In Memory of Alexis G. Renze



Alexis G. Renze
Alexis G. Renze
Born: September 16, 1999
Died: January 11, 2023
Age: 23
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Alexis G. Renze
September 16, 1999 - January 11, 2023
From: Cushing, IA

Alexis Grace Renze, age 23, of Cushing, Iowa (formerly of Ida Grove and Holstein, Iowa) passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2023, as the result of an automobile accident near Holstein, Iowa.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, January 21, 2023, at the First United Methodist Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. Rev. Luann Benge and Rev. Russ Burnett will officiate. A Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., on Friday, January 20, 2023, at the First United Methodist Church of Ida Grove, Iowa.

Donations may be directed to the Alexis Grace memorial fund established at the United Bank of Iowa.

The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa, is in charge of the funeral arrangements.  Condolences may be sent online at www.christensenvanhouten.com


A beloved daughter, granddaughter, sister, aunt, niece, cousin and friend, Alexis Grace Renze left this world unexpectedly on January 11, 2023.

     Born on September 16, 1999, to Darcie (Davis) and Brian Renze, Alexis was welcomed home by her siblings: Dustin, Zakary, Morgan and Leslie. She was an honor student and graduate of OABCIG High School class of 2018. During her time in school, she enjoyed choir with a trip to Chicago, as well as drama and being involved in school plays. Her junior year she had the opportunity to travel to Costa Rica with her Spanish class.  Alexis also had fun being the track/cross country manager and lettered in bowling.

Ever since Alexis was young, she was fascinated by forensic science. She pursued her associate degree in criminal justice from Hawkeye Community College, and recently took a position as a Jailor in Cherokee County. Alexis was planning on furthering her education in forensic science. 

Being the baby of the family, Alexis was stubborn, yet her loving and caring personality will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She loved: going to concerts, working out, catching the “Big One” while fishing, taking a motorcycle ride, shooting guns, getting her nails done, matching tattoos with her sister, spending time with family especially her nieces and nephews, rescuing her best friend Beef Wellington Renze (black lab) from the Human Society of Siouxland, and taking that once in a lifetime trip to Hawaii where she fell in love with the islands and had all the intentions of returning.

When you think of Alexis, celebrate the good memories you have of her. Remember that life is fragile and short and should be lived to the fullest.

Left behind to carry on her memory are her parents, Darcie (Kevin Forbes) Renze of Holstein, IA and Brian (Mary) Renze of Ida Grove, IA; siblings: Dustin (Jackie) Renze of Sac City, IA, Zakary (Abbie) Renze of Odebolt, IA, Morgan Renze – world traveler, Leslie (Trevor Shumate) Renze of Galva, IA; 10 nieces and nephews; grandparents Ed (Carol) Davis of St. Helens, OR and Floyd (Arlis) Renze of Ida Grove, IA; step siblings: Jessica (Logan) Lansink of Sioux City, IA, Joseph (Claire) Elley of Des Moines, IA and Sarah Cotton of Wayne, NE; dear friends Zane and Carol Johnson of Odebolt, IA; best friend and four legged companion Beef Wellington Renze; many aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family and friends.

Those welcoming her into her heavenly home are her great grandparents.

SERVICES

10:30 a.m., Saturday,
January 21, 2023
First United Methodist Church
Ida Grove, Iowa

There will be a Facebook Live of the service on the Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Homes Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063608887080

OFFICIATING

Rev. Luann Benge
Rev. Russ Burnett

CASKET BEARERS

Honorary Pallbearers
Maddisyn Renze
Braylon Renze
Kinnick Renze
Carver Renze
Isabella Lister
Lane Renze
Luca Renze
Liam Renze
Carson Lansink
Elliott Lansink

VISITATION

5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., 
Friday, January 20, 2023
First United Methodist Church
Ida Grove, Iowa

MUSIC

"Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)" ~ solo
"Hymn of Promise" 
"Angels Among Us" by Alabama
"On Eagle's Wings"


