Ralph Junior Renn
August 20, 1950 - April 17, 2019
Birthplace: Red Oak, Iowa
Resided In: Red Oak, Iowa

Visitation 4/22/2019
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel
Service 4/23/2019
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel
Burial 4/23/2019
Evergreen Cemetery

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Ralph Junior Renn, age 68, of Red Oak, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at his home. Jr. was born August 20, 1950 in Red Oak, Iowa, the son of Ralph Robert and Delma Frances (Dutcher) Renn. He was raised and lived all of his life in Red Oak, Iowa. He worked at Red Oak Fruit and Grocery where he met his future wife, Margaret Armstrong. He graduated from Red Oak High School in 1968 and was united in marriage to Margaret on November 9, 1969 in Red Oak. He worked for Montgomery County Secondary Roads for thirty-five years and then retired from Page 1 Rural Water Association. Jr. was a member of First Baptist Church and was active with Relay For Life and the American Heart Association. He enjoyed baking so much that the kids called him “Bobby Crocker”. Jr. also enjoyed woodworking. But most of all, he loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and his dogs. He was also known to be a “Father” to all of the neighborhood kids.

Preceding him in death were his parents and wife: Maggie on March 8, 2019. Survivors include his daughters: Amy Akers and husband Tony of Red Oak, IA and Kelley Kinser and husband Nick of Elliott, IA; grandchildren: Brianna Doty and husband Jesse of Griswold, IA; Damon Dozier-Wolcott of Red Oak, IA; and Brandon Dozier-Wolcott of Red Oak, IA; great grandchildren: Aiden and Naomi Doty; brother: Robert Renn of Red Oak, IA; sister: Judy Oakleaf of Red Oak, IA; brother-in-law: Lyle Dean Armstrong of Oak Harbor, WA; sister-in-law: Mary Katherine Fort and husband Lonnie of Red Oak, IA; aunt: Mary Louise Dutcher of Lincoln, NE; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held 2 PM Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held from 5-7 PM Monday, April 22, 2019 at the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the family or the Relay For Life.

Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


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