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Bertani, Reno

In Loving Memory

Bertani, Reno E.

June 30, 1932 - February 14, 2024

passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2024.

Beloved husband of the late Marlene Bertani (nee Staiber); dearest father of Michael (Cheri) Bertani, Cheryl (Curt) Adams, Matthew (Stacey) Bertani and the late Gina and Lisa; dear grandpa of Jason (Traci) Bertani, Elizabeth (Kevin) Rugg, Andrew (Tiffany) Krausz, Daniel (Brittany) Turnbull, Angela (Anthony) Bush, Hailey Bertani and Hayden (Johanna Franke) Bertani; dear great-grandpa of Blake, Kayla, Megan, Alexander, Christopher, Nate, Kaylin, Macey, Camdan, Violet, Lilly and Asher; best friend of Molly; our dear uncle and friend of many.

Reno was retired from Anheuser-Busch.

Service from KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Gravois Rd. on Monday, February 19, 10:00 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.  Visitation Sunday 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.


5 thoughts on “Bertani, Reno E.”

  1. Our sincere condolences to Reno’s family. He will be greatly missed. We shared a lot of laughs, and road trips with him and Marlene, and made a lot of memories along the way, that we will always cherish. You always had a story to tell. Thank you Reno for being there for me when I had my heart surgery and always thinking of us, I know Al will miss your weekly conversations.
    Your friends
    Linda and Al Kalil

  2. The neighbor you pray your kids and grandkids will live next to. A kind and merry old soul; the consummate gentleman. Even in the hardest of times he would show me how to do it right. More times than I can count, we’d just lean on our fence and spend time. You were good company Reno. I will miss it there.

  3. So sorry for your families loss. He was a strong pillar in the family. Words are not worthy of your love you shared. Cheryl as his daughter be strong and steady.

  4. My deepest sympathies to Reno’s family. He will be greatly missed. I met your dad in 1972 when Linda & I joined the South Side Conservation Federation. He and I became friends almost instantly, we shared so many things in common, from the neighborhood we grew up in to our likes and dislikes, to the people we knew. We shared a lot of laughs, road trips, and vacations and a lot of “Happy Hours” with him and your mom, and made a lot of memories along the way, that we will always cherish. From camping at Tea Lakes, the fishing on the dock and sitting around the campfires at the Lake houses. Maybe there was a few beers involved also.
    Thank you for being there when I needed someone to talk too.
    You were always a true friend and I will miss you not being in my life.
    Farewell my friend! Rest in peace! “Salute” !

  5. I couldn’t have asked for a better neighbor when we moved in 32 years ago. The best way to describe Reno is “he was my St. Louis Dad”! I was always knocking on his door. Any time I needed a tool, I knew where to go. Whenever I needed advice on fixing something, I knew who to ask. The best thing about it was that instead of fixing the problem for me, he taught me how to do it. When I wanted something creative made with wood, I’d ask Reno if he felt like doing a project. Reno has made me some neat things, and I’ve seen some nice things he’s made for others.
    My way of thanking him over the years has been making a meal or dessert, especially after Marlene passed away. His response was always, “What are ya trying to do, make me fat”? But he never turned it down.
    I’m going to miss that neighborly advice, storytelling, and expertise.
    Miss You,


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