Rena G. Gravunder
April 29, 2020
Rena G. Gravunder, 80, of New Auburn, WI, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, at Care Partners Assisted Living in Bloomer.
She was born October 31, 1939, in the Chippewa County Town of Sampson to Alvin and Iola (Loofboro) Ling. She attended school in New Auburn and married Delmar Gravunder on August 18, 1956. They later divorced and she married Raymond Komro on October 17, 1998. He passed away December 28, 1998.
Rena worked as a clerk for Loofboro Auction Service. She also worked as a cook at Pokonokah Hills Girl Scout Camp in New Auburn. In addition, she worked at Jerome Foods and Head Start.
Rena’s hobbies included traveling, cooking, dancing, gardening, and visiting with her family and friends. She had a special place in her heart for her Head Start kids.
She is survived by her ex-husband, Delmar; four children, Victoria (Dennis) Kellen of New Auburn, Brenda (Paul) Carlson of New Auburn, Chris Gravunder of Bloomer, and Dawn Gravunder of Bloomer; three grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; a sister, Wanda Cutsforth of New Auburn; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Rena was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ray; a sister, Corrine Cutsforth; her granddaughter, Denise Kellen; brother-in-law, Allan Cutsforth; and a niece, Tammy Ringer.
Due to public health concerns, there will be no public services held at this time. Private burial will be held at New Auburn Cemetery. Family and friends are encouraged to visit Rena’s online obituary and video montage online (Note: Video will be posted on May 6).
In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to the Bloomer Food Pantry in Rena’s name.
Thompson Funeral Home & Chippewa Valley Cremation Services in Bloomer is serving the family.
Due to public health concerns, there will be no public services held at this time.
Private burial will be held at New Auburn Cemetery.
Wendy Nelson So sorry for your loss at the time she was very kind person I enjoyed her at head start. She was a good cook for the children.
June 25 at 6:45pm
Bonnie (Nicol) Peterson We are all so sorry to hear of Rena's passing. She was a wonderful woman and made our parents' (Bob & Junie Nicol) later years very special by her care for them. We will always think of her with love. Bonnie and Karl Peterson
May 26 at 2:04pm
Janet Pingel So sorry for your loss. I was sad to hear of Rena's passing. She was lovely to work with at Head Start. She was so kind and loving with the children . She was a hard worker who needed to be told to take a break sometimes. Family was important to her too, as she talked about them a lot.
May 11 at 1:39pm
Dawn Gravunder On behalf of Rena's family Thank you !! For your kind words .
May 8 at 9:07PM
Julie Severson Sorry to hear of Rena's passing. I enjoyed my time working side by side with her at Head Start in Almena. We were a great team and she was so loving and patient with the kids. We also shared the white dove. When my children were toddlers, she took Freddy in and kept him for about 5 years before she returned him to us. Many fond memories of Rena. Especially her giggle and smile. Prayers of comfort to all of her family.7
May 8 at 4:20PM
Barb Gravunder Ihme & Dave Ihme Memories and love live in our hearts forever. Please know you and your families are in our thoughts and prayers... as requested, we have made a donation to the Bloomer Food Pantry in Rena's name.
May 7 at 3:19PM
Kathy Shultz Sorry for your loss. Wonderful photo memories.
May 6 at 9:50PM
Barb (Martinsen) Clinton I am so sorry for your loss. May God surround you with love and give you peace as you navigate the waves of grief. Rena was a sweet, loving woman whom I admired. Even though we are cousins, we didn’t interact much the last two decades since we have been working overseas as missionaries most of our time. Condolences and much love to you all.❤️
May 6 at 7:09PM
Pam Loofboro Sorry for our loss Rena will be missed greatly
May 6 at 1:04PM
Deb (Loofboro) Brown I am so very sorry for your loss. I am Rena's cousin. My memories of her are that she always had a smile on her face and kind words from her mouth. May your memories help to comfort your hearts.
May 6 at 6:11AM
Julie Foiles I am very sorry for your Loss, I hope your memories bring you some comfort.
May 6 at 5:47AM
Joy Washburn I’m sorry for your family’s loss. I was blessed to spend the last 4 months with her. Thank you for sharing the video, it was a beautiful way to remember her. Joy, Heartland Hospice
May 5 at 11:08PM
Mary Mikula Brenda and family, We are sending our prayers for your Dear Mom. ❤ (I didn't realize she was a cook at Pokanoka Hills; I was a camp counselor there, ....way back when.)
May 5 at 7:06PM
rocky and lori cutsforth so sad to hear about Aunt Rena, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Rocky, Lori, Sawyer, and Austin
May 1 at 3:29PM