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Obits > James Renner 1918


Submitted by Les Niemi


James RENNER An Old Soldier And A Well Known Hahnaman Citizen Died At His Home

James RENNER an old soldier and for many years a well known farmer and resident of Hahanaman township died at his home three miles east of here last Saturday morning at 4 o'clock. Death was caused by diabetes and other complications with he had suffered for several years and had undermined his system giving him poor health.  He was only sick one week preceeding (sic) his death.

The funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Methodist church following brief-services at the home.  The services were in charge of the pastor, Rev. H.C. BROWN and internment was in the Tampico cemetery.  Appropriate hymns were sung by a quartette composed of Mesdames J.H. HELLIER and R.N. HELLER and Messrs. E.W. MEREDITH and J.H. HELLIER, Miss Kathyleen FRANCE accompanist. The pall bearers were: Ed CUNNINGHAM  , Ed DEVINE , Ed SWANSON, James CONROY, Addie FLOCK and Wm. FOLEY. Honorary pall bearers: J.B. FULLERTON, Fred W. SMITH, Barney McCRADY, James LEAHY, H.A. WOODS, and S.M. HARRINGTON veterans of the Civil War. There were a number of beautiful floral tributes and the large attendance gave proof of the esteem and respect in which the deceased was held.

James RENNER was born April 11, 1847 in Greenville township, Bureau county where he resided until he became a young man and then moved to the old homestead east of here which has been his home for more than a half century.  He was married March 26, 1884 to Lena PETERSON and eleven children blessed this union. Mr. RENNER served his country during the Civil War in Co. E. 148th Ill. Vol. Inf. Practically all his life was spent in Hahnaman township east of here and where he accumulated land holdings, raised a large family and was noted among his neighbors for his big hearted generosity and kindness. He is survived by his widow and six sons and four daughters as follows: Guy of Stanley, Wis., William, Clarence, Lawrence, Asa and Lourde all residing east of Tampico and Nellie TRAINOR of Durand, Grace CONNELLY of Fairfield, Sadie Lee of Hume and Mary at home. Three sisters, Mrs. Robt. COLINS (sic COLLINS) of this place, Mrs. Milton SWOPE of Clarion, Iowa, also survive, also two brothers, Frank and John of Hahnaman township.

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