Brenda Kae Rumler
February 11, 1949 - September 5, 2020

Brenda Kae Rumler

Brenda Kae Rumler
Feb 11, 1949 - Sep 5, 2020

Brenda Kae Rumler
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Brenda Kae Rumler
Peoria - Brenda Kae Rumler, 71, of Peoria, IL, formerly of St David, was called home to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on September 5th, 2020 at 3:57pm at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Peoria. Born on February 11th, 1949 in Canton, IL to George W. and Elizabeth (Shaw) Lidwell, she married Randal L. Rumler on August 22nd, 1970 in Canton, IL. He survives.
Also surviving are her daughter, Danielle (Steven) Herrmann of Menomonee Falls, WI and her son Ryan (Lauren) Rumler of Washington, IL; Four grandchildren, Elizabeth Grace Herrmann, Gabriel Alexander Herrmann, Anna Marie Rumler, and Grace Kathleen Rumler, and a twin sister, Barbara (Albert) Graves of Slidell, LA. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Brenda was raised and attended grade school in St. David, IL and graduated from high school in Lewistown, IL in 1967. Brenda also graduated from Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL in 1971 with a bachelor's degree in business education.
Brenda worked as an educator at St. David Grade School District 87 for 25 years, from 1972 through 1997 and at Lewistown Unit District 97 from 1997 until she retired in 2005.
Brenda was a member of PEO Chapter CB in Cuba, IL. She served as secretary and chaplain for the Fulton County Retired Teachers Association. She successfully completed 2 years of training in the Teacher's Leadership Academy in 2000. She also served as a Sunday School teacher at St. James Episcopal Church in Lewistown and served on the vestries of St. James and St. Peters Episcopal Church in Canton, IL, and on the greeting team at Summit Point Church in East Peoria, IL.
Brenda had a passion for her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and spent her life making sure that all of her family and friends would spend eternity with her in heaven. She loved shopping, flowers, and traveling, especially in the Caribbean with her sister, brother-in-law, and husband. Brenda loved people and never knew a stranger. Her treasure was in her family and in the cross. God's light was always shining through her, and she made all who met her feel loved and special. She will be missed by all who were fortunate to cross her path.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 11, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton, where visitation will be held Thursday, September 10, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. until 7 p.m.
Due to Covid-19 mandates a mask will be required.
Burial will be held immediately following the services at Greenwood Cemetery in Canton,
Memorials may be made to Summit Point Church in East Peoria, IL.
To leave online condolences or to view Brenda's video tribute, please visit

Rick and Tanya Games on Sep 11, 2020

I am deeply saddened to learn of Brendas passing. May God Bless you all. She was such a beautiful soul.

Oaks-Hines Funeral Home on Sep 10, 2020

Fr. Robert B. Meyer on Sep 10, 2020

Sorry to lean of Brenda's. I enjoyed her so much during my days a Vicar of St. James' Church. May she rest in peace and rise in glory!

Janet Rhodes on Sep 10, 2020

Brenda was a lovely woman and fine teacher. My thoughts are with you, Randy, Danielle, and Ryan.
Janet Rhodes

Reba Ford on Sep 10, 2020

Randy & Family ~ so very sorry for your loss.

Darcy Nelson on Sep 9, 2020

Randy & Family ~ Sending you all my sympathy. I will miss running into Brenda during my trips back to IL. She was always a joy to see with her positive attitude and bright smile. She will be missed by many.

Cindy (Hinds)Levingston on Sep 9, 2020

Randy & family, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, our son had Brenda as a teacher such a wonderful teacher and person, so kind to everyone she met

Dennis & Rhonda Pasley ..Lewistown , Illinois on Sep 9, 2020

Our thoughts & prayers are with the family . so sorry for your loss Randy , Ryan and Danielle ...

Fulton County Retired Teachers Association (Dave L on Sep 9, 2020

Brenda's fellow Fulton County teachers and friends send our condolences to you and your family. We appreciate the service Brenda gave to the FCRTA especially her beautiful prayers at our meetings. She will be missed. As is our custom, a $25 donation has as been made to the Illinois Retired Teachers Association Foundation fund which helps low income retirees pay their bills.

Nancy Wilson on Sep 9, 2020

Randy and families...
My sincere sympathies to the whole family . I enjoyed knowing and working with Brenda! She was just a sweet and kind person! Hugs and prayers for you! 💕🙏🙏

Sharon (Nebergall) Bosserman on Sep 9, 2020

Randy, Danielle, Ryan, and families:
My deepest sympathies to you! Brenda was such a kind person. We will miss her on this earth but will be with her in Heaven one day! Prayers for comfort!

Steven Nebergall on Sep 9, 2020

My wife and I thought she and her family were some of the finest neighbors to be fortunate to have.

Warren Howe on Sep 9, 2020

Randy and Family
Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you

George Meacham on Sep 9, 2020

God Bless the Rumler family. God is with you at this time an forever.

Janet Edmonds on Sep 9, 2020

My heartfelt sympathy and prayers to the family, May the family receive much comfort as you pour out your hearts to God in prayer along with the prayers of many others. Psalm 102:1

Nancy and Mark Chenoweth on Sep 9, 2020

Randy, I remember when the two of you would arrive home at your parents house on Halsey in your spiffy white Chevy. I was in Jr. high and she was always sweet and kind to me. Over the years, we would chance meet and visit as neighbors and small town people do. Reminiscing about those days. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. Keep all of your special memories close to your heart and know we are thinking of you.
Nancy and Mark Chenoweth

Mike Hinds on Sep 8, 2020

Randy,so sorry for your loss. She was a great lady and I know she will be sadly missed by a lot of friends and family. Pam and Mike Hinds

Fred & Nancy Sullivan on Sep 8, 2020

Please accept our deepest sympathy and sincere condolences in your grief and sorrow at this time for Randy and Brenda's entire family.

