Eddie William Renken, 91, of Pflugerville, formerly of Tow, passed away January 7, 2013. He was born to Eddie Carl and Katherine (Spoede) Renken on September 1, 1921 in Wallis, Texas.
Mr. Renken was raised in Wallis until he joined the United States National Guard in 1940. His unit was activated later that year and he proudly served his country until 1945 during WWII. He married Jeanette Schoenberg on March 22, 1946 in Rosenberg, Texas. They moved to Tow and he was the postmaster from 1948 to 1977 and was a founding member of the Tow Volunteer Fire Department. Mr. Renken was a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Llano and Immanuel Lutheran in Pflugerville. During his free time he liked to hunt deer, varmints, and turkey and fish on the Brazos River and Lake Buchanan.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Jeanette Renken, of Pflugerville, Texas; daughter, Mary Jane Dunnigan and husband Steve, of Pflugerville, Texas; grandson, Michael Edward Dunnigan, of Pflugerville, Texas; brother, Bernie Renken; niece, Denise Connally; and nephews, Rob Renken, Bernie Renken, Jr. and Thomas Renken.
His mother, father, and brothers, Bill, Lou, and Fred preceded him in death.
Pallbearers were Kyle Connally, David Dunnigan, Kevin Dunnigan, Kyle Hopf, Thomas Renken, Robert Renken and honorary pallbearer, Michael Edward Dunnigan.
Graveside services were held 1:00 pm Friday January 11, 2013 at the Tow Cemetery and a memorial service at 1:30 pm Sunday January 20, 2013 at Heatherwild Assisted Living in Pflugerville, Texas with Pastor Tom Kesselring presiding. An online guest register book may be signed and maps are available at www.PutnamCares.com.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church 500 Immanuel Road, Pflugerville, Texas 78660 or to the Tow Cemetery Association P.O. Box 41 Tow, Texas 78672.
Funeral arrangements by Putnam Funeral Home and Crematory 145 Texas avenue Kingsland, Texas 78639 (325) 388-0008.