Roberta P. Rens

Date of Death: Apr 26, 2016
 
Roberta P. Rens

1930-2016

Roberta P. Rens, 80, of Waupun, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2016.

Roberta was born December 25, 1935 in Waupun, WI the daughter of Willis and Verna Draeger Pluim. Roberta attended Waupun schools and graduated from Waupun High School in 1953. On June 12, 1953 she married Dick Rens in Waupun. Following their marriage the couple resided in Platteville, WI, the Lowell-Reeseville, WI area, Kimberly, WI, and Somonauk, IL. In 1967 they returned to Waupun. Roberta was employed at Beilke Apparel in Waupun for 12 years, and then purchased the business in 1976 and renamed it Roberta’s Fashion Gallery. In January of 1994 she retired from the apparel business and became an independent sales consultant with Longaberger Basket Co. of Dresden, OH for whom she worked for over 10 years. After their retirement, they spent winters at their home in Sun City West, AZ where Roberta was very active in the Silvercraft Club and the Lapidary Club, crafting jewelry for herself and family and friends. Roberta was a member of Union-Congregational Church in Waupun where she served on several committees and held various offices. She was also a member of the Desert Garden U.C.C. in Sun City West, AZ. She was very active in the Waupun community, was on the Board of Directors for the Waupun Area Chamber of Commerce, and was a chairperson for the Downtown Business Association.

Roberta is survived by her husband, Dick Rens of Waupun; three daughters: Jacqueline (John) Hart of Mesquite, NV, Amy (Greg) Urban of Waukesha, WI, and Dr. Lori Allen of Union Grove, WI; four grandchildren: Jason Hart, Stacie (Josef) Leutner, Jeffrey Allen, and Kendall Urban; a great-granddaughter, Payton Leutner; a great-grandson Caden Leutner; a brother, Dennis (Betty) Pluim of Fond du Lac, WI; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and step-father, Arnold Maas.

Visitation

Friends and relatives may call on the family on Monday at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of service.

Services

Memorial services for Roberta P. Rens will be held Monday, May 9, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Union-Congregational Church in Waupun.

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  1. Judy Spaeth Says: April 29, 2016 at 11:41 am

    To a very special friend, who taught me what it is to be a friend. I am a better person for knowing this wonderful lady. She will forever be in my heart, and I will think of all of our fun times we have had on our many road trips. Rest peaceful my dear friend…Hugs forever

  2. Pam Streekstra Says: May 2, 2016 at 6:40 am

    To a very special lady who was a great consultant for Longaberger baskets and who always had a smile on her face. I will miss having those Longaberger parties with you and your smiling face. Until we meet again in HEAVEN my friend. Keep smiling and enjoying each day ….. Sympathy and prayers of comfort sent to the family. GOD bless you .

  3. Cheryl Wruck Says: May 3, 2016 at 10:03 am

    On behalf of the Clifford Schweppe family we extend our deepest sympathies to your family during this time of loss. May God hold and lead you in the days ahead and bring you comfort in your time of need.

  4. Richard and Therese Hall Says: May 4, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    Dick,
    We will always remember our visits to both AZ and WI and the great fun we had with you both. Bobbi will remain forever in our memories as loving and caring to us both. She was a great lady.

  5. Larry and Shirley Says: May 5, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    We will so miss sharing our beautiful Arizona sunshine each winter with our sister-in-law, Roberta. She loved spending as much time as possible at “Silver” making beautiful jewelry for family and friends. She was generous and sharing and loved entertaining in their home. Peace and Love to Dick, Jacque, Amy, Lori and their families.

  6. Larry and Shirley Rens Says: May 7, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    We will miss sharing our beautiful Arizona sunshine each winter with our sister-in-law, Roberta. She loved spending as much time as possible at “Silver” making beautiful jewelry for family and friends. She was generous and sharing and loved entertaining in their home. Peace and Love to Dick, Jacque, Amy, Lori and their families.

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