Rebecca M. Renner, 64 years, of rural North Bend, NE died Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE. Rebecca was born March 12, 1953 in Fremont, NE to Harold and Helen (Curnes) Spath.
She was a graduate of Snyder High School and received her LPN degree from Mid Plains Community College of North Platte. She married Warren Renner on November 3, 1973 in Snyder, NE. She worked at Hooper Care Center and numerous other care centers.
Rebecca was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church of North Bend and North Bend FFA Alumni. She was a Girl Scout leader, Youth Group Leader at St. Peter, and belonged to St. Peter Ladies Aid. She was also a member of VFW Auxiliary of North Bend and the North Bend Elementary School Board.
Becky had a quick smile and listening ear, she never met a stranger. She was the first to volunteer when needed and always cooked a meal for anyone who was sick. She made sure that there was always plenty of food for a family gathering. Her motto was “no one leaves until the food is gone.” She was the epitome of placing faith and family first. She would finish her overnight nursing shift, come home to prepare meals for ailing neighbors, volunteer, travel to a grandchild/niece/nephew’s event and deliver desserts to the VFW and then finally return home to grab a few hours of sleep, only to return to her next nursing shift. If there was one word to describe her, it was GENUINE.
She is survived by her husband, Warren; sons, Joshua Renner of Minneapolis, MN and Blayne (Amanda) Renner of Lincoln, NE; daughters, Stacie (Clint) Turnbull of Thayer, NE and Reba (Bart) Deterding of Cambridge, NE; brothers, Jim (Mary) Spath of North Bend, Fred (Doreen) Spath of Urbandale, IA, Steward (Kristine) Spath of Eagle, NE; sister, Treva (Larry) Farris of Nebraska City, NE; sister-in-law, Karen (Gary) McVicker of Hampton, IA; and eleven grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Roger Spath and granddaughter, Jayde Deterding.
Funeral Service will be 2:00 P.M., Monday, October 16, 2017 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in North Bend. The Rev. Christopher Howell will officiate. Visitation is Sunday from 4 PM to 7 PM at St. Peter Lutheran Church in North Bend with a prayer service at 7 PM. Burial will be at St. Matthew’s Cemetery at Pleasant Valley located northwest of North Bend.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Camp Luther of Nebraska at Schuyler, NE and St. Peter Lutheran Church Endowment Fund.