Renus Carl Waninger, 76, Tell City

Renus Carl Waninger, 76, of Tell City, passed away Tuesday March 10, 2020, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital in Owensboro, Kentucky.

Born September  17, 1943, in Fulda, he was the son of the late George and Hilda Beier Waninger.

Renus retired in 2017 after serving 58 years as an employee of the St. Meinrad Archabbey.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran.

Survivors include daughters, Lisa (Bob) Reynolds and Cherie Waninger, both of Tell City; sons, Matthew (Sandy) Waninger of Lafayette, Brian (Melena) Waninger of Tell City and Nick (Jennifer) Waninger of Fultondale, Alabama; sisters, Thelma (Levi) Schnellenberger of Jasper and Melvina (Tom) Lewe of Sellersburg; a brother, Sylvester (Sharon) Waninger of Jasper; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren..

Preceding him in death in addition to his parents are grandsons, Stephen Waninger and Ethan Reynolds.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday March 14, 2020, at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home, Tell City, with Pastor Errol Wright officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery with American Legion Post 213 Military Honors.

Visitation will be from 3  to 7 p.m. Friday and from noon to service time Saturday at the funeral home. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the In as Much Program at Community Christian Church.

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