Percy Reno

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died March 13, 2013

Gladstone, MI
Percy Reno, age 89, of Gladstone passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique.

Percy was born June 24, 1923 in Garden, Michigan, the son of Jerry and Victoria (LaRose) Reno. Percy was united in marriage to Bernice Zimmel on January 30, 1943 at the All Saints Catholic Church in Gladstone. She preceded him in death on February 19, 1984. Percy served his country proudly during World War II in the United States Navy. He was a member of All Saints Catholic Church and worked at the Harnischfeger Corporation for many years.

Percy is survived by two daughters, Rose Reno and Katherine (Arsenio) Villanueva, both of Auburn, Washington; two grandchildren, Paul Villanueva and Trina Betts; three great grandchildren, Bryce and Madison Villanueva and Skylar Betts; one sister, Jacqueline Tallman of Martinez, California and numerous nieces and nephews.

Including his wife, Percy was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Eartha Cousineau and Eunice McPhee-Pallas, and four brothers, Vern, Isador, Traceford and Merton.

The family will receive friends on Monday, March 18 from 3:00 PM to 5:15 PM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Military Rites will be conducted at 5:15 PM at the funeral home by the Gladstone American Legion August Mattson Post 71. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 6:00 PM at the All Saints Catholic Church in Gladstone with Rev. Fr. Ronald Timock officiating. A luncheon will be served following services in the church fellowship hall. Percy will be laid to rest in the Fernwood Cemetery.

9 Tributes for “Percy Reno

    Dear Jo and Kathy,My mother, Iris (Zimmel) Maki and our entire family send you our deepest sympathy on the passing of your dad, our Uncle Percy. We are unable to attend his funeral, but please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Much love,
    Tammy (Maki) Hanson

    My family were neighbors of Mr. Reno, he was always a very kind, and soft spoken man. My sincere sympathy to his family, and I sorry I wasn’t able to make the visitation.

    Dear Rose & Kathy so sorry for your loss. Your Dad was such a great guy. He will be missed. I’m out of state so will be unable to attend the services but will be with you in spirit.

    Dear Rose and Katherine,
    Please accept my deepest sympathy regarding the death of your father. My father, Karl H. Zimmel, and my mother, Mary couldn’t speak enough about how wonderful your father was. I know he was a real blessing in my father’s life. He definitely made him loved and wanted. I only met Percy once but I love him too for making my father’s life happier. Blessings be with you and your family.

    Kristin (Zimmel) Ahlstrom

    Sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. I always enjoyed talking with you Dad, especially in the days we would car pool to Harnischfeger. I was the youngest of the car pool and your Dad, Ira Zimmel, and Jule Potvin had a great time pulling pranks on me. All in fun!!

    Dear Rose and Kathy,
    Please accept my deepest sympathy regarding the passing of your father. I have many memories of seeing Uncle Percy during my childhood years in Michigan. He was always so very kind and soft-spoken. My father, Allen Rabitoy, always spoke of Uncle Percy with great fondness.

    Rose and family,My sympathy to you on the loss of your dad.
    Remember your friendship and your family well when I was your neighbor on 3rd St. in Gladstone in the mid 1950’s.

    I had the honor of meeting Percy once when I was little. He was my grandma Airthea’s brother (her name is spelled incorrectly above). My grandma always talked fondly of her brother Percy.

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