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Henry L. “Hank” Rensberger

September 22, 1919 — September 13, 2003

Henry L. “Hank” Rensberger, 83, a Marshall County resident most of his life, living at 10830 9A Road, Plymouth, since 1974, has died.

A patient in Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester, since last Thursday, Henry died, following an illness, at 10:22 p.m. on Saturday, September 13, 2003. Born in Bremen on September 22, 1919, Henry was the son of Grover and Ida Mae Coyle Rensberger. He attended Linkville School and graduated from LaPaz High School Class of 1938.

Henry served overseas during W.W. II, 1941 through 1946, as a Master Sgt. in the United States Army. He was a member of the V.F.W. Marshall County Post #1162.

On April 16, 1955, at St. Basil’s Church in Chicago, Ill, Henry and Ann M. Hogan were married.

He first worked at Studebaker Corp. in South Bend, then became the owner-operator of Rensberger’s Standard Oil Station on the corner of Michigan and Jefferson Streets, Plymouth, where he worked for 18 years. He later owned and managed the South Bend Motel from 1970 to 1982, when he retired.

His favorite past time was vegetable gardening.

Henry is survived by his wife and their four children, three sons and a daughter.

His sons are Terry L. and Jill Rensberger, South Bend, Ind.; Paul A. and Debbie Rensberger, Vancouver, Wash.; and Bill H. Rensberger, South Bend, Ind.

His daughter is Judy A. and Raoul Donati, Osceola, Ind.

Seven grandchildren also survive. They are: Megan, Kim, Kelly, Terri and Holly Rensberger and Matthew and Andrew Donati.

Several nieces and nephews survive as well, together with four sisters; Martha Wilcox and Clara Baker of Plymouth, Mary Hochstetler of Moline, Ill. and Bessie Snyder, living in Florida.

Henry was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and three brothers; Dorothy Ayers, Vera Shaffer and Nancy Hoffman. Also Carl, Roy D. and Amos Rensberger.

A celebration of Henry’s life and service will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 17, 2003, in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth.

Funeral Services will be on Thursday, September 18, 2003, at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

The Rev. James Campbell and St. Michael associate pastor Fr. Edward Ssebbowa will officiate.

Burial will be in New Oakhill Cemetery with military honors accorded him by the V.F.W. Post 1162.

Preferred memorial gifts may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to St. Michael’s Catholic Church Mission 2000.
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