George Keen Renau entered into eternal rest October 18, 2012. Salesman by trade and an aspiring artist, writer, author and poet later in life. A light heavy weight golden glove boxing champion in his prime as well as light heavyweight bodybuilding champion. Graduate of merchant marine academies in Florida and Connecticut. Proudly served on several US merchant ships as chief wireless operator during the height of sea battles in WWII in the European theater until honorably discharged as lieutenant. Born in Charleston, SC Aug 16, 1925 son of Georgie Keen Renau and John Henry Renau. Graduate of Bennett public school and attended College of Charleston. Predeceased by brothers Joesph and John Renau, and sons Ronald and Keenie Renau. Survived by two daughters and a son.
Daughter–Nancy G Riedesel & Husband – Jeffrey G Riedesel of Garfield, AR. Grandson – Steven Iuliano and wife Clara and their daughter, Emma of Morhsville, PA. Granddaughter – Tammy Riedesel and children – Scott, Joshua, Leah, and Daniel Cook.
Daughter–Betsy Renau Ertel & husband David Allan Ertel, daughter Christine Diane Ertel
David Allan Ertel, II and
Kimberly Joy Ertel of Florida.
Along with great grandchild Sophia Diane Sapp.
Son–Mark Renau & wife Teresa David Renau and their daughter Lydia Renau of Mt Pleasant, SC.
Survived by sisters Mary Renau and Hazel Renau Lucas, brothers Frank Richard Renau and Harry “Billy” Renau. All residing in Charleston, SC. Memorial service will be held at Simplicity Lowcountry Chapel Sunday Oct 28 at 3pm. They are located at 7475 Peppermill Parkway, Ste. E, North Charleston, SC 29418 .