Jerry L. Rens

Date of Death: Jul 31, 2021
Jerry L. Rens

1940 - 2021

Jerry L. Rens, 81 of Brandon, was called home to heaven on July 31, 2021 with family by his side after a brief, courageous battle with cancer..


Jerry was born on April 27, 1940 in Waupun, WI the son of Delmar & Josephine Rens. Jerry graduated from Waupun High School in 1958 and married his high school sweet-heart, Nancy Martin on October 6, 1960. Jerry was raised on the family farm and later took over the Dairy farm until he started his own Trucking business. In his retirement, Jerry could often be seen driving around the Waupun area in his Ford Retractable or on his Harley motorcycle. He & Nancy enjoyed traveling with his favorite trip being to Vermont during the Fall season.


Jerry is survived by his children: Brenda Nolte of Janesville, Dennis (Gail) of Brandon, and Tony (Michele) of Waupun; grandchildren: Nick (Katy) Nolte, Justin (Molly) Nolte, Lea Ann (Chris) Gieck, Delvin (Brandi) Rens, D.J. (Kelley) Rens, Abbey Rens, Katie Rens, and Matthew Rens; great-grandchildren: Jayda, Alana, Zoey, Lennix, Rylin, Charley, Joe, Remi, Jasper and Jon; brothers and sisters: Vic (Pat) Rens, Duane (Candy) Rens, and Carla Bloesl; in-laws: Terry (Barb) Martin, Peter (Mary Martin), Don (Dort) Martin, Julia Martin, Laurie (Mike) Shafer and Dottie Martin Voigt; and many nieces and nephews.


Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Nancy, brother-in-law, Michael Bloesl and sister-in-law, Lynda Koehler.



Friends and relatives may call on the family on Tuesda at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun from 4-7 p.m. and on Wednesday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.


Funeral services for Jerry Rens will be held Wednesday, August 4, 2021, at 11 a.m. at Trinity Reformed Church.


Burial will follow at Forest Mound Cemetery.

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  1. Bill Ganz Says: August 2, 2021 at 7:11 am

    My deepest sympathies to the family, I always loved going on the road with Jerry for CCC & listening to the stories he had to tell. RIP Jerry

  2. Daane Angie Says: August 2, 2021 at 11:46 am

    Sorry for the loss of your dad. Jerry was a great guy and he also hauled grained for my late husband. Take one day at a time. Time will heal. The family of the late Bob Zills

  3. Sorry for your loss my condolences sympathy thoughts prayers loves out to you

  4. Gary Tielens Says: August 10, 2021 at 7:56 am

    My sincere condolences to Jerry’s entire family. I’ll cherish the fond memories of both Jerry and Nancy and their kindness. Sorry I could not attend his celebration of life.

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