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IDA RENTZ (published on April 12, 2010)

IDA RENTZ After a full and vibrant life Ida died peacefully on March 27, 2010. Thankful for her love and care are her children Delores Robbins (Ralph), Ron Rentz (Joan); grandchildren Lynn Granke (Robert), Randy Robbins (Sandi), Jeff Rentz (Kelly), Greg Rentz (Leslie); and several great-grandchildren. Many nieces and nephews will miss her too. Mom was born on December 11, 1914 in Rosenfeld, MB. Predeceased by her parents, five sisters and one brother. Never afraid of hard work Mom worked first as a domestic, then, was employed at Standard Aero and Domtar. She and our Dad Richard married on December 5, 1931 and were dedicated to each other and their family throughout their 68 years of marriage. She missed him deeply after his death in 2000. They were a great support to each other in life and to all of us. Together they were lifelong members of Lutheran Church of the Cross, founding members of Arms of the Cross and leaders of the Golden Agers. Together they made holobchi for all of us to enjoy at family gatherings. While Dad grew the veggies in their huge garden on Whytewold Rd., Nana spent hours canning and freezing them. None of us went home without fresh pickings from the garden! Generosity and hospitality were the gifts they offered many. Each summer they hosted a BBQ in their garden for the Golden Agers and another at their beloved cottage at Sandy Hook. Mom loved music, singing in the German choir at church and dancing the polka and the butterfly in the rec room. At Lions she still loved to dance with anyone who would join her. Mom loved to do crafts; the afghans and Barbie doll clothes are treasured mementoes of her skillful hands. Mom was a great seamstress and baker - her cinnamon buns were famous! Mom taught us the value of hard work and the importance of love and forgiveness to others. We miss her greatly. A special thanks to the 2nd floor staff especially Judy, Shelley and Miriam for the care and respect offered to Ida during her six years at Lions Personal Care Centre. Funeral service will be held at Lutheran Church of the Cross, Arlington and Ellice on Tuesday, April 13 at 1:00 p.m., with viewing at 12:30 p.m. Interment at Chapel Lawn. Flowers gratefully declined; donations to Lutheran Church of the Cross or the Alzheimer's Society would be appreciated. NEIL BARDAL INC. (204) 949 2200 nbardal.mb.ca


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