Duane W. “Duke” Rennhack, 77, of Watertown, passed away Thursday afternoon, January 23, 2014 at his home.
Funeral services will be held at the Hafemeister Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 29th at 11 a.m. with Karen Till officiating. Burial will be in Glenview Memorial Gardens in Ixonia.
There will be a visitation on Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home and on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorials are suggested to the Make A Wish Foundation or Gio’s Garden.
Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
Duane William was born in Wauwatosa on November 26, 1936, son of Harold and Rose (Heimann) Rennhack. He attended Lincoln Grade School, Junior and Senior High School in Watertown. He served in the U.S. Navy for four years. On January 5, 1963, Duke married Lu Krause at the Methodist Church in Oconomowoc.
Duke had been employed at Carnation Instant Company in Oconomowoc for 31 years and had owned and operated Dells Jetstar Motel in Wisconsin Dells until retiring in 1999. He was a member of the Watertown Moose Lodge for 27 years and the Watertown Elks for 17 years.
Duke enjoyed his 20 years of bowling with the same team and playing softball for Carnation in Jacksonville, IL and Oconomowoc.
Most of all, he loved his family dearly.
Survivors include his wife, Lu of Watertown; his children, Duane II “Duke” (Dawn) Rennhack of Chambersburg, PA and David Rennhack of Watertown; his grandchildren, Aaron & Tim Rennhack of Watertown; Dalton, Darwin and Darby Rennhack of Chambersburg, PA; two sisters, Doris Wedl of Dousman and Judy (Nellie) Wegner of Watertown, as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Duke was preceded in death by his parents; twin daughters, Dixie Kaye and Darla Raye; brothers, Wilfred, Harlow and John and a sister, Elaine Busshardt.
And, we would also like to add a special thank you to brother-in-law, Charlie Krause and nephew, Steve Haas for all their help these last few months.