Joan Renninger

Obituary of Joan Renninger

Joan Eckhart Renninger, 85, of Lower Paxton Twp., died Monday, March 2, 2020 in her home. Joan was born August 29, 1934 in Oberlin, PA to the late John J. Eckhart and Erma Wise Eckhart. She was a 1952 Graduate of Steelton High School and began her career working for the United States Air Force and United States Army as an Administrative Assistant and Protocol Officer. On August 25, 1956, she married Jack L. Renninger, Jack passed away on February 14, 1979. After Jack's death, Joan was able to find love again and shared her life for 31 years with her companion John J. Dooley. John passed away on April 6, 2011. Joan loved the outdoors and adventure. She obtained her Private Pilot's License. As a Birder, she traveled to 27 countries. She hiked mountains, went on an African Safari and rode a mule from the top of the Colorado Grand Canyon to the floor of the Canyon. In her travels, she enjoyed many wild animals and exotic birds. Joan experienced several different cultures as she visited her destinations. She was very active in The Stony Creek Valley Coalition. She was a strong advocate and spokesperson for the protection and integrity of the Stony Creek Valley and Scenic River against the encroachment of Developers and Indiantown Gap Military Reservation. She was a long time member of the Susquehanna Trail Club, the Appalachian Audubon Society, and the Lancaster Audubon Club. Joan has no surviving family. She has however, cultivated numerous long lasting friendships through her years of travel, culinary groups and neighborhood friends who consider themselves as part of Joan's family. Joan was extremely interesting to spend time with and listen to her stories. She led an active lifestyle and was involved in her community throughout her entire journey in life. Private services will be held at the convenience of her friends. Wiedeman Funeral Home and Cremation Services-Harrisburg is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made Humane Society of Greater Harrisburg - https://www.humanesocietyhbg.org/ or animal charity of your choice.
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Saturday
21
March

Visitation 1

9:30 am - 10:30 am
Saturday, March 21, 2020
Wiedeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services-Harrisburg
2253 Derry Street
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Saturday
21
March

Service Information

10:30 am
Saturday, March 21, 2020
Wiedeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services-Harrisburg
2253 Derry Street
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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