Torri DelMastro on Sep 8, 2020

Brenda has always and will always hold a special place in my heart and all of the DelMastro’s. She was the best neighbor, teacher and friend. She truly will he missed by all! My thoughts and prayers go out to Randy and the rest of the Rumler family!

Rev. Burton Clarke on Sep 8, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember how kind and helpful she was when I substituted for Mr. Tucker at the St. David school.

Deb Kuchan Eskridge on Sep 8, 2020

Mr Rumler, so very sorry for your loss. (I'm Mary Lou's daughter). Deb Eskridge

Theresa Roscetti on Sep 8, 2020

Dear Randy, Danielle and Ryan, my heart is heavy with the loss of Brenda. She was truly a kind soul and made everyone who knew her feel loved. You will he in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Theresa (Downs) Roscetti

Kathy Yurkovich on Sep 8, 2020

So sorry to hear of your loss. Brenda was a great lady. She Influenced so many young lives as a teacher and left lasting memories for those students. I feel honored to have known her. My condolences to Randy, and the family.

Barbara and Jon Meline on Sep 8, 2020

Randy and Family
Sending deepest sympathy to you and the family. Jon and Barbara MELINE

Sue (Smith) Caton on Sep 8, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Brenda was a special lady. Thoughts and prayers to Randy and her family. Sue Caton

Joyce Price on Sep 8, 2020

My thoughts, prayers and condolences to you all! Brenda was beautiful and kind to all, a very special person! I am so very sorry!
Joyce Price

Jeanne Lindsey on Sep 8, 2020

Randy and. Families, I am so sorry to hear of Brenda’s death. She was a remarkable woman and friend. Her mother and my mother were in the same room when the twins and my sister were born. We used to do yoga class together. Prayers for your family.

Anna Parkinson on Sep 8, 2020

So sorry to hear about your loss. We extend our prayers and sincere condolences. Ralph and Anna Parkinson

Randy Kinnamon on Sep 8, 2020

My condolences to you Randy and the family. May she rest in peace! Randy Kinnamon

Lowell and Mary Aten on Sep 8, 2020

Brenda was truly a beautiful person from the inside to the outside. It was a joy to get to know her as we attended the Fulton County Retired Teachers luncheon meetings. She will be missed and mere words can not expressed our sorry at her passing. Mary and Lowell Aten

Tracy Anderson on Sep 8, 2020

We are deeply saddened by Brenda's passing. She was a genuinely nice, caring person. Such a wonderful teacher for both our kids and as a young teacher just starting her career, for Aaron as well. Heaven has gained a beautiful angel. Randy, you and your family are in our prayers during this difficult time.
Aaron & Tracy Anderson

Cindy Wirebaugh on Sep 8, 2020

Randy I’m so sorry for your loss iDanielle and Ryan She was a good friend and neighbor you are in our thoughts and prayers

Aimee on Sep 8, 2020

My deepest sympathy to her family. She was my favorite teacher.

Craig Miller on Sep 8, 2020

Sorry to hear of Brenda's passing. Deepest sympathy to Randy and her family and friends.

Kelly on Sep 8, 2020

Randy-I’m so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies.

Lorenda Spilker on Sep 8, 2020

Brenda will always be in our hearts, prayers. Lorenda and Alvin Spilker

Lorenda Spilker on Sep 8, 2020

Alvin and Lorenda Spilker. Deepest sympathy.

Lorenda Spilker on Sep 8, 2020

Randy and family, please how loved Brenda was with everyone. She was a great friend and we shall miss her very much. Her smile glowed very brightly. Often, we would see her at Walmart or different stores in Peoria and it was a joy. If, there is anything we can do please let us know Randy. We love you all.

John and Avis Janes on Sep 8, 2020

Randy and family, we are so sad to hear of Brenda's passing. She was such a sweet gal. I know the love you shared will help you through this time. RIP Brenda.

Marla Rumler on Sep 8, 2020

Randy and family- we are so very sorry to hear of the loss of Brenda. She was such a kind person and we were fortunate to have her in the Rumler family. You are all in our
thoughts and prayers.
Mike and Marla Rumler

Gary and Nancy Rumler on Sep 8, 2020

Gary and I are so very sorry for you loss. We are praying for Randy and the rest of the family.

Dee Doubet on Sep 8, 2020

Randy and family — I was so sorry to learn of Brenda’s death. She was such a sweetheart and will be missed by your whole family. You have my sincere sympathy. 💐

Jody Yurkovich on Sep 8, 2020

I think all of us have had people in our lives that we can point to and say they had a huge impact on our lives that has lasted a lifetime. Mrs. Rumler is one of those people for me and I am sure for hundreds if not thousands of others. To this day, whenever I have to select a security question for an account or password reset, I always pick The “Who is/was your favorite teacher” question .... and since the 5th grade my answer has always been Mrs. Rumler .

Thank you for everything Mrs. Rumler, May you Rest In Peace and May God bless the Rumler family .

andy conway on Sep 8, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss Randy.RIP Brenda


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