Carol Renberg

Mass of Christian Burial for Carol Renberg, 89, was held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 15,  in St. Paul Catholic Church in Comfrey with Father Andy Michels officiating.  Interment was in St. Paul Catholic Cemetery.

Mrs. Renberg died on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield. 

Carol Julene Berg was born on March 12, 1930, to Sylvester and Elinor (Weicherding) Berg in Springfield. On December 31, 1955, Carol was united in marriage to Russell Renberg at Ladd Air Force Base in Fairbanks, Alaska.  In December, Carol and Russ were blessed to celebrate 63 years of marriage. After graduation from Springfield Public Schools, Carol attended and graduated from Mankato State University. Carol started her teaching career at Comfrey and  taught in Tyler, Clements, Excelsior, and Pipestone, and then 30 years at St. Paul’s Catholic School, Comfrey, where she was principal for seven years. Carol was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church where she was a member of the Christian Mothers. She enjoyed her flower gardens and was a member of the Floratennial Garden Club. Carol was an avid reader and was a longtime patron of the Springfield Public Library. She also enjoyed baking, shopping, decorating for holidays, watching the birds that came to her feeders, and walking. Carol took great pride in her home and was known for her meticulous housekeeping. Time with her family, especially with her grandchildren was greatly loved.

She is survived by her husband, Russell, of Springfield; children, Kay (Mike) Johnson of Willmar and Kari (Fred) Aten of Hutchinson; grandchildren, Becky (fiancé Mike Broll) Johnson, Dave (Sara) Johnson, and Sam Aten; great-grandchildren, Landon and Olivia Johnson; and brother, Jim (Carol) Berg. Carol was preceded in death by her sisters, Charlene Warmbier and Charlotte Berg. 

Sturm Funeral Home in Comfrey was entrusted with funeral arrangements.  Online condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.

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