RENTSCHLER, Marilyn Aug 2, 1939 – Aug 19, 2021

Marilyn Joyce (Fry) Rentschler, 82, Dupont, passed away at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021, at St. Rita’s hospital.
She was born Aug. 2, 1939, in Burnettsville, Indiana, the daughter of Alvin and Wilmira (Dewitt) Fry.
On April 19, 1958, in her parents’ home, North of Burnettsville, she married Robert Helvie. They were married for almost 30 years and then divorced. She married Dan Geisler in 1988, and he preceded her in death in 1990. On Feb. 14, 1997, she married Phillip J. Rentschler, and he preceded her in death May 27, 2015.
Marilyn, or Joyce as her family and friends called her, graduated from Burnettsville High School May 9, 1957. She devoted time to her family and her church. In her later years, she worked at T.M. Morris for over 20 years and was known for her careful work. She was a devoted and generous mother and grandmother.
Survivors include first husband, Robert L. Helvie, Valparaisio; son, Michael Helvie and wife, Cindy, of Kathmandu, Nepal; daughter, Marilyn and husband, Howard Shepard, of Dupont, Ohio; stepchildren Cynthia and husband, Greg Pownell, Logansport, Karen and husband, Barry Capper, Plymouth; grandchildren, Eric and wife, Megan Helvie, New York, and Melody and husband, Jared Rensberger, Pasadena, California, Jonathon and Zachary Shepard, Dupont, Ohio, Deborah and husband, Trevor Moats, Cloverdale, Ohio; stepgrandchildren, Cameron and wife, Kayla Capper, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Blake Pownell, Logansport, and Bailey Capper, Cincinnati; sisters Nada Rouch and Juanita Stanton.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and son, Maurice, who died as an infant; sister, Kay, Bonnie; and brother, Alvin.
Her memorial service will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, at Logansport Nazarene Church, 109 W. Clinton St., Logansport, with the Rev. Tom Beck officiating.

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