- Renate Gartner, 77, passed into eternal life at her home in Linneus on December 13th, 2016. She was born July 13, 1939, in Berlin, Germany, the daughter of Willi and Anna (Heyden) Gnekow.
Renate is survived by her three children, Andrea Gartner of Danbury, CT, Willi Gartner of Danbury, CT, Doris Gartner Scott of Linneus; seven grandchildren, George Jabara, Taylor, Rachel, and Rebecca Gartner, Dan Janus, Donnie and Amelia Scott; a sister, Barbara Ganz of Grimmen and many nieces and nephews in Germany. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Ottmar Gartner; a sister, Vera; her step-father Paul Heuer.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 22nd, 2016, at Bowers Funeral Home, 10 Water Street, Houlton, with Darryl Hanning officiating. A luncheon will follow at Renate's home in Linneus. Additionally, a Trisagion Service will be held on Sunday, January 22, 2017 after Liturgy at St. George Church, 125 Kohanza Street, Danbury, CT, with a Celebration of Life following in the church hall. Donations in memory of Renate can be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars at . For an online memory book and to leave condolences please visit