ALBERT FLOYD “AL” RENEHAN
Albert Floyd “Al” Renehan gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)
B. December 2, 1930 in Round Lake, Lake County, IL
D. July 9, 2003 in Zion, Lake County, IL
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- Father: Robert Floyd Renehan born October 7, 1893 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL, son of William Edison “Edward” Renehan (1863-1911) and Ellen Marie “Nellie” M. (Walsh) Renehan (1865-1924); married Flora A. Wilson; Robert died October 25, 1967 (See section pertaining to Robert Floyd Renehan buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
- Mother: Flora A. (Wilson) Renehan born July 3, 1895 in Missouri, daughter of Albert Perry Wilson (1872-1961) and Harriet Martha “Hattie” (Leachman) Wilson (1872-1948); Flora died October 30, 1978; (See section pertaining to Flora A. (Wilson) Renehan buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
- Wife: Mary K. Benner born October 23, 1933 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL, daughter of William G. Benner (1911-1946) and Katherine (Benner) Iversen (1911-1990); married (1) Albert Floyd Renehan; married (2) Marvin P. Martin (1948-2015); Mary died September 18, 2009 in Libertyville, Lake County, IL; buried in Lakeside Cemetery, Libertyville, Lake County, IL
According to the Daily Herald (Arlington Heights IL) Sunday, September 20, 2009, page 48:
“Mary K. Benner
of Libertyville for four years
A memorial service for Mary K. Benner, 75, at resident of the Winchester House, will be held at 7 p.m., with visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, at the Burnett-Dane Funeral Home Ltd., 120 W. Park Ave. (Route 176, one block west of Milwaukee Ave.), Libertyville. A private interment service will be at Lakeside Cemetery in Libertyville.
Born Oct. 23, 1933, in Waukegan, she passed away Friday, Sept. 19, 2009, at Advocate Condell Medical Center.
Mary was a former 12-year resident of St. Petersburg, Fla., before moving to Mundelein, where she lived for 14 years. She was very active on the resident council and participated in many of the activities at the Winchester House. She will be missed by all her family and friends.
Surviving are her children, Paula (Joe) (nee Adams) O’Donnell-Szyszka of St. Louis, Mo., Thomas (Judy) Renehan of Round Lake Park and Kathleen Dunlap of Ingleside; grandchildren, Joshua, Amanda, Sam, Lauren, Kevin and David; and her loving companion, Marvin Martin of Round Lake.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Katherine Benner.
For memorial information, 847-362-3009.”
- Linda Renehan
- Karen (Renehan) Thoms; married Louis Thoms
- Thomas Renehan; married Judy
- Kathleen (Renehan) Dunlap; married Robert Dunlap
- Francis Jason “Chick” Renehan born April 13, 1921 in Round Lake, Lake County, IL; married Virginia Helen; Francis died December 13, 2003 in Libertyville, Lake County, IL; buried in the Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Round Lake, Lake County, IL
According to the Daily Herald (Arlington Heights IL) Friday, April 12, 1940, page 9:
For the past three years Grant High of Fox Lake has had boxing as an interschool sport and under the capable coaching of Louis Orr has had at least one individual state champion every year. This year Grant had two boys win state titles in the tournament held recently at Morton high of Cicero, Glenn Renehan, won the lightweight title and John Cheouske took the middleweights championship. Francis Renehan won a state title in 1938 and George Simms was a winner in 1939. That is quite a record for a school of 240 students. Orr used to be an outstanding wrestler and boxer himself at Iowa State Teachers College.”
According to the News Sun (Waukegan IL) December 16, 2003:
“Francis J. “Chick” Renehan
“Chick” Renehan passed away quietly on Saturday morning, December 13, 2003 at Winchester House in Libertyville, IL. Chick was born on April 13, 1921 to the late Floyd and Flora (nee Wilson) Renehan in Round Lake, Illinois. He was a resident of Ingleside, IL since 1953. Chick was a graduate of Grant High School, a retired machinist after 33 years of employment at International Harvester, a member of the UAW Local 305, as well as a regular fixture for more than 15 years at his family’s farm stands in Mundelein, Libertyville and Grayslake.
He is survived by his daughter, Debra (nee Renehan) (Anthony) Titus of Mundelein; his son, Fred McDowell of Ingleside; and his granddaughter, Heather Titus. Chick is preceded in death by his loving wife, Virginia Helen Renehan; his brothers, George, Glen, Richard and Albert; and his parents.
