- About Us
Jerry D. RensbergerMarch 7, 1932 ~ November 27, 2017 (age 85)
Jerry D. Rensberger, 85, of North Webster & Fort Wayne, IN passed away at 9:10 a.m. on Monday, November 27, 2017 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born on March 7, 1932 in Goshen, IN to Jay G. & Wilma M. (Weaver) Rensberger.
He graduated in 1950 from North Webster High School, received his Associate Degree in 1953 from Giffin College in Van Wert, OH, Bachelor of Science Degree in 1955 from Defiance College in Defiance, OH, and Master’s Degree from The Ohio State University.He was a United States Army veteran serving during Vietnam. He grew up in the Goshen / North Webster area and lived in Ohio, Alaska, Hawaii, and Fort Wayne, IN. On June 25, 2000 in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii he married Nancy L. (Clem) Bischoff who survives. He retired in 2006 as a teacher in education and travel. He not only taught but was a coach, guidance counselor, pilot-4 instructor, economics professor in Paulding, OH, Mansfield, OH, and Shawano, WI. After retirement he served as a travel guide, counselor & agent traveling to 48 states. He also was a substitute teacher in Wainae, HI, Seward, AK, & Moose Pass, AK totaling 49 years of teaching.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church in New Haven, North Webster Church of God, North Webster Y.M.C.A, and American Legion Post #253 in North Webster. He was a former member of New Haven Kiwanis Club, Jaycees Club in Shawano, WI, and Toastmasters Club in Paulding, OH. He enjoyed all lake activities, collecting over 10, 000 license plates, collecting over 700 Hard Rock Café shirts, and classic automobiles.
He is survived by:
Wife – Nancy Rensberger of Fort Wayne
2 Daughters – Ronda L. (Richard) Williams & Cynthia A. (Bud) Bogantz both of Lexington, OH
2 Step Daughters – Lisa (Chuck) Gladieux of Woodburn, IN & Linda (Brent) Romines of New Haven
1 Step Son – Greg Bischoff of Fort Wayne
5 Grandchildren - Malory Yockey, Michael Bogantz, Spencer Williams, McKenzie Williams, and Taylor Williams, 7 Step Grand, and 3 Step Gt. grandchildren
Brother – Larry E. (Janelle) Rensberger of Syracuse
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister – Luella C. Mullins, 2 brothers – Jack L. & Jay B. Burdell Rensberger.
Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at Owen Family Funeral Home, St. Rd. 13 & C.R. 500N, North Webster, IN. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. in the funeral home with Rev. Tom Mullins officiating. Military rites will be performed by the North Webster American Legion immediately after funeral services at the funeral home. Private burial will be in Stewart-Griesinger Historical Cemetery in Larwill, IN.
Preferred memorials may be given to the United Methodist Church, 630 Lincoln Highway East, New Haven, IN 46774 or Mohican Outdoor School, 5370 Bunker Hill Rd., Butler, OH 44842. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.