Condolence & Memory Journal

You will forever be missed by the member of IFDA but also by the individuals that you have become friends with through the Association. Your cheerful smile always greeted everyone whether it was at the office, a District Meeting or at a Convention. Our heartfelt Thanks to you for being the "Light at the end of the Tunnel" for so many. Live, Love, Laugh is truly your mantra! We express our deepest sympathy to Justin, Rosalie, Rochelle and family.

Posted by Elden & Mary Anne LaHayne - Schererville, IN - Friend   August 12, 2017

Renee You will be missed in a special way. Enjoyed talking with you at this past IFDA convention. God takes his special flowers -certainly Gone to soon.You and your mom was a blessing to the assoc.I treasured the times we shared. God bless the family. Stanley May-L.C. May F.S.

Posted by Stanley May - Anderson, IN - Family Friend   August 09, 2017

Our sincere sympathy to Renee's Son and Family and the IFDA Members. Robby and Betty Bates. Past NFDA president 2013-14

Posted by Robby Bates - DeKalb, TX   August 09, 2017

Thank you Renee for your many years of dedicated service to our association. Your kindness and helpfulness throughout the years will not be forgotten. Our prayers are with you and your family. God Bless.

Posted by The Fife Family - East Chicago, IN   August 08, 2017


Renee was such a beautiful spirit and very much a blessing. Each and every time I called the office, she would cheerily offer help to me. She was such a great resource for me personally and our entire staff. We shall miss her sweet and gentle nature, she touched so many lives and has been instrumental in shaping our funeral homes in a very positive way. We share in your loss and hope our prayers reach you and bring you some semblance of peace. As she shared her love with us, may we share that love with each other in her honor. We will miss her and be thinking of all of you, her loves ones...from all of your friends at St. Joseph Funeral Home, South Bend,IN

Posted by Kathleen Matuszak - South Bend, IN   August 08, 2017

"Renee was a wonderful lady who gave great concern to ALL funeral directors, she will be missed by everyone who knew her. We are praying for her family. Harvey & Eva McAdams and Staff at McAdams Mortuary, Paoli, Indiana

Posted by Harvey & Eva McAdams & Staff at McAdams Mortuary - Paoli, IN - Friend   August 08, 2017

We will miss Renee; she touched so many of our lives. "I will keep in my prayers".

Posted by Jim Peacock - Carmel, IN - Friend   August 08, 2017

Renee was an awesome administrator at the IFDA. She was professional and easy to talk to. Her patience and calm demeanor will be greatly missed. We have lost a great asset and friend in her.

Posted by Scott Tenhumberg - Evansville, IN - Friend   August 07, 2017

You were such a wonderful person to be around. You always had a smile on your face and never let life get you down. It was a pleasure to know you and you will be missed. I was shocked and saddened when I heard the news. May you find peace with Tom now. Justin, my prayers are with you and your family during this trying time. You are/were such a great family. Sorry for your loss.

Hey Renee, Tell Tom thanks for all of the bowling help.

Posted by Amanda Gorringe - Fishers, IN   August 07, 2017


We are still in shock, a beautiful young woman taken so tragically way to soon. Renee was such an inspiration to us all. We will always love her and are grateful to have had her in our life. She is now reunited with her wonderful husband Tom. We know they will be looking down on us and helping guide us through this very difficult and sad time. She will live in our memories and always in our heart. Much love to her son Justin, mother Rosalie and very special sister Rochelle (Mike)
We love you,
Uncle Herb & Aunt Sheryl

Posted by Herb & Sheryl McIntosh - Surprise, AZ - Family   August 07, 2017

I extend my deepest condolences to Renee's family....our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Bea Lewanduski, NFDA Policy Board Representative, New York

Posted by Beatrice Lewanduski - West Babylon, NY   August 06, 2017

For over a decade you, Tom, and Justin were our neighbors, and more than that, you were our friends. You were always there for us when we needed you, and to watch the kids grow up together is a memory that we will cherish forever. Thank you for all that you did for everyone around you. We love you.
The Gamble family.
Thom, Debbie, Ashley, and Courtney.

Posted by Thom Gambke - Fishers, IN - Neighbor   August 05, 2017

A true loss to us all, but a gain for up above. Tell Tom we all said hello. You will be missed, but never forgotten.

Posted by Jason Richardson - Fishers, IN - friend   August 04, 2017

There simply are no words adequate to convey how much Renee means to IFDA, its members, and funeral service in Indiana. Her grace, kindness, and genuine concern for all will be treasured forever by all who knew her. For the last 22 years, she has been one of my closest friends, always there for my family and I whenever we needed her. I still cannot wrap my heart around her being gone and never walking into the room ever again. Despite this terrible and profound loss, her kindness and love transcends her death, reminding each of us how to live everyday......LIVE, LAUGH,LOVE. Godspeed Renee! The World is a better place because you were here!!! Our love and condolences to Justin, Roaslie, Rochelle, Ron, and family.

Posted by Andy Clayton - Plainfield, IN - Friend   August 04, 2017

I'm still trying to wrap my head and heart around this tremendous, unexpected loss. I know it's all in God's plan, but we weren't ready. Renee is and was IFDA to me. She was also very much about her marriage, family and friends. I feel it was truly a privilege knowing her for the past 30 years. To say I will miss her is an understatement. Many conversations, emails and phone calls were shared. You were truly appreciated. This is not goodbye dear friend but see you when I get there. RIH

Posted by Angela Sallee - Indianapolis, IN - Friend   August 04, 2017

Our sincere sympathy to Justin, Rosalie, Rochelle and family. My office right hand until 7 months ago will be missed.

Curtis and Jodie Rostad.

Posted by Curtis Rostad - Coworker   August 04, 2017


You left us much too early Renee' I take comfort in know you are with Tom.

Posted by Nancy Parker - Nashville, TN - Family   August 04, 2017