Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

October 22, 2012

Geraldine Renner


Effingham Daily News

SHELBYVILLE — Geraldine M. Renner, 84, formerly of Shelbyville, died at 12:35 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at Grandview Heights Rehab and Health Care, Marshalltown, Iowa.

    Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Shelbyville, with the Rev. E. Wade Helmkamp officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be given to the fund for the granddaughters of Geraldine M. Renner. Arrangements are by Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville. Online condlences may be left at www.howeandyockey.com.

    Geraldine was born May 24, 1928, in Peoria, the daughter of William and Elsie Foelsing Mueller Jr.  She worked at Sta-Rite Ginnie Lou in Shelbyville before becoming a homemaker.

    Geraldine was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Shelbyville and VFW Auxiliary in Shelbyville. She enjoyed playing bingo and attending Red Hat Society functions at the nursing home. Geraldine loved watching her granddaughters participate in dance and piano recitals. She married Robert D. Renner on June 29, 1947, in Shelbyville. He died on Dec. 21, 1989.

    She is survived by her daughter, Ginger Ernat (husband, John) of Marshalltown, Iowa; and granddaughters, Cailyn and Rachel Ernat, both of Marshalltown, Iowa.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert; and brother, Eugene Mueller.