Funeral Home in New Baden. There will be a prayer service at 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made for masses or to Hospice of Southern Illinois and will be received at the funeral home.
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