Richard Edward “Dickie” Renehan
(Photo from Grant Community High School 1954 Yearbook)

Richard Edward “Dickie” Renehan gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)

B. June 23, 1936 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL
D. April 11, 2000 in Round Lake, 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” (Walsh) Renehan (1865-1924); WW I Army Veteran, Private; 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)
  • Siblings:
    • Francis Jason “Chick” Renehan born April 13, 1921 in Round Lake, Lake County, IL; married Virginia Helen; last residence in Libertyville, Lake County, IL; Francis died December 13, 2003 in Libertyville, Lake County, IL; buried in Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Round Lake, Lake County, IL; According to the Daily Herald (Chicago IL) Friday, April 12, 1940, page 9:

Boxing Champs
   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 17, 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.
   Friend 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.”

Additional Information:

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: plasterer – 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, occupation: 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; Richard Renehan, son, age 3, single, born in Illinois.

According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Thursday, April 13, 2000, page 148: “RENEHAN – Richard E. Renehan, age 63, of Round Lake, died quietly Tuesday, April 11 at his residence.  An Auto Mechanic majority of his life with Rockenbach Chevrolet of Grayslake, loving brother of Francis “Chick” (Virginia) Renehan, of Long Lake, IL and Albert Renehan of Round Lake, IL; fond brother-in-law of Dolores Renehan of Kenosha, WI; dear uncle to four nieces and three nephews; and great-uncle to two great-nieces and six great-nephews.  Preceded in death by his parents Floyd and Flora; his two brothers George and Glen.  Resting at Justen’s Round Lake Funeral Home, 222 N. Rosedale Crt., Round Lake.  Visitation Thursday from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m.  Funeral service Friday, 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials greatly appreciated to Condell Medical Center.  Home Health Care, 115 W. Church, Libertyville, IL 60048.  Info 847-546-3300.”