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Jacqueline Hitomi (Vorhes) Rentz

March 10, 1960 ~ October 13, 2021 (age 61)

Obituary

Jacqueline H. "Jacki" Rentz, 61, of Wapakoneta, passed away at 8:25 p.m., Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at Lima Memorial Health System.  She was born on March 10, 1960 in Lima, to John G. and Yoshiko Izumida Vorhes who have preceded her in death.  On April 29, 1978, she married her high school sweetheart, Randall L. "Randy" Rentz, who survives.

Survivors also include her three sons, and 11 grandchildren: R.J. & Melissa Rentz (Joshua, Nathan, and Andrew) of Sunbury, Jeremy Rentz & Corin Nagle (Sara, Carolyn, Aubrie, Brienne, Ryleigh, and Makynleigh) of Jackson Center, and Kevin & Jennifer Rentz (Kyra and Kali) of Celina; as well as two sisters, Grace & Bob Gaves, of Newton Falls and Catherine & Tom Matheny, of St. Marys; and two brothers, Chuck Vorhes, of Lima and Alan & Melissa Vorhes, of Gahanna; and many nieces and nephews.

A 1977 graduate of Lima Senior High School, Jacki had worked for Sounds Easy Video and Clyde Evans Market, both of Lima.  She was a lifetime member of the AmVets, Wapak Post 333, where she was active in helping with holiday programs for the kids.  Remembered as feisty, she also had a servant's heart, always volunteering and tending anyone in need.  Jacki enjoyed cooking, whether it be the authentic Japanese dishes her mother taught her, or the Thanksgiving feasts she was known for.  Although there weren't nearly enough, she filled each summer with night fishing, swimming, and soaking up the warmth outdoors.  Her grandchildren will especially remember their annual week-long camping trips.  Short in stature with a fighting spirit, Jacki's memory will live on in her family and friends.  

A Celebration of Jacki's Life will begin at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, October 23, 2021 at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services.  Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. until the time of services.  Interment of her cremated remains will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Lima, at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Pelotonia (www.pelotonia.org/profile/RR0091) in her memory.  

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Services

Time of Gathering
Saturday
October 23, 2021

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services
615 N. Dixie Hwy.
Wapakoneta, OH 45895

Celebration of Life
Saturday
October 23, 2021

4:00 PM
Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services
615 N. Dixie Hwy.
Wapakoneta, OH 45895

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