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Delmar Rentshler

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[October 09, 2009]  ROCHESTER -- Delmar F. Rentshler, 89, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009, at 7:43 a.m. at Wyndcrest Assisted Living in Rochester.

His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski, with the Rev. Kevin Treptow officiating. Visitation will be 1-2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Mount Pulaski Cemetery, Mount Pulaski. Military rites will be conducted by Mount Pulaski American Legion Ryman-Fuiten Post 447.

Mr. Rentshler was a chemist with U.S. Rubber Corp. and A.E. Staley in Decatur. He later became manager of the A.E. Staley commodities division at the Chicago Board of Trade. After 30 years with Staley's, he and his wife retired to the family farm near Rochester in 1976.

He served in the U.S. Navy as a meteorologist during World War II.

He was born June 13, 1920, in Mount Pulaski to Frank and Gladys Oglesby Rentshler. He married Ethel Juanita Vail in Mount Pulaski on June 2, 1943. She preceded him in death on May 11, 2009.

He is survived by one son, Alan (and Janet) Rentshler of Rochester.

He was also preceded in death by one son, Roger Rentshler.

He was a member of Mount Pulaski United Methodist Church, a lifetime member of the U of I Alumni Association and American Legion Post 447 of Mount Pulaski.

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He grew up on a farm near Mount Pulaski and graduated from Mount Pulaski High School. He earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Illinois in Urbana.

Memorials may be made to Central Illinois Food Bank of Springfield.

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