Obituary of Russell Fredric Rensink
Russell (Russ) Fredric Rensink passed away July 2, 2022 doing what he does best, helping his neighbors at the Snake River RV Resort in Homedale, Idaho.
Russ was born June 27, 1937 in Denver, Colorado. Russ enlisted in the Navy at 18 years old and proudly served his country. After his service, he was a Journeyman Electrician, a career which included traveling the country to the various Minuteman Missile sites, lighting the San Diego/Coronado bridge – side note, one of his favorite stories to share was about catching a fish from the bridge with just string and a washer - , running power through a Colorado mountain for the Eisenhower Tunnel along with many other adventures in electricity, which formally concluded with his electrical maintenance position at United Airlines. He was an educator with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), training apprentices in the art of electricity. Most recently, he happily and reverently served as Pastor at the Homedale Community Church. Russ lived his life to honor the Lord, his family, friends and community. He loved spending time traveling, visiting, fishing, watching sports, just to name a few of his interests. He was looked to, by others, for advice, assistance, friendship and wisdom.
Russ was preceded in death by his son Theodore, twin brother Bob, and beloved wife of 62 years, Teddy. Russ is survived by sons Russell F. Rensink II (Debra), Kevin Rensink (Julie), and daughter, Adrienne Rensink. He was blessed with four grandchildren: Brittany Steffans, Brianna Waites, Renee Anderson (Tom), Riley Rensink (Kellie), 5 great-grandchildren, Lillith, Sam, Tatum, Bailee, Eli and Rowan, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, July 8, 2022, at Homedale's Flahiff Funeral Memorial Center located at 27 E Owyhee Ave, Homedale, ID 83628. For those who wish to pay last respects there will be a personal viewing available Thursday night at the above location from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Russell Rensink, please visit Tribute Store