Wayne Rennau

Wayne Rennau, age 82, of Alda, died on February 9, 2018, at Good Samaritan Village in Grand Island. Funeral Services were Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at Peace Lutheran Church with the Reverend Mike Reiners officiating. Interment was in the Aurora cemetery. Apfel Funeral Home is caring for the family. Memorials are suggested to the Wood River Community Centennial Foundation or the Wood River Fire Department. Wayne was born on November 7, 1935, at Aurora, to Claude and Susie (Salmon) Rennau. He grew up in Aurora and graduated from Aurora High School. He was united in marriage to Betty Mader on September 23, 1956. They farmed at Phillips for a year before moving to the farm south of Alda where they lived for 54 years, before moving to Grand Island in 2012. Wayne’s love of farming began as a young boy working on his Uncle’s farm near Stockham. He spent his entire working life raising crops and cattle. He was a member of Peace Lutheran Church, a District #6 school board member, and past treasurer of the Wood River Rural Fire Board. He was a past member of the Central Nebraska Livestock Feeders Association, the Grand Island Saddle Club and the Platte-Deutsch Society. Wayne enjoyed following his kids and grandkids in all of their 4-H, school, and other activities. Those left surviving him are his wife, Betty, of Grand Island; son, James (Maureen) Rennau, of Wood River; daughter, Kristi (Phil) Bowers, of Alda; daughter, Karla (Craig) Boshart, of Wood River; daughter, Lora (Ron Hilton) Rennau, of Longmont, Colorado; grandchildren, Nick (Abby) Rennau, Mike (Jenifer) Rennau, Tim (Nicole) Rennau, Matthew Rennau, Blake (Chanda) Bowers, Angie Bowers, Rebecca (Madison) Farris, Mitch Boshart, Kelly Boshart, and Dan Boshart; and great-grandchildren, Kendall, Burke, Huxley, Bowen, Paysen, and Andilyn Those preceding him in death were his parents and his sister, Norma (Warren) Anderson.

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