Ronald Hooker, 80, Marie Hooker, 76, Webster City
Ronald Hooker, 80, and Marie Hooker, 76, both of Webster City died Monday, August 11, 2014 following an auto accident near Boone. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, August 15, 2014 at Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastors Mike Kroona and Kari Foss officiating. Burial will follow in Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Foster Funeral and Cremation Center.
Ronald Lee Hooker, son of Donald and Olive Gangstead Hooker, was born September 15, 1933 in Goldfield. He graduated from Renwick High School in 1951. Ronald served in the United States Army 1st Calvary Division in Japan during the Korean Conflict. He was employed for 41 years with Electrolux in Webster City.
Marie Marette Rentschler, daughter of David and Hilda Daughters Rentschler, was born May 5, 1938 in Iowa City. She graduated from Lehigh High School in 1956. She worked many years as a custodian in the Webster City Community Schools.
The couple was united in marriage on November 20, 1958 in Lehigh.
Ronald and Marie are survived by sons and daughter-in-law, Tim Hooker, Terry and Michelle Hooker, all of Webster City; grandchildren, Megan and Nadia Williams, Alex and Isabelle Hooker; Ronald’s sister, Charlene and Merrill Nerem of West Union; Marie’s siblings, Harold Rentschler of Dayton, Ben and Carol Rentschler of Callender, Robert Rentschler of Boone, Charles Rentschler and Sara Reddish of Boone, Leland and Linda Rentschler of Spring Valley, MN, Leonard and Ruth Rentschler of Spring Valley, MN, Patricia and Clifford Elliott, Linda Smith and Steven Rentschler, all of Boone; Marie’s brother-in-law Francis (Bud) Kent of Spring Valley, MN; Marie’s sister-in-law, Janet Rentschler of Gowrie; many nieces and nephews.
Ronald was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, American Legion Post #191, was a charter member and historian of the North Central Antique Tractor Club and a member and past president of the United Auto Workers Local #442. In May of 2013, Ronald was a passenger on the Honor Flight to Washington D.C.
Marie was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, the Webster City Bowling League, coffee club and she enjoyed playing tennis and cards with her family.
The couple were preceded in death by their parents; Marie’s sister, Leona Kent, Marie’s brother, Gerald (Ernie) Rentschler; Marie’s sisters-in-law, Pauline and Doris Rentschler.
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