Philip John Rentz, age 69, of Ottawa, passed away Thursday, August 12, 2021.
Cremation rites were accorded. There will be no services. Gladfelter-Roetker Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
Philip was born in Peoria, Illinois August 12, 1952 to Bernard and Marie Rentz. He was a graduate of Ottawa High School and Illinois State University. Philip was an avid history buff and collector of model trains and cars. He was a member of the Civil War Club, Oldsmobile Club and several train and car collector clubs. Philip retired from Local 150 of the International Union of Operating Engineers.
Survivors include his sister, Susan Barlow; brother-in-law, Martin Less; nieces and nephews, Christine (Samuel) Allen, Charles (Niamh Potter) Barlow, Jordan (Vetha Foley) Less and Jessica Less; and one great-nephew, Maverick Less. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard and Marie Rentz; a sister Jane Less; and brother-in-law, Charles Barlow.