Robert A. Renkoski, 83 of Leavenworth, Kansas passed away February 14th, 2013.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM, Thursday, February 21st, 2013 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with Father George Bertels officiating.
Visitation will be Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 from 2:00 until 8:00 PM, with the family present from 6:00 until 8:00 PM and a rosary at 7:00 PM at Belden Larkin Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Robert was born July 11th, 1929 in Kansas City, Kansas the son of Anthony and Bernice (Janesko) Renkoski. Upon graduation from high school Robert entered the United States Army where he served until 1948.
Robert married Dorothy Ann Wickeham, September 30th, 1949 in Cambridge, Minnesota, she preceded him in death on August 14th, 2008. Dorothy provided great support and long and loving care.
With the outbreak of the Korean War he was recalled into the United States Army where he was deployed, to Korea. In the spring of 1951 he was seriously injured in Korea, and would spend his convalescence in San Francisco and St. Louis before returning Leavenworth.
Robert received the Purple Heart for his service to our country, and would spend the rest of his life as a disabled veteran. Although disabled Robert enjoyed raising his two sons, reading, was a huge K.U. and Royals fan, and enjoyed politics.
He is survived by two sons; Daniel Renkoski of Leavenworth, Kansas, and Anthony Renkoski and his wife Janet of Lansing, Kansas, one brother Joseph Lozenski and his wife Shirley, of Leavenworth, Kansas, two sisters; Barbara Hamilton of Topeka, Kansas, and Therese Thomas and her husband Rusty of Shawnee Mission, Kansas; nieces and nephews, and one brother in law; John Steger in Leavenworth County.
He was preceded in death by two brothers; Larry Lozenski and John Lozenski, Jr., one sister; Loretta Steger.
The family would like to thank the VA Community Living Center staff and the DaVita Leavenworth Dialysis staff for their long and loving care.
Memorials in name may be directed to Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Belden-Larkin Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Condolences may be sent to www.beldenlarkin.com