Thursday, 12:00-2:00 p.m. prior to services at the
2:00 p.m. Thursday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader
Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski .
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader, Mt. Pulaski
Rentmeister Sr., 81, of Chestnut, passed away at
12:40 a.m. Sunday May 4, 2014 at Abraham Lincoln
Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.
William was born January 8,
1933 in Sangamon County, son of Kenneth and Lois
Gaul Rentmeister. He graduated from Mount Pulaski
High School in 1951. He served in the U.S. Army for
16 months in Korea from February 9, 1953 to December
9, 1954. He farmed and worked at Allis-Chalmers in
Springfield until its closing in 1985. He was
affiliated with the USDA for 40 years as a field
reporter. William has been a member of the Mount
Pulaski American Legion Post #447 for 59 years and
has served as post commander. He is also a member
of the Mt. Pulaski VFW Post #777 as well as a member
of the Chestnut Menís Club and Clinton Elks.
William married Linda Armstrong
on June 18, 1955 in the Chestnut United Methodist
Church. He is survived by his wife Linda, son
William A. Rentmeister Jr. of Chestnut, daughter,
Susan Thorson of Streator, granddaughter Shelbi
Rentmeister of Clinton, grandsons Joel Thorson of
Bowling Green, KY, Adam and Erik Thorson of
Streator, granddaughter Anna Thorson of Streator,
step-granddaughter Brittiany Thompson of Kenney,
step great granddaughters, Sierra and Kinzey Sickles
of Kenney, brother Gary Rentmeister of Citrus
Heights, CA, and sister Doris Fehring of Sacrameto,
CA. He was preceded in death by his parents and one
sister Vivian Nowick.
Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday May 8, 2014
at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount
Pulaski with Rev. Rachel Stockle officiating.
Visitation will be from 12:00-2:00 p.m. prior to
services. Burial will follow at Steenbergen
Cemetery, Mount Pulaski where full military rites
will be accorded. Memorials may be made to the
American Legion Post #447, Memorial Home Hospice or
to the Chestnut United Methodist Church.
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