Gary J. Renard 73, passed away peacefully on February 26, 2022, with his family by his side. He was born in Namur on June 10, 1948, to Howard and Angela (Bouche) Renard. Gary graduated from Southern Door High School in 1966 and purchased Renard’s Cloverleaf Dairy in the same year. On August 19, 1967, he married his high school sweetheart, Bonnie Vandertie.
Gary’s passion was for his business and cheesemaking and was a lifetime member of the Eastern Wisconsin Cheesemaker and Buttermaker Association. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and his family. He also enjoyed playing cards and entertaining with family and friends.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Bonnie; son, Chris (Ann) Renard, and their daughters, Samantha, Gabrielle, Taylor, and Carrie; daughter, Cathy Jo (Joe) Albert, and their sons, Noah, and Vinny; father, Howard Renard; brothers, Joe (Judi) Renard, Brian (Tina) Renard, Paul (Cindy) Renard, John (Desray) Renard; a sister, Mary (Neal) Bessett; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded by his mother; daughter, Carrie Renard; brother, Robert Renard; in-laws, Lawrence and Alma Vandertie.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 4, 2022, at St. Francis and St. Mary’s Parish in Brussels with Rev. Edward Looney officiating. Entombment will be in the Shrine of Good Shepherd Mausoleum. Visitation will be on Thursday from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church on Friday. A prayer service will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home on Thursday.