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George Rentschler

June 23, 1931 — March 24, 2021

Nashville, Tennessee

George H. Rentschler-Age 89, of Nashville, passed away March 24, 2021.

George grew up in Ringtown, PA with his parents, brother Max and extended family. He received his Mechanical Engineering degree from Penn State University where he was also very involved with the Sigma Pi fraternity. Just after graduation, he served in the Army during the Korean war at Fort Knox in Kentucky. This is where he met Nan, the love of his life...on a blind date!! They were married for 64 wonderful years. He was a dedicated and much loved father and grandfather. George was so proud to be a “Papa” and “Granddaddy”.

Work transfers and new jobs took the family from Chicago to Minneapolis to Evansville before finally settling in Nashville. After retiring, he took up the art of stained glass and volunteered for many organizations including The American Red Cross, The Cancer Society, Warner Parks and  St. Thomas Hospital for which he served the past 25 years.

George had a love for nature and being outdoors. He enjoyed long walks, hiking, bird watching, and travel. He was a history buff, an avid reader, and a lifelong learner. He attended the “Osher Lifelong Learning Institute” at Vanderbilt University in to his 80’s.

Always cherished, a man of sincere faith, kindness and the definition of a true gentleman. Let us all remember his loving nature, gentle spirit and contagious laughter.

Preceded in death by his parents Laura Breisch and George Hughes Rentschler, Sr. Survived by his wife of 64-years Nan F. Rentschler; children Hugh Rentschler (Margaret), Paul Fleming Rentschler and Sara Travis; grandchildren Laura Crawford (Kevin), Macy Maertz (Don), Mary Elizabeth Rentschler, John Rentschler (Addison), Julia Fox (Cal), Caroline Rentschler and Emma Travis; brother Max Rentschler; many extended family and friends

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Church of the Resurrection, Alive Hospice, or the charity of your choice.

The Funeral Service will be held 11am, Tuesday, March 30th at the Church of the Resurrection (1216 Sneed Rd W, Franklin, TN, 37069) with burial to follow at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens.

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Service Schedule

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Church of the Resurrection

1216 Sneed Rd W, Franklin, TN 37069

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Starts at 12:30 pm (Eastern time)

Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens, Nashville, Tennessee


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