Robert R. Rentner

Robert R. Rentner, 90, a resident of Oak Park for over 65 years, died on April 29, 2021. Born in Chicago on June 10, 1930 to the late Harold and Virginia Rentner, he married Shirley Hackl in 1952. 

He was the deputy chief of the Oak Park Fire Department, retiring in 1984 after 33 years of service. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he loved spending time with his family, enjoyed photography, and was also an avid reader and puzzler. He and Shirley enjoyed their annual New England road trips and spending summers in Webster, Wisconsin.

Bob Rentner is survived by his children, Bob (Terry), Sue, Tom (Chris) Rentner and Cathy (Phil) Barry; his grandchildren, Shawn, Christopher, Heather, Colleen, Alexandra, and Ellen; and his great-grandchildren, Emma, Eli, Katelyn and Enza. He was preceded in death by Shirley, his wife of 68 years, in 2020, and his sister, Jo Anne Frantz. 

Interment is private.  

Arrangements were handled by Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home.

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