D. Leigh Henson lit a candle
Saturday, December 28, 2019
My deepest sympathy to Dr. Renner's family and friends. He was my dissertation chair and mentor at Illinois State University. So grateful for his kind help and friendship.
Elaine Louise [Blake] Poole posted a condolence
Thursday, October 24, 2019
All we cousins really got spread around the country and some beyond that for many years but I remember Stan and looked up to him, not just because he was taller and older, but the way I saw kindness in him when speaking. It was good to meet his wife the time we all went to a wedding in Erie, PA. I am thankful to have been related to Stan. God bless you, his closest family.
Jody Mohr uploaded photo(s)
Monday, October 21, 2019
This photo of my brother Stanley was taken in 1947, two years before he graduated from Ferguson High School, Ferguson, Iowa.
Jody Mohr uploaded photo(s)
Sunday, October 13, 2019
Here is Stanley in 1934 with his Uncle Eldon (Tim) Blake. Lieutenant Blake was the pilot of a Mosquito airplane that disappeared in 1945 when he was on a patrol mission over Italy. Private First Class Stanley Renner served in the U.S. Army in 1954-1955. In May 1955 Stanley made a trip to Italy to visit his Uncle Tim's gravesite at the American Military Cemetery near Florence. He sent to us a description of this trip and slides which include a picture of Uncle Tim's gravestone.
Neil Robinson posted a condolence
Friday, October 4, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. Dr. Renner was my English prof for only one semester in 1984, but how he taught class and interacted with young minds encouraged my love of literature for a lifetime. His impact on my education and professional life cannot be fully measured. Getting an A in his class meant something. I knew I had to earn that and I was so proud when I got it! I loved college after his class. I had many professors but he was my favorite. During one class he spoke about being a young man with a family sleeping in the other room while he was trying to type his work quietly on a manual typewriter in the bathroom! Several years later, I found myself sitting on a front porch typing on work with a baby sleeping in the next room and and I thought about his story with a smile! He shared many such stories, using literature to teach us about life. The impact of those brief lessons has lasted my lifetime. My condolences for your loss and my hope for your peace.
Jody Mohr posted a condolence
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
I have many wonderful memories of my brother Stan. I still have the program for the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra concert he took me to in Iowa City in April 1959, about a month before I graduated from high school in Ferguson, Iowa. We heard pieces by Bach, Stravinsky, and Brahms. Music was one of his many talents. He sang in a men's quartet when he was in high school, and the members were all from the Ferguson area: Clyde Speas, David Rockhill, and Marvin Cooper, and Stan. My keepsakes include a newspaper picture of him in the Marshalltown Times-Republican, March 26, 1945. He had won the Marshall County Spelling Contest. For now I will share a photo of him on his rocking horse, probably taken in early 1933.
The family of Stanley William Renner uploaded a photo
Tuesday, October 1, 2019