Jack D. Renkenberger

March 07, 1923 - February 08, 2020

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Thursday, February 13, 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel

Friday, February 14, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel


Friday, February 14, 11:00 AM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel


Jack D. Renkenberger, 96, of Kendallville died Saturday, February 8, 2020, at his residence surrounded by his family.

He was born March 7, 1923, in Wayne Township, Noble County to Earl A. and Grace M. (Smith) Renkenberger.

He honorably served in the U.S. Navy.

On May 9, 1953, in Angola he married Beverly Ann Horn. She preceded him in death on May 7, 2006.

Mr. Renkenberger worked in construction as a journeyman electrician.

He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church in Kendallville.

Jack could be seen faithfully walking every day at Wal-Mart. He enjoyed feeding the squirrels and going for drives to check out any new construction in our community.

Surviving are a daughter, Melanie (Terry Wagner) Renkenberger of Kendallville; three grandchildren, Adam (Shannon Aker) Meyer of Kendallville,Sarah (Art Doner) Meyer-Scheurich of Auburn, and Ashley (Charlie) Xu of Evanston, Illinois; four great-grandchildren, April (Thomas) Henry, Korbin Meyer, Akeisha (Sean Heiman) Meyer, and Zyin Meyer; two great-great-grandchildren, Ryker Heiman and Remi Heiman; a brother-in-law, Roger Heintzelman of Cromwell; and beloved family friend, Scott Vorndran of Kendallville.

He was also preceded in death by a sister, Phyllis Smith; and a brother, Earl Thomas Renkenberger.

Funeral services will be Friday, February 14, 2020, at 11 a.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville with Pastor David Mathews of Faith United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Lake View Cemetery, Kendallville.

Honor guard services will be provided by the Veterans Honor Guard.

Pallbearers are Adam Meyer, Korbin Meyer, Terry Wagner, Scott Vorndran, Sean Heiman, and Art Doner.

Calling is Thursday, February 13, 2020, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to Faith United Methodist Church or the Humane Society of Noble County.

View a video tribute after Thursday and share memories and condolences at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com

Guest Book

Terry Covella
February 15th, 2020 5:40pm

So sorry for your loss. We will miss Jack here at Faith. Jack always was at the entrance area taking care of business and greeting. When I started as a "counter" here at church, I would come across Jack's name on the counting equipment and papers. He was a busy and very involved person. May God comfort you during this difficult time.

Bill and Delores Forbes
February 14th, 2020 2:59pm
Kendallville IN

We are so sorry to hear of Jack's passing. He was a good neighbor for many years. I always enjoyed the visits I had with him and Bev. Praying for peace and comfort.

Tana Smith Clementz
February 13th, 2020 12:05pm
ELkhart Indiana

My deepest condolences, prayers to the family.

Debbie Snyder
February 11th, 2020 9:04pm

Mel & Terry, I was very sad to see that Jack had passed away, you are all in my thoughts. He was my neighbor for about 6 years and I'll remember him walking his little dog every day and most recently out for all those fun rides in the car. You did a great job taking care of him and spending time with him Mel! May peace be with you all.

Jennifer Wyman
February 11th, 2020 10:16am

Melanie I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers and love to you all.

Terry Lee Wagner
February 11th, 2020 7:27am

Jack you will be miss by all a great guy to all

Jerry & Sande
February 10th, 2020 7:37pm

Melanie and Family: Sorry to hear of Jack's passing. he was a good neighbor for 40+ years. will miss seeing him out feeding his squirrels.. Your family will be in our prayers.