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400 S 10th St. - Escanaba, Michigan 49829
West 3755 US 2 - Spalding, Michigan 49886
Mildred "Millie" M. Renier
Date of Death: November, 05 2017
          Mildred "Millie" M. Renier, 93, Faithorn, passed away on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay. She was born in Iron Mountain on August 18, 1924, daughter of the late Frederick and Elizabeth "Bessie" Gaede.
          On April 17, 1948, Millie married Orville Renier in Iron Mountain and on October 1, 1955 they were remarried at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Faithorn. They met between the milk house and the road on her parent's farm. They were married for over 68 years and hadn't missed a kiss good morning or goodnight since their wedding until Orville preceded her in death last November.
          Millie's door was always open. Her kitchen was full of love, laughter, and generosity. You were met with a kind smile and warm hug. You were treated to coffee and fresh baked goodies. Stories and tales filled the air. Her genuine goodness made everyone feel welcome.
          Millie's family is at peace knowing that she is smiling in heaven with her loving husband.
          Millie was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Spalding.
          Millie is survived by her loving daughter: Dorothy "Dottie" (Rose Barke) Renier, brothers in law: Clifford Renier Sr. and Justin Renier, and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
          She was preceded in death by her husband: Orville, and their five unborn children.
          Visitation will be on Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 12 to 2 p.m. (CST) at St. John Neumann Church in Spalding. Mass of Christian Burial will follow visitation at church on Thursday at 2 p.m. (CST) with Fr. Jacek Wtyklo officiating. Burial will be in Faithorn Cemetery. A meal will follow the burial at the Faithorn Township Hall.
          The Renier family would like to extend a special thank you to Millie's nieces, nephews and their spouses whom she loved as her own.
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  • "I wish there."
    -Gordon Esselman

  • "Aunt Millie was one of the most loved and wonderful women. It has been such a privilege to have had her as such an integral part of our lives. From fun at the farm with Dottie when Dawn was a little girl, to weddings, anniversaries and family the most delightful times around her warm and generous kitchen table. What a treasure to our entire McClure family. We will miss her so much but l, even now, we smile with sweet memories of her and Uncle Orvie. It is good to think she is with Orvie, Bessie and Fred and with my mom and dad. Some of the best people ever. Dottie and Rose, thank you for being such wonderful kids and caregivers to her. She was blessed through your great love and kindness to her. Love you guys. "
    -Dawn and Rich McClure O’Polka

  • "Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. We will bury my mom also on Thurs. She was 100 yrs. old. So very sorry for your loss."
    -Sally Geiger

  • "Aunt Millie is one my most favorite people. She and Uncle Orv just made me feel welcome and loved. I will remember her in the Gaede farm, cooking or baking in the kitchen with Bessie. And I will never forget her laugh. She is a kind soul and I know God welcomed her into his loving arms. She is the best!!!!"
    -Michael Renier

  • "Millie was a great person filled with love and laughter she truly was great Our deepest sympthany to all the Renier family "
    -Wilfred and Helen Savord

  • "My sister Vivien and I enjoyed our visits throughout the years with Orville and Millie. After Orville was gone we continued to visit with Millie. On one of our recent visits we were sitting at her kitchen table and she was in the kitchen. She walked over to the table where we were sitting with two pies that she had baked -- one in each palm! Can you imagine that? On the way home Vivien said,"I wonder how she picked up that second pie?" O course, we had no idea and agreed we would ask her on our next visit, but we forgot. We loved visiting with her. She was always happy with a smile and never heard her complain. We will miss her so much! Faye Clifford Tangery Vivien Clifford Lamper "
    -Faye Tangery

  • "I am so sorry for your loss Dorothy. Millie was a wonderful woman, and will be missed. I have very fond memories of our trips to the farm, enjoying the company of your mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, and you! I know she was welcomed in heaven with open arms. God bless you in your time of sorrow."
    -Kathy Gaede Alm

  • "I have many wonderful memories of everyone's favorite Aunt Millie, the warmth of her home, her hugs, her laugh, her wit & her wisdom. She will be loved & missed forever. "
    -Helen (Renier) Carr

  • "I am so sorry for your loss Dorothy. I have many wonderful memories of Millie and Orville together. God Bless you in time of sorrow."
    -Joann Klein Bebo

  • "So sorry to hear of your beautiful mothers passing. I will always remember her kind and caring nature, her capacity to love unconditionally her bright smile and warm laugh. My time spent at the farm in Faithorn will always be a fond memory, even the snipe hunting! Thoughts and prayers are with you and Rose as you enter a new chapter in the book of life. Hugs to you both. "
    -Gail Lindquist Meyer

  • "Dorothy, I want say what wonderful and kind soul your Mom was to me. I always enjoyed visiting with your parents. Your Mom was such a Good cook! Sorry for your loss! Joyce Jordan"
    -Joyce Jordan

  • "We are very sorry for the loss of your mom. She was a very kind hearted lady and will be missed by all. I know everyone was in heaven waiting for her with open arms. "
    -susie, Sandy, Kayla Coons

  • "Dear Dot, Rose and your entire family- I was saddened to hear of your dear Mom's passing and regret that I wasn't able to attend her service. Dorothy, my memories of your Mom and Dad and their generous, giving natures was a wonder I am priviledged to have enjoyed. I will think of your Mom and Dad fondly throughout my life. My love to you all.Karla Lawatsch"
    -Karla Lawatsch

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