Anna R. (Schreiner) Rentschler, 84

January 03, 2014

Anna R. (Schreiner) Rentschler, 84, of Lancaster, died Friday, January 3, 2014 at Lancaster General Hospital, surrounded by her family.

Born in Oregon, PA, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Mazie (Landis) Schreiner. She was married to Stewart B. Rentschler, who passed away May 2008 after 57 years of marriage.

During her retirement years, Anna was an active member of Lancaster Farmland Trust and volunteered for Compeer, Red Cross Pet Therapy, and Meals on Wheels. She enjoyed extensive international travels, painting, and bicycle vacations. She loved her greenhouse, being outdoors biking, walking her dog, jogging, and dancing with Stew at the Liederkranz. Anna was a member of Grace Lutheran Church for 56 years.

Surviving are three children: Dennis Rentschler and his wife Marcia of Westover, VT; Deb Bachman and her husband Robert of Millersville; and Gini Chin of Portland, OR; two grandchildren: Whitney and Taylor Coolidge; and a sister, Helen Benner of Lansing, MI.

Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at Grace Lutheran Church, 517 N. Queen St., Lancaster with Pastor Stephen Verkouw officiating. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Landis Valley Cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers. Memorial contributions in Anna’s memory may be made to Lancaster Farmland Trust, 125 Lancaster Ave., Strasburg, PA 17579 or to Humane League of Lancaster County, 2195 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602.

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January 14, 2014

So sorry to hear of Anna’s passing…our family’s had many memories together…may her memories give you comfort and peace…love, Julie Bowser – Gerhart & Shirley Ott (Bowser)

January 14, 2014

To Anna’s family,
Condolences to you … I am not fancy with words but want you to know how much Anna was loved.  We were friends since 5th grade and even though we lived miles apart, we still kept in touch.  she will be missed.      Doris Kegel Blanford

January 07, 2014

On behalf of St. Anne’s Retirement Community, we would like to send our condolences for your loss. Anna was such a dedicated and faithful volunteer to so many at our community! She brought such joy to the residents by bringing her pets in to share with us! She was very recognizable since her cat(s) always rode in a wheelchair and the residents looked forward to her monthly visits! Please accept our sympathy and know that we feel very sad when we think of her passing but we know that she will be rewarded in heaven for her good works! God bless you all and may peace be yours. Sincerely, St. Anne’s staff and residents.  

January 06, 2014

We are very sorry to hear abour your Mother’s passing and we hope that all the precious memories you have of her will sustain you now in your moment of grief. Our thoughts & prayers are with you and your family…
Danny & Joyce (Herr) Scheurich

January 06, 2014

Deb, Dennis, Gini, Whitney, and Taylor,
Love and prayers are sent your way.  God bless Anna.  We loved her so very much and were so proud of her accomplishments.  We will treasure all of her paintings and crafts and remember her gift of giving.
Jean and Ken Wilt

Tuesday, January 07, 2014
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Lancaster, PA
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