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Orville J. Renier
Date of Death: November, 16 2016

          Orville J. Renier, 92, Faithorn, passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital. He was born in Beaver Dam, WI  on February 10, 1924, son of the late Justin and Leona (Jacquart) Renier.
          On April 17, 1948, Orville married the former Mildred Gaede 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 barn on her parent's farm. They have been together for over 75 years and haven't missed a kiss good morning or goodnight since their wedding day 68 years ago.
          Orville enjoyed hunting, baseball, playing cards, fixing anything that was broken, singing, telling stories, and being outside. Orville  enjoyed listening to the laughter of children. He also loved animals and fawns would feed from his hand.
          Orville was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Spalding.
          He worked for Lloyd Furniture in Menominee from 1948 to 1983, and continued working in the woods until his retirement.
          Orville is survived by his loving wife: Millie, daughter: Dorothy "Dottie" (Rose Barke) Renier, brothers: Clifford Renier Sr. and Justin Renier, and numerous nieces and nephews.
          He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings: Joseph, Julia, Lucille, Viola, Leona, and Gilbert, and five unborn children.
          Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (CST) at St. John Neumann Church in Spalding. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at church at 4 p.m. with Fr. Michael Vichich officiating. A meal will follow at the Faithorn Township Hall. 
          Burial will be in Faithorn Cemetery.
          The Renier family would like to extend a special thank you to Orville's nieces and nephews whom he loved as his own.
          Please visit to send online condolences to his family.

  • "I am so sorry for your loss and have been keeping you all tucked in my prayers. "
    -Liz Hammer

  • "We are keeping you close in our thoughts & Prayers!! May the many memories be of comfort during this very difficult time. "
    -Donna Doerr

  • "I am so sorry for your loss Dottie. My condolences to you and your family. "

  • "Dear Dottie, We are very sorry to hear of your Father's passing. Sincere condolences to you, your Mother & family. Sheryl & Pete"
    -Sheryl Froehle

  • "Dottie and Rose, We are so sorry for your loss. He sounds like a wonderful man. What a blessing he was to all of you. You will be in our prayers "
    -Lori Luckey and Judy Ary

  • "Very, very sorry for your loss. I know you've both worked hard at keeping him alive. The human body is an amazing machine but eventually putters out without anything anyone can do. Love to you all!"
    -Erin Hansen

  • "We have had many happy special times with you Millie and Orv. We will always cherish those memories."
    -Lynn Watts family

  • "We are so sorry for your loss Millie and Dottie. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers."
    -Kim & Steve Foes

  • "My heart is sad for all of us left behind. I know Millie must feel that half of her is missing, and Dottie a solid link to her own life and heritage. I have been remembering all the times we spent together in Menominee and at both farms, and what a tease Uncle Orvie was. I loved how he could wind up my dad, the oldest of the kids. I have missed being with Millie and Orvie for so many years. Glad I got to see them both at the reunion. Love and hugs from the NC family."
    -Ruth Renier Heinz

  • "Millie, Dorothy, Sally, Bonnie, Skippy and all other Faithorn residents who are with me mourning the loss of our friend and neighbor. Even tho I have not been a resident there since 1961, every visit back was marked by a visit with the always welcoming Orvie and Millie. A wonderful guy who will always be in my heart."
    -Bill LeGrave

  • "I was so sorry to hear about your loss. He was a great guy he will be missed. All are love and prayers are with you. Love Susie"
    -Susie,Sandy and Kayla Coons

  • "I am so sorry to hear of Orvie's passing. Although I have not seen all of you for quite some time, I can still see his smiling face and very cheerful attitude. I know he will be dearly missed. Millie and Dorothy, my heartfelt prayers go out for you both! "
    -Kathy Gaede Alm

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