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.
For online condolences please visit www.muellerfuneralhome.com.
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
Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory in Cedarburg has served the family.