On March 31, 2009, Wayne Kenneth Rennerfeldt was called home to heaven, his final resting place. He was a very kind, compassionate, hard working and loving man. He always did what he could for people. He is going to be sadly and truly missed, but will be remembered by all of those whose lives he touched. He will live in their hearts forever.
Wayne was born on Jan. 22, 1955, to Dallas and Marlene Rennerfeldt in Oakland, Neb. He played in the Grand Old Oprey at the age of 9. He graduated from Helena High School in 1973. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1973 through 1977. He was a military police officer and served in Turkey for 13 months. He was also a member of the "Big Sky Platoon," the members of which were all from Montana and in boot camp together. He was a proud veteran who served his country and held his head up high with pride and dignity. At the time of his passing, he was employed by Capital Cab as a courier. It was a job he enjoyed doing and looked forward to going to on days he was needed.
He was survived by his loving wife, Naomi (Scruton) of Helena; daughter, Deena (Lawrence) of Kansas; parents, Dallas and Marlene of Helena; brothers, Mark of Helena and Kirby of Lake City, Minn. He also has several nieces and nephews as well as many other surviving relatives.
Wayne was well known for playing country music. He had been playing the guitar since the age of 9. He was in several bands and traveled in many states throughout the past years. He played professionally with the Cadillac Band for 15 years. He also recorded an album with that band. His favorite country artists were Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash, who he admired for many reasons. His true talent was definitely music, which he loved so much.
Wayne and his wife Naomi were high school sweethearts who were reunited in 2006. He had been living in Utah and she had been living in Pennsylvania when they reconnected with one another once moving back to Montana. They had been apart for 31 years, but the love they had for one another was undying. On March 25, 2008, their dreams came true and prayers were answered when they were married in holy matrimony in Helena. They were devoted and dedicated to each other unconditionally. Theirs was truly a "until death do us part" relationship and a match made in heaven. He will live in her heart forever.
Visitation is scheduled from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, April 5, at Hagler-Anderson Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at Hagler Anderson Funeral Home in Helena on April 6, at 10 a.m. There will be a reception following at the VFW in East Helena. Military graveside honors will be at the Montana State Veterans Cemetery in Fort Harrison, April 7, at noon. Memorials may be sent in Wayne's name to the Montana State Veterans Cemetery, P.O. Box 5715, Helena, MT 59604.