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Mrs. Frances Aleene Rentsman, age 92, of Cedar Springs, passed away Monday morning, September 2, 2013 at Spectrum Health-United Hospital in Greenville.

The daughter of Emerson & Edna (Hudle) Budd, she was born on February 23, 1921 in Sears.

On November 20, 1940, in Greenville, she married Arden O. Renstman and together they enjoyed nearly 67 years of marriage and raised three children.

A devoted wife and mother, Frances always put her family first and enjoyed crocheting, feeding and watching the birds, and embroidery.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Arden Rentsman on September 1, 2007; two sisters, Wilma Hander and Alma Miller; and a brother, Elmer Budd.

Surviving are her children, Donna & Patrick Mullin of Howard City, Ardeene & Charles Latham of Cedar Springs, and Frederick & Suzann Rentsman of Rockford; fourteen grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, where funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 5, 2013.

The Rev. Kenneth Harger, retired pastor of Shiloh Community Church, will officiate and burial will follow at Spencer Mills Cemetery.

Envelopes for memorial contributions to the Paralyzed Veterans of America ( will be available at the funeral home.

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  1. Anonymous on September 2, 2013 at 12:00 am

    dianne teunisk

    Hi everyone, I just heard about Aunt Frances’ passing yesterday, I’m so so sorry to hear about it, she was one of my special Aunts and will always be remembered with love. She was a very special person, and I thought of her often as I do with Unk, My thoughts are with each and every one of you guys, Love you all very much don’t ever forget that. Take care Dianne (Kessel) Teunis



    Karen Quist McDonald

    Frances was such a sweet lady! She always had a smile on her face and she always spoke kind words. She and Arden were two of my most favorite people that I had the pleasure to meet in my life, I could always count on sharing a laugh with them. I will miss her. Sue, you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers as I know she meant the world to you.



    Dawn Halfaday

    So sorry to hear about your mom Fred. You and Sue took good care of her for a long time. Love you guys, Dawn



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