January 26, 2021 – West Bend, WI – Louis A. “Louie” Renard, 91, of West Bend was called home to be with the Lord on January 21, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Louie was born on December 26, 1929 in Hartford to Arnold and Helen Renard (Scheer). He was united in marriage to Janet Abel at St. John’s Lutheran Church on June 29, 1957 in West Bend.
Louie graduated from West Bend High School in 1947. He worked at Gehl Co. for 2 years as a machinist. He also, worked on the family farm as well as driving a school bus. While driving bus he witnessed a young girl get off his bus and nearly get hit by a passing car. As a result of that event, Louis was instrumental in getting laws passed to require cars to stop for school busses in the State of Wisconsin.
Louie served his country in the United States Air Force and was a Korean War veteran. He finished his working career at Carlson Tool as a mold maker, retiring in the mid ‘90s after many years of employment. He really enjoyed mentoring young people, passing on his knowledge of the trade to apprentices.
He collected antique model tractors, helping his children work on cars, and was very mechanical. Louis and his wife, Janet, enjoyed spending time with friends and family at their lake home in Three Lakes, Wisconsin.
He was an American Legion Member and a longtime member at St. John’s Lutheran Church in West Bend.
Those Louie leaves behind to cherish his memory include his wife of 63 years, Janet; four children, Paul (Polly) Renard, Lisa (friend Marc LaPine) Renard, Mark Renard, and Michael Renard; grandchildren, Parker, Paris and Porter Renard, Alyssa, Alexandra, and Derek Renard, and Steven and Sadie Renard. Further survived by sister in law Arlene Goebel, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A Memorial Service for Louie will be scheduled at a later date.
Louie’s family extends their heartfelt appreciation to the staff at Preceptor Home Health & Hospice for the loving care they provided for Louie in his final days.
Please consider signing our online guest book (www.myrhum-patten.com) to share your condolences with the family. Cards addressed to the family may be sent in care of: Myrhum – Patten Funeral and Cremation Service, 1315 W. Washington Street, West Bend, WI 53095. Or memorials can be sent to American Legion Post 36 in West Bend or St. John’s Lutheran Church in West Bend.
Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service has been entrusted with Louie’s arrangements.