Friends of the family may join them for the visitation on Friday, December 19, 2003 from 4 to 8 PM at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, LTD, 410 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, IL, 60030. A Memorial Service will be held immediately following the visitation at 8:00 pm at the Funeral Chapel. Interment will be held privately. For further information, please call 847-223-8122.”
- George Robert Renehan born September 17, 1922 in Round Lake, Lake County, IL; WW II Veteran (December 18, 1942 – November 20, 1945), Army, PFC; George died September 18, 1995 (See section pertaining to George Robert Renehan buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
- Glen Allen Renehan born August 31, 1925 in Round Lake, Lake County, IL; married Delores Smith; Glen died January 14, 1998 in McHenry, McHenry County, IL (See section pertaining to Glen Allen Renehan buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
- Richard Edward “Dickie” Renehan born June 23, 1936 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL; Richard died April 11, 2000 in Round Lake, Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Richard Edward “Dickie” Renehan buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
According to the 1940 U.S. Census for Round Lake Village, Avon Township, Lake County, IL living on Nippersink Avenue, the household members were:
“Floyd Renehan, head, age 47, married, highest grade completed: 8, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935, occupation: pasterer – building construction; Flora Renehan, wife, age 44, married, highest grade completed: 8, born in Missouri, lived in same house in 1935; Francis Renehan, son, age 18, single, highest grade completed: H-4, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935, occupation: clerk – drug store; George Renehan, son, age 17, single, highest grade completed: H-3, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935, occupation: auto mechanic – private garage; Glen Renehan, son, age 14, single, highest grade completed: 8, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935; Albert Renehan, son, age 9, single, highest grade completed: 3, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935; Richard Renehan, son, age 3, single, born in Illinois”
According to the 1950 U.S. Census for Avon Township, Lake County, IL living on Belvidere Rd, the household members were:
“Lawrence Blasius, head, age 33, married, born in Wisconsin, Occupation: Farm helper – Farm, Was he living in this same house a year ago?: Yes, What country were his father and mother born in?: United States, What is the highest grade of school that he has attended?: S12, Did he finish this grade?: Yes, Last year in how many weeks did this person do any work at all?: 52, Last year (1949) how much money did he earn working as an employee for wages or salary?: $1,800, Did he ever serve in the U.S. Armed Forces during – WWII?: Yes, WWI?: No, Any other time, including present service?: No; Donna Blasius, wife, age 23, married, born in Wisconsin; Lawrence G. Blasius, son, age 5, never married, born in Wisconsin; Albert Renehan, hired hand, age 19, never married, born in Illinois, Farmer helper – Farm; Raymond Blakely, hired hand, age 66, widowed, born in Illinois, Farm helper – Farm”
According to the Daily Herald (Arlington Heights IL) July 12, 2003:
“ALBERT F. RENEHAN
Albert F. Renehan formerly of Round Lake
Memorial services for Mr. Albert F. Renehan, 72, will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake. Born Dec. 2, 1930, he died Wednesday, July 9, 2003, at Sheridan Health Care Center in Zion. Inurnment will be private. Al was a descendant of Thomas Renehan, who settled on the southern shore of Round Lake in 1836. After graduation from Grant High School, Al was a farm manager. He was employed by Obenauf Disposal Service for over 30 years. Following service in the Army, he was a member of the American Legion Post of Round Lake. Al enjoyed horses and mules which he often drove in local parades. He is survived by his children, Linda Renehan of Springfield, Karen (Louis) Thoms of Grayslake, Thomas (Judy) Renehan of Round Lake and Kathleen (Robert) Dunlap of Ingleside; seven grandchildren, Ian and Sean Thoms, Amanda and Kevin Renehan, Joshua, Samuel and David Dunlap; one brother, Francis “Chick” Renehan of Round Lake; and life-long friend, Charlotte Renehan. Al was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Renehan and Flora Renehan (nee Wilson); and by his brothers, George, Glenn and Richard. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the time of services at 7 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. The family request no flowers and that friends remember Al with a contribution to their favorite charity, church or organization. Friends may visit www.dailyherald.com/obits to express condolences and sign the guest book. For funeral information, (847) 223-8122.”