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Jane F. Renier
Jane Frances (Steeno) Renier, 72, of Kelly Lake, passed away Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 after a short illness, surrounded by family.
Born Jan. 11, 1945 in Green Bay, to the late Sylvester and Mary (Marsland) Steeno, she married Ron Renier on June 6, 1964 and they had three children. She loved being a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and thanked God every day for living long enough to enjoy her six grandchildren.
She enjoyed traveling, especially to the Amish Community of Shipshewana, Ind. and both sides of the Mississippi River in Wisconsin and Minnesota. She liked shopping and was first to suggest going to a sale and looking for bargains. She loved to decorate for holidays, especially Christmas, and was known to have up to 23 different trees of all shapes and sizes!
After her daughter died in 1993, they inherited three boys ages seven, nine and eleven and raised them as their family.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Ron; four grandsons; six great-grandchildren; a niece, Pat Maes and a former neighbor, hairdresser and friend, Terri Smet, both of whom she considered daughters; an aunt, Jean Steeno; Devin's mom, Melissa Renier; a sister, Bea Toth; brothers and sisters-in-law, Larry and Judy Steeno, Phil and Lynne Steeno and Tim and Carolyn Steeno; a brother-in-law, Con Umentum; many nieces; nephews; cousins and friends, including Caroline Smet, Bill and Nancy Kamke and Del and Sue Darby.
She was preceded in death by her children, Debbie, Tammy and Allen who died Feb. 17, 2017; in-laws, Harold and Adeline Renier; sisters and brothers-in-law, Anne and Dick Maes, Pegi Umentum and Jim Toth; an infant brother, Steven; a niece, Susan Maes; a nephew, Brandon Maes and best friends, Tom and Jan Drefhall.
The family will greet relatives and friends at Proko Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., Green Bay on Thursday, Oct. 26 from 9:30 a.m. until time of a Memorial Service at noon with close family friend, Rev. Bill Kamke officiating. Her request was for guests to wear casual clothes. A memorial fund has been established to be shared among causes that she supported.