Renoda Louise Dogs
Renoda Louise (Budahn) Dogs was born February 19, 1940, in the Town of Theresa.
She was the daughter of Martin and Recella (Justman) Budahn. She was received into the kingdom of God by holy baptism on March 10, 1940, at Zion Lutheran Church, Theresa, by the Reverend Herman Cares. She was confirmed in the faith on March 29, 1953, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hartford. Her confirmation verse gave her comfort throughout her life: And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose – Romans 8:28.
On July 25, 1959, Renoda was united in marriage to Clifford E. Dogs in a ceremony conducted by the Reverend Walter Reinemann at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hartford. Their marriage was blessed with three children.
Cliff and Renoda ran a dairy farm together in the Town of Theresa for much of their married life. Renoda also worked for several doctors and dentists in Theresa and Hartford. She enjoyed greeting patients, arranging schedules, organizing the offices and assisting as needed.
Renoda was a long-time member of Trinity Lutheran Church, serving on the Altar Guild and in the Trinity Ladies Society. She enjoyed singing in the church choir, gardening, crocheting, and lovingly spent time taking care of her husband and family. Renoda and Cliff spent 21 winters at their second home in North Fort Meyers, FL, vacationing with friends and family. Renoda was thankful to be able to move into her new home in December, which enabled her to stay at home with her family until she passed away, following her long battle with cancer.
Renoda is survived by Clifford, her husband of 61 years; and three children, Larry (Noreen) of Theresa, Lori (Randel) Fink of Muskego, and Holly (Edward) Judt of Pleasant Prairie; two sisters, Ruth Siegmann of Rubicon and Rachel (Steven) Steger of Hartford; brothers and sisters-in-law, Florence (Melvin) Teske of Yakima, WA, Eugenie (Earl) Hildebrandt of Mayville, Norbert (Doris) Dogs of Kenosha, and Gary (Deborah) Dawes of Grand Junction, CO; thirteen grandchildren, Daniel (Alyssa) Dogs, Sarah (Joshua) Bender, Michael (Katherine) Dogs, Katherine (Nicholas) Ertmer, Jonathan (Emily) Fink, Joshua (Jessica) Fink, Andrew Fink, Elizabeth Fink, Michael (Kari) Judt, Matthew (Rachel) Judt, Thomas Judt, Katherine Judt and Joseph Judt; thirteen great-grandchildren, William, Benjamin, Samuel, Sophia, Jackson, Frederick, Wilhelmina, Orie, Adeline, Noa, Harper, Emery, and Bodhan; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Renoda was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Rosa; and a brother-in-law, Leonard Siegmann.
A private family funeral will be held at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, officiated by the Reverend Jeffery Drake. A video recording of the funeral service will be available on the Myrhum-Patten.com website and at https://www.facebook.com/trinityhartford.
The family suggests that gifts in memory of Renoda be directed to the Trinity Community Center or a charity of your choice.
Please consider signing our online guest book (www.myrhum-patten.com) to share your condolences with the family. Cards addressed to the family may be sent in care of: Myrhum-Patten Funeral and Cremation Service, 1315 W. Washington Street, West Bend, WI 53095.
Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service has been entrusted with Renoda’s arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at www.myrhum-patten.com.