A funeral will be held Sunday, November 12, 2023 for 67-year-old Dennis Renna of Ste. Genevieve, who entered into eternal rest November 6, 2023, at Missouri Baptist Medical Center at.
He was born April 17, 1956, in St. Louis, son of the late Giugno “Jr.” Giacoma and Joyce Ann (Murphy) Renna.
Dennis spent the first part of his childhood in St. Louis, and at the age of 14, the family moved to Sprott.
Dennis always worked his summers as a laborer for his uncle’s tree service. Upon graduation, he worked full time for the tree service then took a job remodeling houses and apartments. He then moved on to be a union carpenter. The bridges that you all have driven over in St. Louis, Dennis welded and hung underneath them to make them strong and lasting. All those skills led him to purchasing and rehabbing rental properties which he was still doing until his recent illness.
Dennis was an avid race fan. He grew up with a racecar-driving father whose fellow race car driver friend was the father of Kenny Schrader. Dennis and Kenny grew up together driving go carts, minibikes, and everything else the fathers built for them.
Dennis also enjoyed his gardening, watching the wildlife eating his garden, construction projects, fishing, and everything about the outdoors.
Dennis loved with great passion. His family was the world to him. He was blessed with his granddaughter which became the center of his life. He has always had a special love for all children.
Dennis was a very strong man that would carry the weight of the world on his shoulders for you. He was always there in anyone’s time of need to help in any way. His passing is a great loss to this world. The thought of losing him has shattered the hearts of those who knew and loved him. He will be greatly missed by all.
Dennis is survived by his wife of 39 years, Tracy (Jones) Renna, his sons, Brian Renna of Sprott and John Renna of Farmington, his granddaughter, Rileigh Renna of Farmington, his sister, Sandy (Mark) Flippin of Ste. Genevieve, his brother, Mike Renna of North Carolina, a special aunt, Alfonsina Renna of Maplewood, many special cousins, his in laws, Dallas and Bonnie Brown of Farmington, Mike and Joie Barton of Park Hills, Bryan and Paula Chilton of Lesterville, and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Christina Lea Renna, his grandparents, John and Carolina Renna, William and Sadie Murphy, along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, and nephews.
Visitation will be 12 noon-1:30 p.m. Sunday, November 12, 2023,
A funeral for 67-year-old Dennis Renna of Ste. Genevieveat will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, November 12, 2023 at the Cozean Memorial Chapel officiated by Pastor Mike Barton.
Interment to follow at Little Vine Cemetery.
Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to Missouri Baptist Healthcare Foundation, Oncology Unit, 3015 North Ballas Road, St. Louis, MO 63131.
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