Wallace Benjamin "Wally" Renoud, 79, of Pittsfield, passed away Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, at Memorial Hospital. Wally was born June 5, 1937, to Benjamin and Eva Billings Renoud in Louisiana, Mo. He married the love of his life, Nora Wood, at the New Hartford Christian Church on June 14, 1959, and she survives. Wally was a lifelong grain and livestock farmer in the New Hartford area with his son and his grandson, Ben. He worked for IDOT for 33 years until his retirement in 1998. He also drove students in a carry-all from very rural areas to school buses for several years. Wally loved to collect toy tractors, mostly John Deere, and was a dedicated St. Louis Cardinals fan. He enjoyed camping and rides with Nora on his motorcycles. Wally's favorite music was country, and he and Nora attended many country music shows over the years. Wally was a trustee of the Mississippi Valley Christian Service Camp, a member of Fireside Friends Campers Club and a Martinsburg Township Precinct Committeeman. Wally was a lifelong member of the New Hartford Christian Church. He taught Sunday School for many years, and also served as a deacon and elder. He was a very dedicated family man and very much enjoyed the many times his family gathered together. Wally is survived by his wife, Nora; one son, Curt (Debbie) Renoud of New Hartford; four daughters, Cindy (Virgil) Morrow of Martinsburg, Cristy (Bill) McCartney of Pittsfield, Cathy (Jeff) Wilson of Griggsville and Connie (Troy) Westfall of Springfield; eight grandchildren, Sheena (Cory) Martin, Brandon (Erin) Morrow, Cyle (Tiffany) Reel, Ben Renoud, Brian Renoud, Courtney Reel, Brady Renoud and Megan Westfall; and four great-grandchildren, Rylee Martin, Kaylee Martin, Chase Morrow and Cooper Morrow. He is preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Bill Renoud; and three sisters, Odessa Long, Virginia Long and Betty Shaw. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Niebur Funeral Home, Pittsfield, with Eric Moore and Todd Strubinger conducting. Interment will follow at West Cemetery, Pittsfield. VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at the funeral home. MEMORIALS: New Hartford Christian Church. ARRANGEMENTS: Niebur Funeral Home, Pittsfield. WEBSITE: nieburfh.com . Condolences may be expressed online at whig.com .
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