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Recent Obits: Rentz, Teubel

Kathleen F. Rentz, 81, of Odell, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 10:47 p.m. at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, IL.

Cremation rites will be accorded. Private family services and burial at St. Paul Catholic Cemetery in Odell will be held at a later date. Duffy-Baier-Snedecor Funeral Home, Pontiac, is in charge of arrangements.

Kathleen was born February 19, 1938 in Evergreen Park, IL to Cy and Therese (Burke) McCarthy. She married Ronald B. Rentz on September 7, 1957. He passed away on December 28, 2014.

She is survived by her son, Daniel G. (Elaine) Rentz of Odell, IL; sister, Bonnie (Rich) Cummings of Orland Park, IL; grandchildren, Brittney (Alex) Arbogast of Pontiac, IL and Keenen Rentz of Chicago, IL; and great-grandchildren, Avery Arbogast and Alex Arbogast.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ronald; and sister, Patricia Ryan.

Kathleen graduated with the class of 1957 from Mercy High School in Chicago, IL. She and Ron owned Rentz’s Tap in Odell from 1973 to 1986, where she continued to help until her retirement in 2014.

Kathleen was an avid fan of the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Bears. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, watching cooking and home improvement shows, and tending to her garden and flowers.

Memorials may be made to the Livingston County Humane Society, 21179 E 1358 N Road, Pontiac, IL 61764 and St. Paul Catholic School, 300 S. West Street, Odell, IL 60460. Online condolences may be made to the family at or visit us on Facebook.

Doris J. Teubel, 65, Aloha, OR passed away unexpectedly on March 4, 2019 at her home.

Her memorial service will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the 1st. Baptist Church, Fairbury with Pastor Daryl Evans officiation. Burial will be in South Graceland Cemetery, Fairbury. Visitation will be 10:00 to 10:45 am Saturday also at the church. Memorials may be given to the Mennonite College of Nursing at Illinois State University, Normal. Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury is assisting with arrangements.

Doris was born on February 1, 1954 in Fairbury the daughter of Herman and Alice Bender Teubel. She graduated from Mennonite School of Nursing in Bloomington in 1982 and worked at Oregon Health Science University for the last 30 years in the ambulatory surgery department as a surgical nurse.

She is survived by 3 sisters, Ruth Teubel, Mary (Alfred) Slagel, both of Fairbury, and Joann (Jerry) McKenney, Kent, WA. She has 5 nieces and nephews: Laura (Jason) Hatmaker, Lancaster, KY, Karl Slagel, Fairbury, Julie (Michael) Matejcak, Frankfurt, Germany, Laura McKenney, Vancouver, WA, and Manuel McKenney, Kent, WA as well as 2 great nieces and 3 great nephews.

Doris was a long-time member of the Aloha Church of God and loved her church family. She passionately served in many capacities and was active in the women’s ministry, volunteering for the food bank, held positions on various committees, added her touch to the sanctuary with flowers and candles, and was a faithful prayer partner.

She loved flowers, gardening, humming birds and traveling. Doris participated in a mission trip to Russia and two mission trips to Haiti to serve as a volunteer surgical nurse on medical teams. But most of all she loved her friends and family and will always be remembered for her sweet and generous spirit.

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