Esther A. Rennicke, 102

A funeral service was held for Esther A. Rennicke, who passed away at 
the Lasata Care Center in Cedarburg on Jan. 13, 2012, one day after 
her 102nd birthday.

The service was held at Mueller Funeral Home in Cedarburg, with the 
Rev. Brent Halverson presiding.  Interment took place at Trinity Ev. 
Lutheran Cemetery, West Mequon.

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Esther was born on Jan. 12, 1920, in Port Washington, to Charly and 
Julia (nee Reese) Opitz.  She later married Arthur Rennicke in 1942, 
at St. Peterís United Church of Christ in Saukville. Their marriage 
was blessed with four children.

Esther was an elementary school teacher who taught at the Lakeland 
Elementary School in Saukville, Thoreau Elementary School in Mequon, 
Hacker Elementary School as well as Parkview Elementary School in 
Cedarburg. She was one of the founding members of the Retired 
Teachers Association.  Esther was also involved in writing the 
history of the one-room schoolhouses in Ozaukee County.

Esther is survived by her children, Charles Rennicke, Jean Pitters 
and Mark (Cindy) Rennicke; and grandchildren, Aaron Pitters, Matthew 
Pitters, Michael (Emily) Rennicke, Brian Rennicke and Thomas 
Rennicke. She is further survived by many other relatives and friends.
Esther was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Arthur 
Rennicke; son, Paul Rennicke; and three sisters, Olive Opitz, Lucille 
Optiz, and Ida Opitz.

The family would like to especially thank the staff at Lasata Care 
Center, in Cedarburg, for all of their care and compassion over the 
past years.

Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory in Cedarburg has served the family.