Reno Jerome Droll, 89, of Tipton, entered eternal rest Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Cedar Manor Nursing Home. Friends and family may gather at Fry Funeral Home, Tipton on Friday, May 12 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM for a time of visitation, with a public rosary to begin at 3:30. Funeral mass will be held on Saturday, May 13, 10:00 AM at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Tipton, with inurnment to conclude at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Memorials in Reno's honor may be directed to Cedar Manor Nursing Home. Online condolences may be shared at www.fryfuneralhome.com.
Reno's life journey began on April 5, 1928 in Riverside, Iowa where he was born to Jerome and Genevieve (Knebel) Droll. He graduated from St. Mary's High School in Riverside with the class of 1946. Reno married the love of his life, Monica Jeanne Ryan on August 19, 1950, in Riverside. The couple made their home in Tipton where they reared their six children.
Reno's employment years were spent working for the Breese Company NAPA Auto Parts from 1948 to 2002. He took one year of leave from Breese's in 1949 and served his country in the U.S. Army. He returned to Tipton and worked for Breese's until his retirement in 2002. Reno was a member and past president of the Rotary Club of Tipton (Paul Harris Fellow). He was also a long time member of St. Mary's Parish in Tipton in addition to membership in the Tipton Golf and Country Club and the Knights of Columbus (Fourth Degree Knight).
Surviving Reno is his wife, Jeanne, and children, Sue (Dan) Ciucki, Mary Jo (Doug) Grove, Michael (Renee) Droll, Margaret "Peg" Johnson, Stephen Droll, and Jane (Babe) Osborn; sister, Veva (Droll) Jenn; 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Vern, Ivo and Walter Droll, and sisters Evelyn Schnoebelen, Luella Beranek and infant sister Delores.
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Reno was the best to us NAPA reps, including this ex Balkamp rep. Always a joy and so much fun to call on the gang at Tipton. My Sympathy to the family.
Peg and family, my sincerest condolences on your loss of your dear father. I will forever remember what a nice and good humored gentleman he was and the bright twinkle in his eye when he spoke. I really liked it when you... more
Droll family we're sorry for your loss and have you in our prayers!
Mike and family, Sorry to hear of your loss. Sure sounds he lived an incredible life.
Jane and family, so sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers
I am so sorry for your loss. I hope that you can find comfort, as I do, knowing that Reno, Kevin, Sprague and Shorty will all be together rooting for the Cubbies!