Delbert Richard Rennecker, Sr.

Born: Sun., May 17, 1942
Died: Mon., Jul. 1, 2019


Visitation

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM, Fri., Jul. 05, 2019
Location: Niebur Funeral Chapel


Funeral Service

12:00 PM Fri., Jul. 05, 2019
Location: Niebur Funeral Chapel


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Delbert Richard Rennecker Sr, 77, of New Salem, IL passed away July 1, 2019 at Barry Community Care Center in Barry.  He was born in Barry, IL on May 17, 1942 to Albert Sullivan and Lucille Mae (Bowman) Rennecker. He married Caroline DeJaynes in 1961 at the Barry United Methodist Church and she survives.

He attended the Barry schools and then began working in road construction. He had worked for IL Valley Paving and Freesen Construction Company for many years. One of his most memorable projects was the Twin Eagle Bridges at Valley City, IL. He was a Christian and was baptized at the Baptist Church in Hull. Delbert loved to fish, especially on the river. He grew up on the Mississippi River and also did commercial fishing on the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers. He was a past member of the Valley City Boat Club. He also enjoyed hunting in his younger years. He made a lot of deer jerky in his time and enjoyed sharing it with many people. Delbert was a great mechanic, and there wasn’t anything he couldn’t fix or figure out how something worked.

He is survived by his wife, Caroline, three sons; Richard Wayne (Daisy) Rennecker of Kinderhook, Hershal Albert (Sharon) Rennecker of Baylis and Delbert Richard (Tina) Rennecker, Jr of Summer Hill. Two daughters; Barbara Ann (Leroy) Crumpler of Liberty, Mo and Diana Lynn (Terry) Syrcle of Griggsville and a grandson, Kyle Rennecker who was raised in Caroline and Delbert’s home. 23 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.  A sister, Janet (Lee) Harvey of Quincy and brothers Floyd (Norma) Rennecker of Barry and Herb (Doris) Rennecker of Kinderhook survive along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Virginia Weatherford, and brother in law, Breck Weatherford and a granddaughter, Lekisha Syrcle.

Funeral services will be held at noon on Friday, July 5, 2019 at the Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry with Pastor Brent Joy officiating. Visitation will be from 10:30 A.M. until the time of service at noon. Burial will be at Kinderhook Cemetery following the service. Memorials are suggested to the family. The Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry is handling the arrangements.

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Dennis Galbreath
   Posted Tue July 02, 2019
Sorry to hear about Delbert passing. He was a friendly and nice man to talk to. Will be keeping all the family members in our prayers.

Larry & Pat Veile
   Posted Wed July 03, 2019
Sympathies to Herb & Doris and the entire Rennecker family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Richard Heitholt
   Posted Wed July 03, 2019
Dear Rennecker family,
Condolences to the family.
While you don’t know me, I would like to share some family history. Delbert’s father and mother were close friends of Delbert’s father, “Bud” and Lucille. Bud and my father, Roy, worked together - maybe on Adams Co. Highway. I remember my dad depended on Bud to keep his auto running. It isn’t surprising that Delbert and other Rennecker were so successful in machinery.
I didn’t remember when your family moved to Barry or exactly where they lived when we knew them. They always came to our house. I also don’t have recollection of the children of Bud & Lucille. I would have been 15 when your family moved to Barry.
God Bless and best wishes.

Corinnia Anglin
   Posted Wed July 03, 2019
So sorry for the loss of Delbert. I have and will continue to have all the family in my prayers. There is never really any words to say that will take the pain away. I can tell you that he will be watching over each and everyone of you everyday. Keep the good memories going so the young ones will always know him. Love to you all

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