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Rena Jo Willett

September 22, 1936 — September 23, 2022

Rena Jo Willett, 86, of Prentice, WI, returned to Jesus September 23, 2022. Born in Prentice to Francis and Tillie (Pearson) Miller on September 22, 1936.


Rena spent many years living in Milwaukee where she met her love, Leon. They were married March 16, 1957 and spent 49 years together, spending their retirement years in Prentice. Besides working in banking, Rena was mother extraordinaire to four children. She loved entertaining; spending time playing cards with friends, having fun at the casino, bowling and going out for a night of dancing downtown with the girls. Rena was a faith-filled woman, dedicating her free time to the church by volunteering and teaching Bible study classes. She was a fiercely strong woman who was precious to her family and friends and will be sorely missed.


Rena was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Leon; four brothers, Gene (Beatrice) Miller, Neal (Dorothy) Miller, Virgil (Mavis) Miller, Harley Miller; and two sisters, Phyllis (Don) Lindberg and Karen (Al) Schubert.


She is survived by her children, James (Carlotta), Lynn (Chuck) Bridger, Mark (Marie), Gail (Marty) Fetter; grandchildren, Jessica (Corey), Kristina (Michael), Brittany, Cassandra, Kristina, Joshua, Patrick, Marty Jr, Jennifer (Kevin), Jaimie; great-grandchildren, Jeanna, Jeremiah, Elijah, Jaxson, MJ, and Macy; sister-in-law, Patricia (Ervin) Buchanan; loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.


A Funeral Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at First Baptist Church, 757 Cherry Street, Prentice, WI 54556. Visitation from 11:30-1:30 prior to the service at the church. Burial will take place at the Prentice Cemetery. The caring staff of Heindl-Nimsgern Funeral Home is assisting the family.


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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Saturday, October 1, 2022

11:30am - 1:30 pm

First Baptist Church Prentice

757 Cherry Street, Prentice, WI 54556

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Service

Saturday, October 1, 2022

1:30 - 2:30 pm

First Baptist Church Prentice

757 Cherry Street, Prentice, WI 54556

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Graveside

Saturday, October 1, 2022

2:45 - 3:15 pm

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