In Memory of Alexis G. Renze
Died: January 11, 2023
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.
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
Rev. Luann Benge
Rev. Russ Burnett
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.,
Friday, January 20, 2023
First United Methodist Church
Ida Grove, Iowa
"Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)" ~ solo
"Hymn of Promise"
"Angels Among Us" by Alabama
"On Eagle's Wings"
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 ”
God's Blessings, Carol Sue Carnes, Retired Postmaster, Brussels, IL 62013”
You are already missed
Praying for you and the family 🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️”
I'm so sorry for your loss. Lifting you all up in my thoughts and prayers during this incredibly sad time. ”