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Sacquitne, Renda Lou -- 1951 - 2009


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 7/14/2012 at 15:20:45

Renda Sacquitne, age 58, of Decorah, Iowa, died on Friday, October 9, 2009, at her home.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., on Tuesday, October 13, 2009, at the Glenwood Lutheran Church, rural Decorah, Iowa, with Rev. Douglas Mathison presiding. Burial will be held in the Glenwood East Cemetery, rural Decorah, Iowa.

Friends may call from 3:00-7:00 p.m., on Monday at the Schluter – Balik Funeral Home, in Decorah, and after 12:00 Noon at the church on Tuesday afternoon.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials may be given in memory of Renda.

Renda Lou Sacquitne was born on September 13, 1951, the daughter of Raymond and Darlene (Thompson) Sacquitne in Decorah, Iowa. Renda was baptized on Oct. 21, 1951 at Glenwood Lutheran Church and was confirmed on April 11, 1965 in Lytton, IA. Renda graduated from Decorah High School in 1969 and then attended NIACC in Mason City for two years. She married Rodney Wilhelm on September 28, 1974, at the Glenwood Lutheran Church. They lived in Rockford, Illinois and then in Osage, Iowa, where they operated the A&W Restaurant. Renda then worked for the American Cancer Society in Mason City, and obtained her Bachelor’s Degree at Buena Vista College. Renda returned to Decorah in 1988, and worked for the Iowa Workforce Development Office for twenty-one years. She married Keith Pressley August 22, 1992. Renda always loved the Nordic Fest and served as president, secretary, merchandise chair, program and button chair. This past Nordic Fest, Renda was awarded the 2009 Flag Recipient. She was a member of the Glenwood Lutheran Church & Choir, where she served on the church council and taught Sunday school, and was a member of Hope circle. She also volunteered for the Chamber of Commerce and Iowa State Fair Promotions. Renda loved spending time with family and friends, riding her motorcycle, going to dances, walking, parades, basketball and football games. Her greatest love and enjoyment, was time spent with her family, especially her five grandchildren.

Renda is survived by her daughter: Ragen (Jason) Jacobs, Cedar Rapids, IA. Five grandchildren: Cameron, Kylie, Jared, Ethan and Carter. Her mother: Darlene (Vernon) Vine, Decorah, IA. Two brothers: Reynold (Sue) Sacquitne, Maple Grove, MN, and Raymond “Turtle” Sacquitne, Decorah, IA. Two sisters: Robin (Marvin) Althoff, Guttenberg, IA, and Roxanne Lueschow, Decorah, IA. Seven nieces and nephews: Jenni & Jacob Sacquitne, Serenity (Kevin) Moffett, Trinity Lueschow (stationed in Afghanistan), Logan Lueschow, and Matt & Isaac Althoff, along with many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Renda was preceded in death by her two children: Louise on May 24, 1979 and Jared on October 16, 1981. Her father: Raymond Sacquitne on June 7, 1980. Her brother: Roland “Tumper” Sacquitne on August 13, 1973. Her cousins: Virlis McClintock, Merle and Lynal Haugen. One brother-in-law: Kent Lueschow on April 17, 2004.

Source: Schluter - Balik Funeral Home database

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Winneshiek Obituaries maintained by Bruce Kuennen.
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