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Dale E. Renken

May 2, 1933 ~ October 6, 2020 (age 87)


Dale E. Renken, 87, of Hillsboro, passed at 1:35 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. 

A private family service was held. Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro assisted the family.

Dale was born May 2, 1933, in Nokomis, to Ed and Ruby (King) Renken. He married Faye Colletta in 1955 in San Francisco.

He served his country in the U.S. Navy after graduating from Hillsboro High School in 1951. During his career, he owned a contracting company, Renken Construction, for over 50 years and built over 120 homes in the Hillsboro area. He enjoyed fishing, watching St. Louis Cardinals games, taking care of his yard, and spending time with his family, especially his great-grandchildren. He was a faithful member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Irving and a 48 year member of the Irving Masonic Lodge #0455. 

Dale is survived by three daughters, Linda (Terry) Guthrie, Karen Heather, and Janet (Ron) McElroy, all of Hillsboro; five grandchildren, Amy (Josh) Tucker, of Jacksonville, Brian (Kathy) Guthrie, of Tampa, Dana (Shane) Grammer, of Litchfield, David (Ashleigh) McElroy, of Lebanon, and Danielle (Greg) Seago, of Hillsboro; and six great-grandchildren, Easton Grammer, of Litchfield, Faye and Joshua Tucker, of Jacksonville, Kinley Guthrie, of Tampa, Viola McElroy, of Lebanon, and Zoey Seago, of Hillsboro. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son-in-law, Gary Heather; and brother, Don Renken.

Memorials may be directed to Hillsboro Area Hospital.

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Oak Grove Cemetery
W. Tremont St.
Hillsboro, IL 62049

Private Interment

Oak Grove Cemetery
W. Tremont St.
Hillsboro, IL 62049

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