Alex was born Feb. 8, 1993, the son of Keith and Angie (Vaske) Renken. He was raised in Remsen and attended St. Mary's Catholic School graduating in 2011. Alex has been a Le Mars Daily Sentinel paper carrier since he was 8 years old. At the age of 16 he then began working at Wal-Mart in Le Mars.
Alex was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church and was also an altar server.
He loved to help others and spend time with his family. He enjoyed camping, playing and watching football. He was an avid Minnesota Vikings and North Carolina Tarheels basketball fan.
Survivors include: his parents, Keith and Angie Renken, his brother and sisters, Cassandra, Phillip and Rachael, all of Remsen; a foreign exchange student sister, Yeo Kyung An of South Korea; maternal grandparents, Aloysius and Susie Vaske of Remsen; paternal grandmother, Ethel Renken of Le Mars; aunts and uncles, Rick Vaske, Laurie (Todd) Gerritts, both of Remsen, Joe Vaske of Houston, Texas, Andy Vaske, of Remsen, Mary Vaske, of Le Mars, Connnie (Franco) Taracena, of Sioux City, Tom (Katie) Vaske, of Le Mars, Connie (Glen) Kellen, of Le Mars, Nancy (Steve) Scholten, of Alton, Julie (Eric) Athens, of Le Mars, and Joyce (Ryan) Barents, of Le Mars; and numerous cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Marvin Renken, and an uncle Terry Renken in infancy.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen with the Rev. William McCarthy officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery in Remsen. Visitation will be anytime after 4 p.m. Thursday. There will be a parish rosary at 5 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m., all at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen.
Services have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home and Monument in Remsen.
Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com.