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Mary Renkenberger

January 26, 1920 — September 22, 2017

Mary Renkenberger

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Mary Elizabeth Renkenberger, age 97, of Logansport, passed away Friday September 22, 2017 in the Peabody Retirement Center of North Manchester.

She was born January 26, 1920 in Goshen, IN to the late David W. and Ella Pha (Woods) Renkenberger.

On June 22, 1946 in the 9 th Street Christian Church Parsonage she married Robert F. Renkenberger who preceded her in death on July 28, 2017.

Mary retired as a registered nurse for Rockwell International. She was a graduate of the Memorial Hospital Nursing program in South Bend, IN and was appointed and executed the oath of office as a reserve nurse in the Nurse Corps of the United States Navy on April 27, 1943 and proceeded to active duty on June 22, 1943. Her revocation and appointment was effective February 25, 1944 and served continuously during that time. She was a life member of the American Legion Post #60 and V.F.W. Post #3790. Mary was formerly very active in various Nursing Organizations, Veteran of Nurses Corp., National Safety Council and served on the Industrial Nurses Committee. Mary was a member of the River of Life Christian Church.

Survivors include one son, David A. (Belinda) Renkenberger, Wabash, IN; one grandson, Jeffery (Christina) Renkenberger, Austin, Texas; one granddaughter, Christina (Melvin) Webb, Peru, IN; one great grandson Daymon Renkenberger, Peru, IN; four great granddaughters, Chole Webb, Peru, IN; Devin Webb, Peru, IN; Margaret Renkenberger, Austin, Texas and Audrey Renkenberger of Austin, Texas.

One brother, Donald E. Metzger, preceded in death.

A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 am Tuesday, September 26, 2017 in the River of Life Christian Church with Rev. Paula Neibert officiating. Burial with full military rites will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the Church

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