David V. Renkes

August 16, 1943-June 29, 2019

ROCK ISLAND — David went home to be with his Beloved Savior after an extended illness at Generations Nursing Home in Rock Island.

Cremation has been accorded, private memorial will be at a later date.

David was born Aug. 16, 1943, in Clinton Iowa, son of Vernon and Janette Renkes. He married Linda L. Chicarelli Renkes on Aug. 29, 1992.

He graduated from Hope College, Holland, Mich., in 1965. He worked with the Job Core, then enlisting in the Air Force until 1973.

He was General Manager with Ethan Allen/Volckmann in Morrison, Ill., then working at Wahl Clipper in Sterling, Ill., retired.

David was a gentle, loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and to anyone he met. He and Linda (By God’s Word Ministries) were involved in Christian/Jewish organizations.

Another passion was the dog shows. He and Linda had Afgan Hounds; doing this, they we able to establish friendships worldwide.

David was an avid animal lover.

Those left to cherish his memory: Linda, wife; Nicci, daughter, and husband, Mark Estill; Brandon, son; Nathan, son, grandchildren, Phillip, brother, and wife, Maisie Renkes.

David is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Ellyn Wilkens.

Condolences and memorials will be left through Wendt Funeral Home.

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