Richard James Rensing Sr.

Memorial services for Richard James Rensing Sr., 74, of Alto, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia. Military honors will be provided by the United States Navy, Grant Reeves VFW Post No. 7720, Habersham County American Legion Post No. 84 and the Rabun County DAV Chapter No. 15.

Mr. Rensing passed away Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, at his residence.  

Born in Brooklyn, New York, on Oct. 18, 1944, he was a son of the late James W. Rensing and Catherine Van Pelt Rensing. Mr. Rensing retired as a production supervisor with Hettich Manufacturing. He served his country proudly in the United States Navy, enjoyed woodworking and golf, and also attended St. Mark Catholic Church.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his stepson, Norbe Perez.

Surviving are his wife, Fior Rensing of Alto; children and spouses, Rich and Becky Rensing of McKinney, Texas, Debbie and William Cook of Cornelia, and Steven and Laurie Rensing of Wake Forest, North Carolina; seven grandchildren; brother, Robert Rensing of Burlington, North Carolina; and sister, Marion Pratt of Newburg, Oregon.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the service hour.

An online guest register is available and may be viewed at

Habersham Crematory of Cornelia is in charge of arrangements.

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