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w-renstrom-webphotoWilliam “Bill” Renstrom, of Mora, formerly of Minneapolis, passed away on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at his home.  He was 86 years old.

MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora.

MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held one hour prior to the service.

INURNMENT will be at the Oakwood Cemetery in Mora.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Cancer Society

William A. (Bill) Renstrom, of Mora, passed away on Thursday September 29, 2016 at his home in Mora. He was 86 years old.

Bill was born in Arthur Township of Kanabec County, to Eric and Christine (Norlund) Renstrom. He attended Mora schools and later enlisted in the US Army. He served in the 2nd Armored Division from January 1949 to September 1954.
Bill married Marlys Forshier on September 1, 1956 at First Presbyterian Church in Mora. The family lived in Minneapolis where they raised their 3 children.

As a teenager, Bill worked at Stenstrom Jewelry in Mora. Later he worked at Flour City Architectural Metals in Minneapolis for 42 years. After Bill’s retirement he and Marlys moved to Mora.

Bill enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed restoring clocks, fishing reels and Zippo lighters. Bill was recently honored for his 60 year membership in American Legion Post #201.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents and 1 grandson, Troy Renstrom.
He is survived by his wife, Marlys, sons, Brian (Joni) of Mora, Scott (Cindy Younkin) of Cambridge, and Todd (Anna) of White Bear Lake;  grandchildren, Lee (Tatyana)  Ramirez, Tara (Ryan) Theisen, Eric Renstrom (Laura Birkaker) Kari Renstrom, Travis (Lisa) Renstrom, Mitchell Renstrom, Jenna Renstrom; great grandchildren, Ella Ramirez, Logan Theisen, Roxanne Renstrom and a baby girl on the way.

6 thoughts on “WILLIAM A. RENSTROM”

  1. My sincerest condolences on the passing of your husband, Marlys and also to your children. I appreciated meeting Bill and having him help me gather information on the Norlund Family History. My parents, Albert and Emma (Norlund) Hanson spoke fondly of him as well. I know this is a difficult time for you and my prayers are with you. I wish you comfort in your faith and warmth from family and friends.

  2. We will always remember Bill….he was a jokester and a very friendly, kind guy to us. He made the best brandy drink in the world. It is sad to see him go but also a relief to know he isn’t struggling anymore. Thinking of you Marlys, and the rest of your family. Prayers for strength, too especially in the future days. Love, Dave and Sheila

  3. Sincere sympathy Maryls to you and your family. Distance and health issues prevent us from attending the service.

  4. So sorry to hear about Bill. He was a kind and wonderful man. I always enjoyed listening to his stories. He was the only person I ever met who actually had a twinkle in his eye. I will remember him always.
    Dana Hamerski

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