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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
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
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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