Mary F. Rennpferd, 91
Mary Rennpferd, of Antigo, died Monday, July 16, 2018, at The Bay at Eastview Medical and Rehabilitation Center. She was 91 years old. She was born on April 1, 1927, in Pickerel, a daughter of Benjamin and Frances (Fischer) Clark. She married Arthur Rennpferd on June 9, 1949, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Pearson. He preceded her in death on July 12, 2005.
She was a graduate of White Lake High School with the class of 1944.
As a young lady she worked on the family farm; cut, picked and sorted potatoes on the Bert Jackson Farm; and planted trees for the United States Government. During summers of her high school years she worked for Teleoptic Manufacturing in Racine as a general laborer/spur removal for war parts.
She raised her family in Antigo and worked as an Avon Representative.
She was a member of SS Mary and Hyacinth Catholic Church and volunteered at St. Mary Church and school.
Her hobbies included sewing, baking, candy making, wedding and specialty cake decorating, wine making, traveling, gardening, music and dancing.
Survivors include five daughters, Fran (Tom Catullo) Rennpferd of Grayslake, Illinois, Carol Schafer of Antigo, Jean Rennpferd of Antigo, Kathy Rennpferd of Antigo, Diane Rennpferd of Grayslake, Illinois; a son-in-law, Chuck Kirsch of Antigo; seven grandchildren Kari (Michael) Quist, Chicago, Illinois, Chris (Cynthia) Kirsch, Veracruz, Mexico, Katie Kirsch, Chicago, Illinois, Troy (Danielle) Schafer, Antigo, Laura Schafer, Chicago, Illinois, Aaron (Adriana) Catullo, Chicago, Illinois, Jackie Catullo, Minneapolis, Minnesota; five great-grandchildren Michaela and Khai Quist, Chicago, Illinois, Christina Kirsch, Veracruz, Mexico, August Schafer, Antigo, Isabella Catullo, Chicago, Illinois; a sister, Clara Haile of Pickerel; two brothers, Benjamin Clark Jr. of Pickerel, George Clark of Pickerel; two sisters-in-law, Ardis Van Calligan of Rapid City, South Dakota, Midge Jeske of Rapid City, South Dakota; and special friend and neighbor Barbara Stegelski.
In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Kirsch, a sister, Elizabeth (Robert) Konobeck, a brother, Johnnie Clark and his first wife Karen, a sister-in-law, Virginia Clark, four brothers-in-law, Richard Van Calligan, Charles Haile, Robert Jeske, Charles (Gen) Rennpferd.
The funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, July 21, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Pickerel with Rev. Dave Zimmerman officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery at a later date.