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Robert Franklin Renkenberger, 95, 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 Ninth Street Christian Church Parsonage by Rev. Hosies.
Robert retired from Conrail Railroad on Aug. 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 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; one grandson, Jeffery (Christina) Renkenberger, Austin, Texas; one granddaughter Christina (Melvin) Webb, Peru; four great-granddaughters, Chloe Webb and Devin Webb, Peru; Maggie Elizabeth and Audrey Grace Renkenberger, Cedar Park, Texas; and one 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 at 11 a.m. Wednesday Aug. 2, 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 from 10 a.m. until time of services Wednesday at the church.
Memorials may be made to the River of Life Christian Church.
Published on July 28, 2017
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