EL PASO - Robert E. "Bob" Rients Sr., 75, of 55 E. Seventh St., El Paso, died at 12:15 a.m. Saturday (June 16, 2007) at his residence.
A celebration of life service will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Community Bible Fellowship church, El Paso. The Rev. Wes Ooms will officiate. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until the time of the service Monday at the church. Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home, El Paso, is handling arrangements.
Bob was born June 21, 1931, at rural Minonk, a son of Eilert and Louise Cassens Rients. He married Margery L. Janssen on April 10, 1974, at Minonk. She survives.
Other survivors include a daughter, Susan Rients, Tampa, Fla.; two sons, Robbie (Mary) Rients, Utica, and Greg (Ann) Rients, Greencourt, S.C.; two stepsons, Eric (Kristy) Janssen and Todd (Lynette) Janssen, both of Minonk; a sister, Margaret Woltzen, Long Point; a brother, Kenneth Rients, Minonk; and six grandchildren, Dirk Rients, Seth Rients, Zach Janssen, Tyler Janssen, Abby Janssen and Sammie DeRosa.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He farmed in the Minonk area for more than 40 years and was most recently employed by Martin Equipment in Goodfield. He had previously been employed by the Woodford County Sheriff's Department as a part-time deputy sheriff.
He was a member of Community Bible Fellowship in El Paso. He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the Minonk VFW and the Minonk Lions Club, and served as a trustee for Minonk Township for 20 years. He also was a Republican precinct committeeman.
Memorials may be made to Community Bible Fellowship Building Fund, 27 W. Main St., El Paso, IL 61738.
Online condolences may be sent to his family at www. ruestmanharrisfuneralhome.com .