Lonna Rens

Date of Death: Mar 19, 2021
Lonna Rens

1944 - 2021

Lonna Rens, 76, of Waupun, passed away March 19, 2021 at her home surrounded by family.


Lonna was born May 3, 1944 in Waupun, the daughter of Arthur and Thelma Peachy Harmsen. Lonna met Arlyn Rens at church and they were later married on September 22, 1961. The couple resided in Waupun in the same house all their married lives. Lonna was a homemaker, worked at Lauer’s Grocery Store in the bakery, and was employed at a variety of other jobs. Lonna loved her scratch offs, the lottery, and her cats.


Lonna is survived by her husband of 59 years, Arlyn; two daughters: Tammy Lynn Rens of Waupun and Tammy Lee Jones of Green Bay; seven grandchildren: Bruce (Elise) Vanhierden, Andy (Bailey) Pattee, Vanessa (Billy) Pattee, Amanda Rens, Brant Rens, and Chelsea and Drake Jones; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Annette (Glenn) Loecher-Ebert; a brother, Arlyn (Carol) Harmsen; and nieces and nephews.


Lonna was preceded in death by a son, Kevin Rens; two brothers, Wayne Harmsen and Daniel Harmsen; a sister, Judy Brechlen; and a brother-in-law, Dewayne Loecher.


Friends and relatives may call on the family on Sunday at the funeral home from 3-5 p.m. and on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.


Funeral services for Lonna Rens will be held Monday, March 22, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun.


Burial will follow at Wedges Prairie Cemetery in the town of Waupun.



  1. We are so very sorry for your loss. Lonna was such a nice and friendly person.
    Ben and Lisa Rens

  2. Matt Kittell Says: March 19, 2021 at 7:19 pm

    My thoughts are with you and your family.

    While I met Mrs Rens a few times, Kevin was a classmate of mine from Amity (maybe even kindergarden) through WHS. He was truly nice person. I remember when Kevin and the rest of us would pretend to be truck drivers at Amity during the mid 70’s CB craze! Just a random thought.
    Again, I am so sorry for your loss.

  3. Tony and Cheryl Says: March 19, 2021 at 7:50 pm

    Sorry for your loss Tammy?you are in our thoughts. Hugs??

  4. Doug Norton Says: March 21, 2021 at 1:42 pm

    Arlyn, Sorry to here wife.

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