Eugene Richard “Gene” Renkosiak, resident of Lake in The Hills IL, age 86, passed away May 29, 2021. Gene was born August 25, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois to Virginia (Renkosiak) Walczyk of Chicago Illinois. Beloved husband of 65 years to Janina Renkosiak to whom he married on her 17 th birthday.
Gene was a proud union sheet metal installer. He spent entire adult working life in the sheet metal industry. He was retired and enjoyed his time of retirement. Gene loved to tinker in his garage and basement. He loved to spend hours just working in his garage and working on things to fix. He had a passion for this. Gene always was concerned about what was going on is everyone’s life. When there was a problem that he could help with, He always would come to the rescue to help in a moment’s notice. Gene always had a way to brighten your day with a new joke to tell. They always made everyone laugh. Gene and Janina loved to go to Las Vegas every year. It was normal for Gene to sit at the slots for so long that he once said that he could watch his beard grow. Gene was a huge fan of Tina Turner. He was able to see her in concert which he enjoyed in his later years. Gene also enjoyed feeding the birds. He would sit and watch and listen to the birds. Gene loved to listen to them sing. Gene loved his lake house. He would go every weekend and go boating, fishing and to tinker in the shed and garage. The entire family enjoyed going to the lake house with Gene and Janina to spend time together.
Janina took great care of Gene during his life. The care she provided was so great that he outlived Janina. However, the part of the loss of Janina that was never realized was that Gene could not live without the love of his life. He died of a broken heart. Even though his children loved him with all their hearts, they could not fill the hole of sadness that he felt.
Loving father to Laura Plemich (Michael), Rhonda Johnson (Todd), John Renkosiak (Jennifer) and the late Janice Wagner (Robert). Proud and loving Grandfather to Debbie DesRoches, Robert Wagner, Michelle Plemich, Richard Plemich, Garrett Johnson, Melissa Latzko, Ryan Renkosiak and Lauren Renkosiak plus Great Grandfather to Tyler, Scott, Alexander, Zachary, Drake and Blair. All these Gene loved and touched deeply. Gene was preceded in death by his loving wife Janina Renkosiak.
Visitation will be held Sunday, June 13, from 10am until the time of the memorial service at 12pm at Davenport Family Funeral Home and Crematory, 419 E Terra Cotta Ave, Crystal Lake.
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