IN LOVING MEMORY OF
SHIRLEY M. RENS
October 28, 1941
October 19, 2016
10:30 A.M. Monday, October 24, 2016
Immanuel Christian Reformed Church; Sheldon, Iowa
Rev. Kevin Muyskens Officiating
Visitation with family present will be from
6:00 to 8:00P.M. on Sunday, October 23, 2016
at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon, Iowa.
Psalm 139 Jeremiah 29:11 Matthew 11:28-30
"It Is Well
Sung by: Jeff Schemper & Dave Vande Brake
Family Processional Amazing Grace
He Knows My Name
Family Recessional Beautiful Savior
Pianist: Jill Schemper
Dominic Buren Ashley Klein
Brittany Buren Alyssa Buren
Alexander Rens Randi Rens
FINAL RESTING PLACE
East Lawn Cemetery
After todays graveside service, relatives and friends are invited
to join the family in the fellowship hall of the church.
Arrangements are under the care of the
Vander Ploeg Funeral Home; Sheldon, Iowa.
SHIRLEY MAE RENS
Shirley Mae Krikke, daughter of Luke and Sadie Krikke, was born on October 28, 1941. She attended Sanborn Christian Grade School and graduated from Hartley High School in 1959. On May 3, 1963, she was united in marriage to Alvin Rens. They made their residence in Sheldon most of their married life. In 2013, they moved into the Christian Retirement home. In addition to being a homemaker, Shirley was employed as a caregiver at Cheers Home Health and Hospice and also at Village Northwest Unlimited.
Shirley was a member of Immanuel Christian Reformed Church. In her spare time, Shirley enjoyed coffee with friends, playing in the bell choir, and participating in other activities at the Christian Retirement Home. Her children and grandchildren were a very important part of her life. She enjoyed watching her grandkids participate in their activities, spending time with them, and most importantly sharing many laughs. She enjoyed spending countless hours tending to her flowers, working outside, and walks with her beloved dog, Sophie. Shirley blessed many with her baking and cooking talents by welcoming family, friends, and anyone who needed a family into her home.
Shirley will be dearly missed by her husband of 53 years, Alvin of Sheldon; children and their spouses, Kevin and Amy Rens of Louisville, Colorado, Lisa and Rick Klein and Kerri and Dane Buren both of Sheldon; six grandchildren, Alexander and Randi Rens, Ashley Klein, Dominic, Brittany and Alyssa Buren; two brothers and their spouses, Leroy and Sherry Krikke of California and Howard and Alvina Krikke of Sheldon, Iowa; also nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Estelle Bosma; brothers, John and Burdelle Krikke.