Renee Ter Beest

Date of Death: Dec 13, 2021
Renee Ter Beest

1957 - 2021

Renee Ter Beest, 64, of Brownsville, passed away unexpectedly December 13, 2021 at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac.

Renee was born November 22, 1957 in Fond du Lac, the daughter of Melvin and Darlene (Meyer) Stibb. Renee graduated from Oakfield High School in 1976. After graduation Renee got a job at Threshermans Mutual Insurance and worked there for 30 years. She met the love of her life, Dale Ter Beest and they were married June 28, 1980 in Fond du Lac. In 2005 Renee started working at National Exchange Bank & Trust in Fond du Lac as an administrative assistant. She loved baking and spending time with her kids and grandkids. Renee was a member of Pella Lutheran Church in Waupun.

Renee is survived by her husband of 42 years, Dale Ter Beest; children: Jeremy Ter Beest (Ashley), Kimberly Ottery (Kevin), and Travis Ter Beest (Amanda); six grandchildren: Jenna, Coltyn, Dextyn, Kaiden, Gavin, and Kynley (Trevin, Arianna, and Dreyson); brother, Victor Stibb (friend, Arlene); three sisters: Crystal Lawson, Wendi (Kenny) Falk, and Cheri (Steve) Falk; sister-in-law, Joyce Respalje; brothers-in-law: Elton (Betty) Ter Beest and David Lockhart; and many nieces and nephews.

Renee was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Sandy Lockhart; her father-in-law and mother-in-law; and a brother-in-law.


Friends and relatives may call on the family on Friday at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun from 4-7 p.m. and on Saturday at the church from 12 noon until the time of service.


Funeral services for Renee Ter Beest will be held Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 1 p.m. at Pella Lutheran Church in Waupun with Pastor David Knuth officiating.


Burial will follow at Alto Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in Renee’s name.

Memorial Video

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  1. My deepest sympathies Dale & family

  2. Betty Krenz Says: December 15, 2021 at 11:30 am

    Sorry to hear. We were childhood friends and neighbors. I remember her and her sister Sandy all playing together. Sending condolences to Dale and rest of her family

  3. Gary TerBeest Says: December 15, 2021 at 11:31 am

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  4. Patricia Terbeest Says: December 15, 2021 at 11:35 am

    My sincere sympathy to you, Dale, and your family. So sorry that I cannot come to the service; I am on a trip to visit grandchildren in TN. May God bless you and give you His peace. Much love and many prayers.

  5. Jack and Lani Nummerdor Says: December 15, 2021 at 12:44 pm

    Our deepest sympathies to you Dale. You and your family will remain in our prayers. May He blanket you all with His peace and give you the comfort only He can give.

  6. Our deepest sympathies to Dale and family! May the comfort of our Heavenly Father surround you!

  7. Denise Schaumburg Says: December 15, 2021 at 1:21 pm

    Our sympathy Dale and family

  8. Cathy (Collien) Baker Says: December 15, 2021 at 2:28 pm

    My condolences to Renee’s family at this sad time. I was a friend and classmate of her sister Sandy and Renee was just a year behind us so we had some classes and other activities together. She was a very sweet person. May your memories of her give you some comfort in the days ahead, and remain in your heart forever.

  9. Melissa Chase Says: December 15, 2021 at 4:01 pm

    Dale, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers! Words cannot express how saddened I was to hear about Renee’s passing, I am still in complete shock as many are. I will miss her kind soul and her willingness to always tempt me with her amazingly “naughty” desserts 🙂 I am so grateful I had one last opportunity to meet her for lunch a few weeks ago, I am going to miss our lunch dates 🙁 I am going to miss being her “geek squad” advisor when she needed help with her electronics questions 🙂 I’m going to miss hearing her stories about the grandkids and all the fun she had baking and doing crafts with them. She was a beautiful woman inside and out, I will treasure the memories I have been blessed with.

  10. Linda (Bloch) Dahlinger Family Says: December 15, 2021 at 9:29 pm

    My deepest sympathy to Dale and family. I am sorry I will not be able to attend the service. I will be in Pennsylvania by Eric and Lynn.

  11. LuAnn VandeSlunt Says: December 16, 2021 at 5:35 am

    Dale and family,Our deepest condolences to you all. May God wrap his comforting arms around you during tough days to come. May you find peace in knowing Renee is with her”Daddy” and spending Christmas with Jesus.

  12. Bruce and Doris Mulder Says: December 16, 2021 at 7:04 am

    Our sympathies to you and your family, Dale. We are praying for you, may you feel God’s peace.

  13. Angi Malluschke Says: December 16, 2021 at 7:52 am

    My deepest sympathies for your loss. Renee was not just a co-worker at the bank, she was also a dear friend and a wonderful person whose smile and laughter will truly be missed. While she is no longer here in body, she will always remain in heart, and spirit.

  14. Daryl R Neubert Says: December 16, 2021 at 8:30 am

    I am so sorry to hear about this Dale and Family my thoughts and prayers are most definitely with you all

  15. Melinda Burns Says: December 16, 2021 at 9:44 am

    Kim, Kevin and family~

    We are so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. We are sending our thoughts and prayers your way. Please accept our deepest sympathy.
    Josh Burns Family

  16. Larry Kastein Says: December 16, 2021 at 10:35 am

    So sorry to hear about your sudden loss. Kutzy and I will be praying that God will comfort and strengthen you and your family through this time of sorrow.
    Love, Larry and Kutzy

  17. Lenora and Cal Bille Says: December 16, 2021 at 1:43 pm

    Heartfelt sympathies to all of the family. We will pray for strength and comfort.

  18. Diane and Gary Posthuma Says: December 17, 2021 at 1:16 pm

    Dale and family,We were shocked and saddened when we heard about Renee.Please know we are holding you all up in prayer.I was so honored to be asked to do her hair…so very sorry we were out of town at the time or I would have been happy to do that for you.We will keep you in our prayers for comfort and strength as you face the coming days.Renee gets to spend Christmas in heaven this year.

  19. Deb and Doug Vis Says: December 20, 2021 at 8:54 pm

    Dale and family, we were so sorry to hear about Renee. We enjoyed seeing you both on our camping trips years ago. Please take care and God bless you.

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