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Doris Rentsch

September 8, 1930 ~ December 12, 2021 (age 91)


Doris Rentsch, age 91, of Williamsburg, Iowa passed away peacefully at the Highland Ridge Care Center in Williamsburg on December 12th.  Doris was a long-time resident of rural Webb, IA where she and her late husband, Richard, cared for their family farm.

Memorial Services will be held Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at the Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids. Burial will be in the Lone Tree Cemetery in Sioux Rapids. Visitation will take place one hour prior at the FUNERAL HOME. The Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be designated to the Sioux Rapids Library. 

Originally from Lee’s Summit, MO, Doris moved to Iowa when she married Richard in 1959. Prior to marriage, Doris earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Kansas City, and worked for Hallmark and Bendix Corporations in Kansas City.

Richard and Doris enjoyed 52 years of marriage before he passed away in 2012. This union was blessed with 3 children: Walt, Karen and Bill. Doris enjoyed sewing, gardening, baking, and her daily crossword puzzle. She was very active in her church, First United Church of Sioux Rapids, for many years. She also had a great love for public libraries, especially the Sioux Rapids Library.

Doris’s life will be honored by her family, which includes her sister: Helen McCall; children: Walt (Teresa) Rentsch, Karen (Scott) Roe; grandchildren: Adam (Melissa) Rentsch, Sarah Rentsch, Hannah Rentsch, Kayla (Robert) Slack, Sarah (Justin) Odom, Jenna (Thomas) Bradley, Jaret (April) Roe, Emily Rentsch, Abigail Rentsch; great grandchildren: Aiden, Alek, Rylan, and Anya; nieces, nephews, friends; and family support from Jennifer and Ben Gehrke, and the “boys” Greg and David Hermstad.

Doris was preceded in death by her husband Richard; parents: Leo and Frances McCall; son: Bill; brother and sister-in-laws: Richard and Arlene Lashier; Lynn and Betty Fitsimmons.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Essence of Life Hospice and the Highland Ridge Care Center for their compassionate care. Their kindness and grace that was shown towards Doris will always be remembered.

Powell Funeral Home in Williamsburg is helping make local arrangements and Sliefert Funeral Home is arranging the memorial services. Messages and tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com or www.sliefert.com.

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 Service Program


April 2, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Sliefert Funeral Home Sioux Rapids
708 Thomas St.
Sioux Rapids, IA 50535

Memorial Service
April 2, 2022

11:00 AM
Sliefert Funeral Home Sioux Rapids
708 Thomas St.
Sioux Rapids, IA 50535

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