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Elmer Frank Rensi

August 15, 1921 - August 8, 2019

Elmer Frank Rensi, age 97, of Steubenville, Ohio, passed away on August 8, 2019 in Frisco, Texas. He was born August 15, 1921 in Parlett, Ohio to Ernestine (Cattani) and Frank Rensi. Elmer graduated from Wintersville High School and afterwards, in 1942, he was drafted into the United States Army.

He was a medic in the 34th Evacuation Hospital, part of Patton’s Third Army. From 1944 to 1945, Private First Class Rensi served in the Normandy Campaign, the Battle of the Bulge and the liberation and post-war occupation of Germany. After his honorable discharge in 1945, he moved back to Ohio where he opened up a successful small business, Valley Carpet Service, with his brother, Harry. He married the love of his life, Kathleen Ann Mulaski, in Steubenville, Ohio where they raised three loving children.

Elmer was an avid golfer, historian, entrepreneur and the author of a book titled Memories of WWII. He was a three-time member of Hole in One Association through the USGA and enjoyed shooting scores below his age until he turned 95. 

Elmer is survived by his children, Linda Rensi of Katy, Texas, Barbara Lynch and her husband, Peter, of Mendham, New Jersey, and Richard Rensi and his wife, Melissa, of Frisco, Texas; and his four grandchildren, Megan Lynch, Timothy Lynch, Rachel Rensi and Emily Rensi.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Kathleen Ann Rensi; his brothers, Harry Rensi and Donald Rensi; and his parents, Frank and Ernestine Rensi.

In Lieu of flowers Elmer, would want everyone to go play 18 and toast to life on the 19th.

A memorial service will be held at Berkshire Chapel, 9073 Berkshire Drive, Frisco, Texas, on Thursday, August 15, 2019, at 4:00 p.m. with Pastor Larry Evans officiating. Inurnment will be held at DFW National Cemetery the following day, Friday, August 16, 2019, at 10:00 a.m.

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I will miss my visits with Elmer, he was a sweetheart, and one of a kind. Mary West, August 14, 2019 My heart goes out to the family for their loss. I am proud to say he was my friend, buddy, neighbor, confidante. I will miss him greatly. He served his country proudly. With the stories that I have heard, he had an angel looking out for him many times over. The nurse. Oh the fun we have had talking about that. I have enjoyed meeting his children and they are all pillars of society which reflects on his parenting. He talked so lovingly of his wife. They had a wonderful life. Rick, Barb, and Linda, I am so sorry for your loss and enjoyed getting to know you all. My thoughts go out to you and yours. Lori Gray, August 13, 2019 I could write a book about this best friend. This life is so short and we have only so much time to make best friends. I get a tear just thinking about him and what I have lost. He was a part of my family and it's easy to say "I loved him and will miss him". His wisdom of life spans decades. Take care Buddy and get us a tee time when you get there. Jerry
Jerry McCartney, August 13, 2019 A real American and a nice gentleman. A true soldier. We miss him at Four Lakes.
Hank Mauriello, August 12, 2019 Condolences to Elmer’s family, RIP Elmer!
Fred & Mary Brothers, August 11, 2019 So many great memories of Elmer. Always a gentleman, friend & great golfer. He loved his life here at Four Lakes & we miss him. My prayers & thoughts are with the family. Lee Himmelsbach, August 11, 2019 Elmer, I have some chocolate chip cookies waiting for you on the 5th green, just look for the chair as you hit to the green from the 150 yard Mark. Miss you. RIP
Judy Wilson, August 11, 2019