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Casper Renner

October 05, 1928 - January 22, 2013


6-7:00 P.M. Friday, January 25, 2013 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo N.D..

9-10:00 A.M. Monday, January 28, 2013 at St. Mary's Church, 418 3rd Ave W., Richardton N.D.

Prayer Service:

Rosary: 7:00 P.M. Friday, January 25, 2013 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

10:00 A.M. Monday, January 28, 2013 at St. Mary's Church, 418 3rd Ave W., Richardton N.D.


St. Marys Cemetery, Richardton N.D.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Casper Renner

October 05, 1928 - January 22, 2013


Casper J. “Cap” Renner, 84, Fargo and Richardton, N.D., died Jan. 22 in Fargo, surrounded by family, in the compassionate care of Hospice of the Red River Valley and Bethany on University.

Cap was born on Oct. 5, 1928 to Kasper Renner and Barbara Hellman. He attended Richardton schools and as a lifelong learner, continued reading three newspapers every day to remain current on world events.

On Aug. 4, 1953, he married the love of his life, Caroline Schreiber, at St. Stephen’s Church near Richardton. Inseparable for 59 years, he continued bringing flowers to his sweetheart and cared for her unselfishly through many challenges and triumphs.

Cap farmed on his family’s homestead north of Richardton. In 1956, he became owner and manager of Renner Implement, selling IH agricultural equipment for 30 years. He was dedicated to his community and his roots in southwestern North Dakota, serving as mayor of Richardton for 32 years.

Cap was a founder of Richardton Manufacturing. He served on the board of Richardton Memorial Hospital, President of the Lions Club, and charter member of the Richardton Saddle Club. He was also a member of the volunteer fire department, Knights of Columbus, Elks, Eagles and North Dakota Implement Dealers. Cap also worked as a cattle and farm equipment appraiser and operated a school bus route for 12 years, in addition to farming.

He loved meeting and talking with people, and counted many friends across the state. When he moved to Fargo in 2009, his gregarious personality resulted in new friends and experiences with his sweet Caroline.

Cap enjoyed hunting, rodeos, cowboy poetry, genealogy, auctions and tinkering with antique equipment. Most of all, he enjoyed keeping in touch with friends and family, with genuine pride in their accomplishments. A walking encyclopedia of the history of southwestern North Dakota, he loved sharing stories as the son of German-Russian homesteaders.

He is survived by his wife Caroline, daughter Carol (Steve) Renner Wennblom, and granddaughter Hilary, Fargo. He is also survived his by brothers John (Beverly) Renner, Omaha, Neb., and Jerome Renner, Minneapolis, Minn., sisters-in-law Rose Renner and Dolores Adams, Bismarck, along with many nieces and nephews and their families.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother Kasper and Barbara, sister Beverly (Jim) Mayer and brother William (Rose) Renner, along with several nieces.

 A saying describes Cap’s approach to life. “Life should not be a journey to arrive in a well preserved body but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out and screaming, Woo hoo! What a ride!” He will be missed. Cowboy up.

Memorials to Richardton Firemen’s Auxiliary, Hospice of the Red River Valley and Bethany Retirement Living Foundation.


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  1. DeAnn Berg, Dani, Megan and Haley Renner says:

    Elko New Market MN
    Grandpa Jerry and Dad,
    Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. We love you,
    Dani, Megan and Haley.

    Jerry and Karl,
    Sending out my prayers and sympathy to you and your family.

  2. Christine Wanner says:

    Roundup MontanaMy deepest sympathy Caroline.

  3. Steve and Janet Wieser says:

    Richardton ND
    To the family of Cap Renner,
    Our deepest sympathy to you at this time of your great loss.

    May the peace and comfort that only God can give, be with you today and always.

    “Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.”
    Second Thessalonians 3:16

    You remain in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Shirley Beertsch says:

    Hillsboro ND
    We learned so much about family history from Cap. He had personality plus. I loved his phone calls. He will be missed. He was one of my favorite cousins.

  5. Joyce Nelson says:

    Grand Forks ND
    My fondest memories of Cap are his
    hearty laugh and great stories of our
    heritage. Truly the “family historian”!
    with love, cousin Joyce Nelson

  6. Janice Staudinger Gillenberg says:

    Janesville WICarol I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. Cap was more then a cousin to me more like an Uncle. He and your Mom were always so happy to see and talk to Floyd and I after we moved to WI 44 years ago. Cap was family to us always.
    My deepest sympathy to you. Sorry about your Mom’s health too. You take care I am sure my family will be with you on Monday. Your cousin Janice

  7. al and debbie blasy says:

    grove city mngod bless you caroline and your family. cap will be missed.

  8. Valerie Renner Ingram says:

    Spokane WAMy sincere and heartfelt condolences to all of the family. Cap was one of my most favorite cousins to visit with and he will be greatly missed.

  9. Doris says:

    My deepest sympathy to the family for your loss, one day soon, death will be no more -Revelation 21:3, 4.

  10. Brenda Bauer says:

    Fargo ND
    Steve and Carol My sympathy goes out to you as cope with your dad’s death. May God bless you with memories that bring joy and peace. God’s care surround you. Brenda

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