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Robert Renkenberger

August 18, 1921 — July 28, 2017

Robert Renkenberger

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Robert Franklin Renkenberger, 95, of Logansport, passed away Friday July 28, 2017 in Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester, IN.

Born August 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 9 th Street Christian Church Parsonage by Rev. Hosier.

Robert retired from Conrail Railroad on August 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 2 Army Veteran serving from September 2, 1942 to December 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, IN; one grandson, Jeffery (Christina) Renkenberger, Austin, TX; one granddaughter Christina (Melvin) Webb, Peru, IN; four great granddaughters, Chloe Webb and Devin Webb, Peru, IN; Margaret and Audrey  Renkenberger, Austin, TX; and one great grandson, Daymon Renkenberger, Peru, IN;

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 held at 11:00 AM Wednesday August 2, 2017 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 held from 10 :00 AM until time of services at the church.

Memorials may be made to the River of Life Christian Church.

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