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Bertha Mae Renner, 85, of Rockford, went home to be with her Savior on Sunday, December 31, 2017 in her home. Born on January 12, 1932 in Walnut, IL, she was the daughter of Lewis and Mildred (Larkin) Bolbock. She attended Walnut High School and Coppin's Business College. Berte married Robert Renner on March 7, 1954 at Red Oak Church in Walnut, IL. She worked as a secretary at Iowa State University in the Alumni Office. Berte was a member of First Evangelical Covenant Church where she served as a Sunday school teacher, Joy Circle member, and church commission member.
Survived by her husband, Robert; daughters, Marcia (Scott) Johnson and Jan (Tim) Trosvig; granddaughters, Claire (Jason) Olson and Tessa Trosvig; grandsons, Erik (Rebecca) Johnson, David Johnson, and Isaac (Kristen) Trosvig; and sister, Bette Dahl. Predeceased by her parents; and brothers, Bob and LaVern Bolbock.
Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at First Evangelical Covenant Church, 316 Wood Rd., Rockford with Reverend Peter Dibley officiating. A time of fellowship will take place immediately following the service in the church. Private burial service will be held at Walnut Cemetery, Walnut, IL. Memorials can be made to the Rockford Rescue Mission, 715 W. State St., Rockford, IL 61102 or Covenant World Missions, checks payable to Evangelical Covenant Church, 8303 W. Higgins Road, Chicago, IL 60631.

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  1. June and Jerry Tongue

    We are so sorry for your loss. We have such good memories of of the years that we were neighbors on Colorado. Our prayers are with you at this time. God's peace be with your family.

  2. Nancy Bauman

    My sympathy to Bob and your family, Berte will be missed. She was such a sweet lady.

  3. Dick and Sondra Fandel

    Dear Bob and family, We're so sorry to hear about the passing of Bertie. We extend to you and all of your family our most sincere sympathy. May the Lord bless her with His vision in heaven above. Our friendship goes back many years, a friendship that we truly are thankful for. We're sorry we won't be able to attend the memorial service for Bertie because we will be out of town. May God bless all of you and keep you in His care!

  4. The Kelleys

    We send our heartfelt condolences to all of the family members who loved Bertie so mush. Barb and I loved her, too. She was stalwart in her faith and she is now with her Lord and Savior, joining in the everlasting, on-going rejoicing with the angels. She is free of the physical bonds that had gripped for so long.

  5. pete nanni

    Bob,sorry to hear of your loss,you took good care of her for many years.

  6. Fred Ayres

    Bob: So sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family.

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