Alberta A. Renner, 98, of Ireland, died Monday (September 15) at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper. She was born in Jasper January 7, 1916, to Lawrence and Mathilda (Sermersheim) Lechner. She married Albert A. Renner November 24, 1938, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ireland. He died May 18, 2004.
Alberta was a homemaker and enjoyed helping on the family farm. She was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Ireland, the St. Ann’s Society, was on the St. Mary’s prayer line, and served as den mother for the Cub Scouts. She enjoyed quilting, gardening, playing cards, cooking, and baking.
She is survived by three daughters, Lucinda “Cindy” Rees, Jasper, Marilyn Renner, Dunedin, Florida, and Evelyn Brown and her partner Darryl Blanton, Sonoma, California; four sons, Arnie Renner and wife Katherine, Kenny Renner and wife Jane,
Mike Renner and wife Donna, and Patrick Renner, all of Ireland; 17 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Patricia Weisheit, Jasper, and Lila Buechler, St. Anthony; and one brother, Thomas Lechner and wife Betty, Jasper.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Janet Matheis, two sons-in-law, Jerry Rees and Jim Brown, three sisters, Bernadette Schnell, Delores Schuler, and Georgina Hasenour, and three brothers, Donald, Wilfred and Edward Lechner.
Services at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Church in Ireland with burial following in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. St. Mary’s St. Ann’s Society will pray a rosary at 1:45 p.m.