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Curtis Rendel

October 12, 1934 ~ August 26, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old


Curtis Rendel, age 88 of Adrian, passed away at Rivertown Ridge Assisted Living in the
Grand Rapids area, on Saturday, August 26, 2023. He was born in Adrian on October 12, 1934, to
the late Curtis and Velma (Grubbs) Rendel. On January 21, 1956, he married Janice Jedele in
Tecumseh at The Friends Church. She survives. He entered the United States Army in May of
1957, and served his country for two separate tours, being discharged on August 8, 1962.

Surviving are his children, Jeff (Joanmarie) Rendel, Mark (Tina) Rendel, Gary (Renee) Rendel;
grandchildren, Jason Rendel, Michael (Tiffany) Rendel, David (Gillian) Rendel, Craig (Peyton)
Hughes, Steven Rendel, Caitlin Rendel, Alex Rendel; great-Grandchildren, Savannah Rendel,
Sylvia Rendel, Olivia Rendel, Tyler Rendel, Zoey Carter, Braxton Rendel, Charlie Rendel and
Hunter Rendel: Four Sister-in-laws, Bert Rendel, Wanda Cole, Cheryl Rendel and Barb Rendel.
He is predeceased by four brothers – DeWayne, Ronald, Lester and Virgil, and four sisters Marion
Miller, Gladys Cole, Delores Fritz and Norma Sellers; and one grandson, Chad Rendel.

Curtis retired from Tecumseh Products after working there for 44 years. He was very particular in
the way he did things. An example would be how he took care of his yard. Everything was always
pruned, edged, trimmed, mowed and watered. One lawn service told him they used his lawn as a
guide for how they worked on their customers’ lawns. He enjoyed mowing lawns. If he saw that a
neighbor needed help with their lawn, he would mow it for them. His physical health was very
important, and he walked five miles five days a week. His neighbors all knew his schedule. He
was proud of his good health.

He enjoyed spending 21 winters at their Florida home and enjoyed spending time with his


A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2023, at 10:30 AM at the First Church
of the Nazarene, 50 Industrial Drive, Adrian, Michigan 49221. A lunch will be held after the service.
Dr. David Fulks Jr. and Rev. Larry Betz officiating.

Memorial contributions in Curtis’ memory may be directed to the Adrian First Church of the
Nazarene or Elara Caring – Grand Rapids Hospice Care, 530 Kenmoor Avenue, S.E., STE 200, Grand
Rapids, MI 49546-8826.

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Memorial Service
September 30, 2023

10:30 AM
Adrian First Church of the Nazarene
50 Industrial Drive
Adrian, MI 49221
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