Shirley Wleczyk Rentrop
June 14, 1941 - March 25, 2021
Shirley left this earth on March 25, 2021 at the age of 79, and will be joining her husband, Kenneth Rentrop; granddaughter, Kaylin Elizabeth Rentrop; sister, Elenor Henderson; and parents Josie and Leo Wleczyk, Sr. and Edward Leo Wleczyk many friends and relatives that have gone before her.
She is survived by her only and faithful child, Scott Alex Rentrop (fiancé Veronica Gomez) of Lake Jackson, and her loving grandson, Aiden Grant Rentrop. She is also survived by 1 brother, Monsignor Leo Wleczyk, along with many relative including nieces and nephews.
Her first grandchild, Kaylin died at age 3 ˝ in ’99 after a short illness. Kaylin was loved deeply in Shirley’s soul. And a part of her died too. This was the most devastating part of her life – to lose one that is loved as deep as deep can go, and it continued to hurt the rest of her life, with tears just one thought away.
As she aged it was hard to imagine being the “old” person – what happened to time? She enjoyed her youthful years, graduating from Brazosport High School in 1959- then marrying Kenneth. She was hired at Dow Chemical in July following her graduation, and has several jobs there for 41 ˝ yrs. of dedicated service, retiring December 31, 2005. She met friends during her career, and was always thankful for all the experience and training she received. Her greatest pleasure in life was to watch with pride all Scott’s baseball years, especially when Brazoswood won state in 1984, and Scott pitched the final game. This pleasure was then continued with that same pride through Aiden with so many athletic talents. She was always just a phone call away.
There will be a service held at Lakewood Funeral Home in Lake Jackson, TX on Tuesday, March 30th at 11:00am, followed with her burial at Restwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations for mass dedicated in her honor to Amed Hospice.