First Posted: 3/26/2005


DOROTHA F. RENTZ, 93, died at 6:44 p.m. March 22, 2005, at St. Rita's Medical Center.

She was born Jan. 17, 1912, in Delphos to Charles and Grace Murray Kimball, who preceded her in death. On May 15, 1937, she married Robert W. Rentz, who died April 28, 1996.

Mrs. Rentz retired from the IGA, Delphos, and had worked at The Palace Sweet Shoppe and for Dr. C.E. Savage. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Delphos. She was a charter member of Alpha Theta Bridge Club and a former member of the Catholic Daughters of America. She was a 1930 graduate of Delphos Jefferson High School. She had fond memories of the places she worked.

Survivors include a daughter, Bridget Storck of Troy; five grandchildren, Jennifer Ireland of Dunedin, Fla., Megan Smith of Cincinnati, John Storck of Dayton, Michele Fitzpatrick of Midlothian, Va., and Jeff Rentz of Dublin, Ohio; three great-grandchildren, Ryan, Jordyn and Devon Fitzpatrick; and her dear friend, Walter "Buss" Foster of Delphos.

She was preceded in death by a son, John Rentz; and a son-in-law, Jack Storck.

Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Delphos. Father Thomas Gorman will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Harter & Schier Funeral Home, Delphos, where a parish wake service will be held at 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

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