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Rena D. Menard, 27

Rena Darlene Menard, 27, died July 31.

Born Aug. 19, 1986, to Raymond and Lonnie.

She is survived by her parents; sisters, Naomi (Jake) Walsh, Adriel (Wes) Anderson with niece, Audra; boyfriend, Jerry Diaz; grandmothers, Jeanne Ptaschinski and Darlene Erickson; and Great Dane, Bates.

Rena graduated Hastings High School in 2004, attended college at UW-Stout and McNally Smith, and spent the last 3.5 years working in Africa, helping the poor.

Memorial will be at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Hastings, Minnesota, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8, with visitation Friday, 4-8 p.m. and Saturday, 9-10 a.m.

Her genuine, warm, and fun personality will be missed, but we'll do our best to be a bit more like Rena.

A picnic-party in celebration of who Rena was will follow the funeral. All are welcome.

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