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  Carl Robert Renken


Carl Robert Renken, 89, of Ulm, Ark., passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at Baptist Health-Stuttgart. He was born August 13, 1928, near Ulm in Prairie County to John and Fannie Meeks Renken.

Mr. Renken was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Ulm. He was mayor of Ulm for 40 years, retiring at the end of 2014. He also farmed for many years, worked part time for B.C. Williams Transportation as a truck driver and worked several years at Prairie Implement Co. in Stuttgart.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; sister and brother-in-law, Celeste and Raymond Rudowske; several aunts and uncles; and other relatives.

Survivors are two daughters, Donna Lynn Renken and Dana Lee Curtis, both of Stuttgart; two grandsons, Chase Curtis of Atlanta and Cameron Curtis of Fayetteville; and granddaughter, Callie Curtis of Stuttgart.

Funeral services, officiated by Pastor Johnny Graham, are 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church with burial following in Ulm Cemetery.

Visitation will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the church.
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