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Henry H Renn
Dec. 7, 1955 - Jan. 8, 2018
Hilbert, WI
Funeral Service:
Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018
1:00 pm
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
N369 Military Rd
Sherwood, WI 54169
Funeral Visitation:
Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018
10:00 am - 12:45 pm
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
N369 Military Rd
Sherwood, WI 54169
Henry H Renn
Hilbert, WI


Henry H. Renn, 62, of Hilbert, died on January 8, 2018, at Theda Care Medical Center in Appleton surrounded by his wife, Terry, and their children. He was born December 7, 1955, in Appleton, son of Henry and Hermmina (Schreiber) Renn. 

Henry loved classic country music, especially Tom T. Hall, Ronnie Milsap, and Asleep at the Wheel. He even enjoyed playing music - he was once an accordion player in a polka band. It was during one of the band's shows that he met Terry Hockers.  They hit it off and on June 7, 1975, Henry married Terry and they went on to have six children.

Henry was a dairy farmer his whole life, taking great pride in the farmstead he and his wife owned outside St. John. He also knew how to enjoy his free time. He liked spending his time outdoors, camping, deer hunting, traveling up north to visit family, and napping under the shade tree outside of his home. Indoors, Henry liked antiquing with Terry, playing Sheepshead with his relatives, and collecting coins.

Henry was a fan of the Green Bay Packers, Ford trucks, and Case tractors. He was a devout Democrat and he loved his family; he enjoyed being a part of his grandchildren’s activities and he was very close to his sister, Lucy. 

Henry is survived by his wife, Terry; his father, Henry; his children: Jennifer (Jonathan) Bretl, Molly (Erich) O’Brien, Henry "Hank" Renn, Frank Renn, Casey Renn, and Spencer Renn; grandchildren: Alex Jo Bretl, Abby Bretl, Evan Bretl, Emalee Bretl, Kaitlyn O’Brien, Kendra O’Brien, Claire O’Brien, Kevin O’Brien, Hayden Renn; sisters: Frances (Michael) Malcheski, and Lucy (Robert) Kesler; brothers: Matthew (Ann) Renn and Michael (Tracy) Renn; sister-in-law: Nancy (Al) Tilkens; brother-in-law: Larry (Jean) Hockers; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Henry was preceded in death by his mother, Hermmina; a sister-in-law: Suzanne (Peter) Jacobsen; and a brother-in-law: Leonard Koltis. 

A memorial service is set for 1:00pm on Saturday, January 13, 2018, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church (N369 Military Rd) in Sherwood. Friends may call at the church from 10:00am until 12:45pm on the day of the service.
I remember Henry being faster than Jerry Rice. One summer night after a celebration Henry set off some fireworks. The fireworks landed on some hay on the barn roof. Man did Henry fly! No damage was done because of his quick action. Our deepest sympathies to all of Henry's family. May God bless.

John Hocks family (family friends) - Jan. 13, 2018


Our deepest sympathies are with Terry and family. One of my fondest memories with Henry was carving up the roasted pig together at a Renn family reunion on Long Lake in Harrison. Henry made things a lot of fun!

Dave Sladek & Family (Cousin) - Jan. 13, 2018


I remember Henry in grade school. The nuns would have him play his accordion in front of class 3 or 4 times a year. He played it very, very well. And through the years we remained friends seeing each other once in awhile and catching up on things. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Take care, Bob & Doris

Bob Vanden Boogard (friend) - Jan. 13, 2018


My greatest sympathy to Casey and your family at this time. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

Patti Habeck (Co-worker of Casey) - Jan. 12, 2018


Thinking of your family knowing the pain of broken hearts. Peace to Henry and comfort to the family.

John & Mary Frozena (Friends) - Jan. 11, 2018


Henry Sr. Our thoughts are with you and the rest of your family. Gerry and Jan Noe

Gerald Noe (Mother's cousin) - Jan. 11, 2018


Henry will be missed by all who knew him. What a great dad and husband he was.Good memories for all

Sharon and Steve Jones (cousin) - Jan. 10, 2018


Our thoughts and prayers go with all of you. May God be with you.

Jim and Terry Steinmetz (Cousins) - Jan. 10, 2018


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