In memory of

Rob Renze

April 17, 1974 - October 1, 2023
From: Lake View, IA
Rob  Renze

Rob Renze

Born: April 17, 1974
Died: October 1, 2023
Age: 49
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   Rob Renze, age 49 of Lake View, IA, passed away on Sunday, October 1, 2023, at Loring Hospital in Sac City, IA. Robert Allen Renze was born on April 17, 1974, to parents Robert and Renee (Nelson) Renze at Loring Hospital in Sac City. He grew up in Wall Lake, IA, the oldest of four boys. Rob attended WLVA School and graduated with the Class of 1992. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wall Lake where he was both baptized and confirmed.
   Growing up, his parents fondly recall how smart Rob was at a very early age; he was reading at the age of three! Rob was always a talker, so much so that when his father would get calls from salesmen he didn’t have the time to talk to, he’d hand the phone to his toddler who would converse for as long as it took for the salesman to get the hint. He grew up loving to fish and camp, especially with his grandpa Sid. They always had a special bond.
   In 1998, Rob Married Jamie Peters. This union was blessed with two children, Quinn and Olivia. They later divorced. The couple moved to Illinois a few years after they were married where Rob worked for R.R. Donnelley & Sons. Rob then moved back to Lake View where he began employment at Hallet Materials. He remained in Lake View other than living for a short time in Florida.
   Rob was a hog breeder for several years and helped the family farming business. Most recently he owned and operated Renze Trucking. He and girlfriend Heidi Jo also flipped several houses together over the past six years and enjoyed woodworking, making intricate cutting boards. He followed the Raiders NFL team for a long time before becoming a Broncos fan thanks to his son, Quinn. He was also an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan so especially liked that his daughter Olivia chose to attend the U of I. Rob loved grilling and was quite good at it. He and Ryan enjoyed grilling for family and friends for get-togethers. He had a love for music. He always had something playing in the background and loved cranking up his tunes while in the shop. He spent a lot of time with his youngest brother Ross in the shop listening to music as it was something they both loved.
   Rob loved his kids and was very proud of them. He treasured time spent with them. He was the dad/brother/uncle/friend who thought anyone he was close to needed a nickname. Rob was the fun uncle who teased and gave each and every one of his nephews and niece a hard time any time he saw them; they expected it. He had a special bond with his niece and Goddaughter, Regan. Rob was a strong, funny, and hardworking man who will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved him.
   Survivors include his parents, Bob and Renee Renze of Lake View, IA; children Quinn Renze of Johnston, IA, and Olivia Renze of Iowa City, IA; brothers Ryan (Jacque) Renze and Ross (Sara) Renze both of Lake View, IA; nephews Tyler, Jax, and Ryker; niece Regan; girlfriend Heidi Jo Keiner of Ute, IA; many aunts, uncles, cousins, other extended family members and friends.
   Rob was preceded in death by his brother, Jeffrey Renze; maternal grandparents Sid and Dot Nelson; paternal grandparents Frank and Mildred Renze; close friend and cousin, Philip Riedell.
Tribute Video
Mass of Christian Burial
10:30 a.m., Tuesday
October 17, 2023
St. Joseph Catholic Church
Wall Lake, Iowa
Father Joe Dillinger
Deacon Butch Stone
5:00-7:00 p.m., Monday
October 16, 2023
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Sac City, Iowa
Wall Lake Cemetery
Wall Lake, Iowa


Friday, October 13, 2023 at 6:45 PM
“So very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers ”
- Cindy Schweers
Friday, October 13, 2023 at 4:14 PM
“Renee and Bob: So sorry to hear of Rob's passing. We wish peace and strength to you and your family in your time of sorrow”
- Merle & Jean Boerner
Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at 3:12 PM
“Dear Renee and Bob, I was so sorry to hear about the death of your son Rob. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Diane (Boerner} & Stan Boyer”
- Diane Boerner Boyer
Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at 1:54 PM
“Our hearts and prayers are with you during this sad time.”
- Robert & Brenda Bengtson
Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at 9:00 AM
“I'm extremely sorry for your loss of Robbie! I have so many fun memories of him ! Thinking and praying for you all! ”
- Deb and Charlie Riedell
Monday, October 9, 2023 at 10:34 AM
“With deepest sympathy to your family ”
- Dennis & Lori Blessington
Monday, October 9, 2023 at 8:58 AM
“So very sorry to hear about Rob. I have fond memories of watching your boys when I was in high school. ”
- Brenda Baumann (Snyder)
Sunday, October 8, 2023 at 12:15 PM
“Deepest Sympathy to all the family!”
- Mike & K'Lee Naberhaus
Sunday, October 8, 2023 at 7:16 AM
“So very sorry for your loss! Only God is in control! We do not know when our life on this earth is over! Continue to believe!”
- Janet stock
Sunday, October 8, 2023 at 7:16 AM
“Sorry to hear the loss of Rob we were best friends in high school prayers ti his family ”
- Jeff Hik
Sunday, October 8, 2023 at 7:16 AM
“Our deepest sympathy to and your family. Our thoughts and prayers.”
- John & Teresa Drilling
Friday, October 6, 2023 at 11:57 AM
“Our hearts are breaking for you and the entire family 💔 Sending prayers and love❤️”
- Larry and Mary Arndt
Friday, October 6, 2023 at 8:39 AM
“We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers are with you and your family. What an awesome young man Rob was to everyone. ”
- Bob and Pam Ruchti
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