Eunice I. “Eunie” Renz

Eunice I. “Eunie” Renz

MADISON- Eunice I. “Eunie” Renz (nee Schofield), age 82, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 29, 2012, after the onset of acute leukemia. Eunice was born on May 11, 1930, the daughter of Fern and Myrtle (Garner) Schofield. This brave lady faced down an extremely aggressive form of leukemia with optimism and smiles rather than self pity. Her approach to this terrible disease was an inspiration. Eunice left this world with no fear, anxiety, or tears. When it was time, she simply told her loving family gathered around her bedside that she was ready. And she was. She had a large fan club at the Carbone Cancer Center, where she always met the staff with laughter and smiles.

She was a loving mom to Greg (Paula) Renz, Randy Renz, Kathy (Michael) DeLong, Michael Renz, Rhonda Killerlain, and the late Tim Renz; grandmother to Tara Wofford, Michelle Royer, Mindy DeLong, Daniel Renz, Allison Renz, Amber Killerlain, Jordan Killerlain, and Samantha Renz; and great-grandmother to Vanessa Renz and James Royer. Eunice will also be missed by her brothers, Ray (Betty) Schofield, Bill (Darlene) Schofield, and Art (Ruth) Schofield; many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her sister, Helen (Don) Carver.

Funeral services will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, Madison, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012. Private burial will be at Highland Memory Gardens. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from Noon until the time of service on Saturday. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the compassionate staff at the Carbone Cancer Center and the UW Trauma Life Center for their extraordinary care. The family would also like to thank Care Wisconsin for their comprehensive services. A special thanks to Allison and caregiver, Phyllis.