Rena C Ziegler
Rena C Ziegler

Service: Saturday, June 7th, 2008 at 11:00A.M at Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints

Burial Location: Union Cemetery


Rena C. Ziegler, 86, of Laguna Hills, California formerly of St. Charles and Geneva passed away May 25, 2008 surrounded by her family.
She was born November 1, 1921 in Fillmore, Utah. Daughter of Elmer and Christa Bastain Carling.
On November 11, 1939 Rena married Ensign Rondo J. Law, a naval aviator from Delta, Utah. They lived at Coronado Naval Base then moved to Honolulu where Rondo was assigned to the carrier Yorktown at Pearl Harbor. Rena gave birth to their son in Hawaii. After the Yorktown sailed back to Norfolk, Virginia in the spring of 1941, Rondo was killed in a plane accident at the naval base.
Rena returned to Utah where she attended LDS Business School and Subsequently worked for Beneficial Life in Salt Lake City. There she met and married Captain Richard D. Ziegler, on leave from the United States Air Force. One June 24, 1944 they married and moved to Edmonton, Canada, where their daughter, Sue Ann was born.
After the war Rena moved with her family back to Geneva and St. Charles, Illinois where she lived for over 50 years. As a homemaker, Rena provided a very loving nurturing home life for her children, Ron and Sue Ann. She gave a lifetime of service not only to her church, community, husband and children, but certainly her beloved nine grandchildren and precious eighteen great-grandchildren. She had a special way with children and they each knew she loved them very much.
Rena believed in education and the value of knowledge and information. She was a member of P.E.O., a philanthropic educational society.
Rena was preceded in death by her parents 1954, her brother Junius, 1962 her brother Gerald, 1991 and her sister Clora Martin 2005 and her beloved husband, Richard 1993.
She is survived by her children, Ron (Marie) Ziegler of St. Charles, Il. and Sue Ann (Steven) Bullock of Laguna Hills, CA, nine grandchildren and spouses, eighteen great grandchildren, and a sister Wanda Day of Fillmore, Utah.
Memorial Services will be held on Saturday June 7, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. from Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints 0n429 Old Kirk Rd Geneva, Il. 60134. Contributions may be made to the Church’s Humanitarian Aid. Arrangements by the Yurs Funeral Home Geneva 630-232-7337


Steve Rhoades from Livermore CA

"Our condolences. I did not know her well, but from what I do know she was a loving person. Also condolences on Aunt Wanda as well."

Gail and Merle Denker from Batavia IL

"Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. She was a lovely lady and will be so missed. You are in our prayers."

Michelle Woodbury from West Chicago IL

"Ron and Marie,
Rena was remarkable woman who served her entire life...wish I could have met her. Her selfless nature is an example for all. Thank you for sharing her life with the rest of us."

Pam & Erik Benson from St. Charles IL

"Rena was a wonderful women and we will miss her. Erik has always been very fond of her and as a small boy would seek her out at church for one of her generous hugs. She is an example for us all.
Much love and condolences for your loss.

Wendy Barbera from St. Charles IL

"From the sounds of the obituary, Rena was a very special woman that had a very fulfilling life. May the sweet memories of her life sustaining you and bring you peace during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayer are with all of you."

Lori Kosiarek from Batavia IL

"Dear Ron and Marie,
My condolences on the loss of your mother. Although we have faith in eternal life, it is still hard to lose a parent, even for a little while here on earth. May our Heavenly Father comfort you in this time of sorrow and may your heart rejoice in knowing your mother has returned "home".
Love from Lori"





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