Joel E. Renninger


Joel E. Renninger, 50, of Richfield, went home to his heavenly father on July 8, 2019, at his home after suffering a massive heart attack.
He was born Aug. 23, 1968, in Lewisburg, a son of Earl and Lorraine (Snyder) Renninger of Mount Pleasant Mills. On June 11, 1988, in the Richfield Mennonite Church, he married his best friend, Karen Hummel who survives.

Joel was a 1986 graduate of Middleburg High School and attended Williamsport Area Community College where he majored in electronics.
He was employed for the last 17 years at Wood-Mode Inc., Kreamer. Before that he was employed for a short time at Yorktowne Cabinets, Mifflinburg. When he was 13 years old he started working at the family business, A.D. Renninger Lumber Company in Richfield. He knew all the ins and outs of the lumber business. There wasn't a species of tree that he couldn't identify.
Joel was "Mr. Fix It". He designed and built his family home. Our vehicles were always serviced and in top running condition. Being a provider was his most important job. And we never wanted for anything. He loved to tinker with computers building many over the years. He also loved to game. Most of all, Joel loved God. He would talk to anybody and everybody about his love for Christ. Joel loved his children and grandchildren. When the kids were leaving the house, he always said "be safe and make smart choices".

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by four children, Abbigail and her fiance, Billy Shaffer, Nikolaas, Casandra and Noah, all of Richfield; two grandchildren, Ashlynn Smith and Greyson Shaffer; four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Debbie and Sam Cardillo, Dana and Mark Jalovic, Dawn and John Alderfer, and his twin, Jill Emerick.

Private services will be held at the Hummel Funeral Home, Middleburg, with Pastor Aaron Benner officiating.

Ecclesiates 3:1-4, There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens; a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance.
Dance my love, dance until we meet again!
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22 posts

Mike and Melissa Snyder
Jul 13, 2019
Our prayers and sympathy to those who will miss Joel until reunited in heaven.
Bev (Graybill) Kauffman
Jul 12, 2019
My sympathies to the Renninger family. May you find peace and comfort in the days to come.
Paul Polner
Jul 11, 2019
Joel, I'm glad that each time we met up we would have one of our wonderful conversations about Jesus! I know you're resting in His arms now but that doesn't take away the pain. Say "Hi" to my mom up there! Until then.....
Larry and Kay Kuhns
Jul 10, 2019
Sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow and grief
Peggy (nace) and dom Longo edgewater fl.
Jul 10, 2019
Sorry to read about your loss Lorraine & Stanley our thoughts and prayers are with you all God bless .,
Michael &Gracelynn; Lauver
Jul 10, 2019
So sorry for your loss . Your loss is are loss to . I got to work with him the last few months at Wode Mode . Found out we were related. We shared some biblical thoughts and talks. It was nice to work with a true believer. You don't get to do that in this day and time anymore. I will miss him. May God bless you all and heal your heart.
Joyce (Holt) Staley
Jul 10, 2019
Dear Renninger Family, I was so sad when Mom told me the news. You are all in our prayers as you go through the shock, grief, and adjustments. We are so very sorry for your loss. Love you, Joyce
Penni Zimmerman
Jul 10, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.
Troy Frymoyer
Jul 10, 2019
My prayers and thoughs are with the Renningers at the time of their loss. Joel was always a good worker with a kind heart. He helped me on many occasions. RIP
Cheryl Dietz
Jul 09, 2019
My thoughts are with you all. May God's grace and peace be with you at this sad time.
Kevin Gearhart
Jul 09, 2019
I remember as a teenager Joel was one of my leaders at AWANA. I always looked up to him and am forever grateful that he took time out of his life to teach me about Christ.
Sharon Kuhns
Jul 09, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. No words can touch how you are feeling at this moment. My prayers & thoughts are with you all.
Phil and Debbie Womer
Jul 09, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss. May God comfort and keep you!
Kim and Ed Ferguson
Jul 09, 2019
Prayers for peace and comfort at this difficult time. We are so sorry for you and your family.
Mark and Lisa Ferster
Jul 09, 2019
Praying for peace and comfort for your family.
Mama and 'Terry' Shaffer
Jul 09, 2019
We are so sorry for you and your families loss. Prayers for peace and comfort at this difficult time.
Sue and willie Flickinger
Jul 09, 2019
We are so sorry for your tremendous loss. We enjoyed chatting with Joel. He was a great man. RIP. You will be missed
The Chubb family
Jul 09, 2019
Sending our sympathy to the family of Joel.
Melanie Renninger Crawford
Jul 09, 2019
RIP sweet cousin. You will be missed. Gone too soon.
Lee and Lisa Zechman
Jul 09, 2019
Joel ( JR ) was a special kind of person . He always took time to talk and it didn't matter if it was good or bad he was always willing to help. He loved to laugh. RIP my friend youll truly be missed.
Michele Ebright
Jul 09, 2019
Many memories of childhood camping trips. So very sorry for your loss. Your family will remain in my prayers.
Jerry Walter
Jul 09, 2019
Joel would work with us in the rough mill at wood mode when work was slow . He was a funny and super nice guy you could always depend on no matter what the task at hand he will surely be missed ! R.I.P