John Edward Renkenberger

WAXHAW, N.C. – John Edward Renkenberger, 76, of Waxhaw, N. C., passed away on Saturday, January 12, 2013, at his residence.

A service to celebrate the life of John Edward Renkenberger will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at Waxhaw Bible Church, 6810 Pleasant Grove Road, Waxhaw, N.C.

The reception will follow the service.

Mr. Renkenberger was born on Feb. 5, 1936, in Canfield, Ohio, a son of Helena Beery Renkenberger and the late Gerald Lavern Renkenberger.

He was a retired building contractor.

Survivors include his wife, Rosa Lee Ganis of Waxhaw; three sons, Jerry Renkenberger of Waxhaw, Tim Renkenberger and wife Jean of Waxhaw and Dale Renkenberger of Texas; his mother, Helena Renkenberger Phillips of Waxhaw; a brother, Paul Renkenberger of California; a sister, Sarah Wank of Waxhaw; and close friends, Vern and Penny Esenwein of Charlotte.

There are four grandchildren.

Davis Funeral Home of Monroe is serving the family of Mr. Renkenberger. An online guest register book is available at


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