Bernard “Buddy” Renkema

June 6, 1936 - January 22, 2022

Bernard “Buddy” Renkema, 85, of Hamshire, died Saturday, January 22, 2022, at The Arboretum of Winnie. He was born June 6, 1936, in Hamshire, to Lois DeYoung Renkema and Peter Renkema.

Buddy retired from Winnie Pipeline after twenty-five years of service as an instrument mechanic. He was a volunteer with the Hamshire Volunteer Fire Department since 1962. Buddy loved gardening and was well known for his gardens.

Survivors include his wife, Artie Clubb Renkema, of Hamshire; children, Bernie Renkema Delaune and husband, Michael, of Winnie and Billy W. Renkema and wife, Shirley, of Victorville, California; grandchildren, Jason Bourque and wife, Karli; Cassidy Delaune; and Justin Banham; five step-grandchildren; great-grandchild, Ramsey Bourque; fifteen step-great-grandchildren; sister Henrietta Fabriguze; and brothers, Fred Renkema and wife, Liz and Charles Renkema and wife, Diane; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Lois and Peter Renkema and sister, Rose Barnes.

A gathering of Mr. Renkema’s family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., with his funeral service at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 29, 2022, at Broussard’s, 134 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie. His interment will follow at Landrum Cemetery, Fannett.

The family would like to extend their sincerest gratitude to Sharla, Rena, and aides with Kindred Hospice for their genuine and devoted care and compassion. A special “thank you” also goes out to the Hamshire Volunteer Fire Department for always being there for Buddy anytime he needed them.

Memorial contributions in honor of Mr. Renkema may be made to the Hamshire Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 153, Hamshire, Texas 77622.

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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Winnie
  • 134, Buccaneer Drive, Winnie, Texas, 77665,
  • January 29, 2022
  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Funeral Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Winnie
  • 134, Buccaneer Drive, Winnie, Texas, 77665,
  • January 29, 2022
  • 11:00 am


Landrum Cemetery
  • , , Fannett, TX, 77705,

Comments (6)

    Annetta Craigen says:

    Artie, Bernie and Billy, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Buddy went through such a struggle for the past number of years. May he rest in the arms of the Lord at last. James and Annetta

    Patsy Custer says:

    So sorry to hear about Buddy’s passing. We worked together at Winnie Pipeline for many years, and he was a good friend. He will be missed by all who knew him. Prayers for Artie and all of his family.

    Patricia Loupe Craigen says:

    Artie and Family, so sorry to hear of Buddy’s passing. You will be in my prayers.

    Wayne & Stacy Wilber says:

    Our deepest condolences in your loss of Buddy. He was a kind man, a pillar of the community, who will be missed by so many.

    Lea J Cossey says:

    I am so sorry for the loss of your Daddy

    Sarah Atwood-Bardwell says:

    Artie and family:
    Patrick and I were truly sadden to hear about Buddy’s passing. Another part of the Hamshire legacy gone. I know the town of Hamshire mourns his loss.

    My Mama always had such great memories to share of her early days in Hamshire and the friends she made at church. Mrs. Renkema was one of her friends and Mama bragged on her children. Our prayers are with your family.

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