Condolences


Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 2:38 PM
“Dear Darcie, Brian and families,
We loved Alexis and enjoyed being with her. We are shocked and saddened by this terrible and tragic loss. We are so thankful for the time we got to spend with Alexis and look forward to spending lots more time with her in heaven someday. We are so deeply sorry for this great loss to you all. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. There are really no words to convey how sorry we are or how much we will all miss Alexis in the days ahead.
We are looking to God for His comfort and help and pray that “the God of all Comfort” will be your strength and help in the days ahead. Love in Christ, Zane, Carol and family ”
- Zane and Carol Johnson
Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 2:38 PM
“My sympathy for your family.”
- Eilleen horgan
Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 2:38 PM
“You will be missed, Alexis. You were a fun, kind and caring person. Gone way too soon.”
- Tonniel Chin
Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 2:38 PM
“We are so saddened by this loss, and are thinking of all of you as you mourn and remember Alexis. ”
- Rachel Chin
Thursday, January 19, 2023 at 3:33 PM
“Sorry for your family,prayers to all”
- Lori kelso
Thursday, January 19, 2023 at 2:47 PM
“Sending all our hugs, prayers and love to all of you! Alexis was such a light to this world and wil be greatly missed. There are no words for your pain but, may you find peace in all the wonderful memories you had with her. We absolutely loved her and will miss her.”
- Doug and Patty Wheeler
Thursday, January 19, 2023 at 1:18 PM
“Alexis, I didn’t know you very well but what I did know if you was awesome. You are going to be missed by many. RIP young lady and know that you were loved by many as well. ”
- Danielle Lister
Thursday, January 19, 2023 at 10:52 AM
“Our sincere sympathy to your whole family. Our hearts go out to you.”
- Harold and Diane Droegmiller
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 11:26 AM
“We are praying for your family. May God wrap you in His loving arms and give you peace.”
- Don and Peggy Wunschel
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 11:26 AM
“Darcie & Brian, I am so sorry for your loss. My granddaughter, age 24 was killed in a vehicle accident 6/22/22 and I know what you are going through. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
God's Blessings, Carol Sue Carnes, Retired Postmaster, Brussels, IL 62013”
- Carol Sue Carnes
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 9:15 AM
“We are so sorry for your loss!!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!”
- Steve and Jodi Miller
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 9:15 AM
“We were so sorry for your family loss. We are keeping the family in our daily thoughts & prayers.”
- James Harold Raymer & family
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 9:15 AM
“Hugs and prayers at this difficult time”
- Marilyn Dose
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 9:15 AM
“Darcy and Family - so sorry for your loss!! Thoughts and prayers to all of you!”
- Lisa Leisinger Cave
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 9:15 AM
“Thinking of your families with deepest sympathy.”
- Alan and LuAnn Bennett
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 9:15 AM
“Oh Darcie, this hits us so hard. Although we didn’t know your daughter, we know your love for your family. Our souls reel with sorrow for you in these days. ”
- Michele and Jim Walser
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 1:53 PM
“Darcie, Jennifer and ALL the family. I am so sorry for your loss. I pray 🙏 for comfort and peace for y'all. Love and hugs from Lucas and I ”
- Stacy (O'Connell) Etheredge
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 11:07 AM
“Our condolences to the family The Thornhill Family”
- Kenny & Anne Thornhiill
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 10:06 AM
“Darcie and family... many prayers to all of you. Thinking of you. Class of '86 ❤️”
- Kimberly (Allman) Teel
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 10:06 AM
“Brian, Darcy and families, I am so very sorry for your loss. Sending hugs and prayers 🙏 God's blessings to all of you. ”
- Valarie Wonder
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 10:06 AM
“My prayers and thoughts go out to the Renze and Davis families. May God comfort you and your family in this time of sorrow! ”
- Michelle Lisle
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 10:06 AM
“Renee Family I am so sadden hearing of such a tragic accident All of your children were on my bus growing up They were awesome kids and I cherished every one of them I called them my kids I will continue to pray for your family and cherish all the memories May god wrap his arms around you and give you piece🙏🏻🙏🏻”
- Corky Blackmore
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 10:06 AM
“We are so very sorry for your loss you are in our thoughts and Prayers.”
- Vicki Buell
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 10:06 AM
“Darcie and family, you are being lifted up in prayer during this difficult time. May God hold you tight and guide you.
- Pete & Melissa Stines
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 10:06 AM
“Deepest sympathy to you and your family!”
- Karen Brown
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 10:06 AM
“Sending prayers. Such a beautiful girl.”
- Kathie Boock
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 10:06 AM
“A little girl forgot her name she rides the Galva bus and told me that was my aunt. . She told me she was get favorite and misses he”
- Melissa stamp
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 10:06 AM
“My love and prayers go out to the Alexis's family. Alexis was a special loving soul whose smile could light up a room
You are already missed
- Mari Bauer
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 10:06 AM
“I'm so sorry for your loss! My heart breaks for you 💔
Praying for you and the family 🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️”
- Debra Reed-Sharp
Monday, January 16, 2023 at 4:02 PM
“I am so sorry prayers to the family. ”
- cheryl klein
Monday, January 16, 2023 at 4:02 PM
“To the Renze & Davis families,
I'm so sorry for your loss. Lifting you all up in my thoughts and prayers during this incredibly sad time. ”
- Anna Marie Blessing
Monday, January 16, 2023 at 4:02 PM
“Darcy, Jennifer and family. I am so sorry to hear of this tragic accident. My thoughts are with you. ”
- Marcy (Bumsted) Peterson
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