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Renate Fresh

April 14, 1934 — May 18, 2021

Renate Fresh passed away Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at Hilltop Estates in Gothenburg at the age of 87. Renate was born April 14, 1934 in Heidelberg, Germany to Wilhelm and Willamina (Leier) Denner. Following graduation, Renate married a U.S. Soldier. The couple moved to the United States of America when she was just 19 years old.  Their union was blessed with 6 children. Renate loved every minute of raising her children and spending time with family. She enjoyed card games, playing yahtzee, berry picking and going fishing. Renate was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Anita and infant granddaughter, Stephanie McKinney. Survivors include her children, Margot (Sam) Bowser of WA, Bill (Jeanette) McKinney of TX, Richard McKinney of CO, Dan McKinney of CO, Kathy Scott of Cozad and Robert McKinney of Cozad; 18 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; 3 sisters, Trudy, Margot and Ingrid; and many nieces, nephews and extended family.

Memorials are suggested to the family in her name for later designation. Renate's wishes were to be cremated.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at the Berryman Funeral Home Chapel with Harvey Pierce officiating. 


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