Nancy Lois Rentmeester (nee Town)

Nancy Lois Rentmeester (nee Town) Nancy Lois Rentmeester (nee Town) found peace Saturday, January 23, 2016, at the age of 97, surrounded by her family. She will be sadly missed.

Nancy is survived by her daughters Susan Smid (Jack), Jayne Arndt and Patricia Fortmann (Rick). She was a grandmother to John Smid (Kelly), Cathy Sinkula (Brian), David Smid (Terri), Robb Darnell (Mary), Eric Darnell (Geri), Bradley Darnell (Heather), Brandon Arndt, Alyssa Voigt (Scott), Ryan Fortmann and Libby Rentmeester (McPherson); and great-grandmother to Amber, Cory and Zachary Smid, Ali, Kaylyn and Lindsay Sinkula, Samantha and Emily Smid, Abigal Darnell, Carter and Emma Darnell, Brady and Carson Darnell, and Lylah and Beckett Voigt. She is also survived by nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by husband, Earl Sr., of 71 years; son Earl Jr.; and mother, Lila Town Brogle.

Nancy was born in Chicago and moved to Nashotah when she was 11 years old. She attended schools in Oconomowoc and graduated from Oconomowoc High School with honors in 1936. She graduated from Stephen’s College in 1938 and married Earl in 1940 at St. Jerome Church. Nancy belonged to the Catholic Women’s Club, Oconomowoc Women’s Club, Oconomowoc Theatre Guild, St. Jerome Home & School Association, LaBelle Golf Club and the Oconomowoc Homemakers Group.

The family wishes to give heartfelt thanks to the staff at Three Pillars in Dousman.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Oconomowoc Arts Center or Oconomowoc Scholarship Fund would be greatly appreciated.

Visitation for family and friends will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 28, at St. Jerome Catholic Church, 995 S. Silver Lake St., Oconomowoc. A memorial Mass for Nancy will be held 11:00 a.m. Internment to follow at St. Jerome Cemetery.

Pagenkopf Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 262-567-4457 or visit