William C. 'Bill' Rentel, 63, of Prairie Home, passed away at his home on Sunday, Sept 16, 2012.
Visitation for Bill will be from 6:00 until 8:00 o'clock on Wednesday evening Sept. 19th, at Davis Funeral Chapel in Boonville with a prayer service at 6:00 o'clock. Friends may call from noon until time of visitation. The mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, Sept. 20th at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pilot Grove with Father Bob Duesdieker officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with full military honors.
William Charles Rentel was born in Boonville, MO Feb. 27th, 1949, the son of Robert J. Rentel and Dorothy Marie Davis Rentel. Bill served his country with the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He married Janice Zeller June 2, 1973 in Pilot Grove and they are the parents of three children. Bill was manager of the Prairie Home CO OP for thirty years until his retirement; at which time he had worked with the Jefferson City Post Office for three years, when health problems prevented him from working. Bill enjoyed the outdoors with hobbies that included fishing, hunting and four wheeling. He was a true family man who appreciated his family and loved his grandchildren.
Bill was preceded in death by his father, Robert Rentel Sr. and one grandchild, Greyson Rentel. He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Rentel of Pilot Grove, his wife, Janice, of the home; his sons, Kevin Rentel of El Dorado Springs, MO, Brent Rentel (Casie) and Matthew Rentel (Tara) all of Prairie Home. His brother, R.J. Rentel (Pat) of Pilot Grove, Joyce Vollrath (James) of Pilot Grove, Marty Twenter (Larry), of Boonville and Alice Brownfield (John), of Kansas City also survive. There will be an empty spot in the hearts of his grandchildren, Morgan and Brielle Rentel.
Memorials are suggested to that of the family's choice in care of Davis Funeral Chapel.