Rena Marie Koepke (Chase), 48, of Ponca, NE passed away on Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 in Hartington, NE. Private family Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Mohr Funeral Home in Ponca, NE.
Rena was born on July 1st, 1970 in Norwalk, CA, the daughter of Richard and Rita Chase (Debaca). She graduated from Ponca High School. After high school Rena joined the work force and became very successful in sales.
As a child Rena enjoyed horseback riding, baseball, and spending time at the beach. Rena was a very passionate woman which led her to becoming a foster parent and taking in numerous children in need. One of Rena's greatest passions in life was being a mother and grandmother. Spending time with her family was one of her favorite things to do. Being able to live with her son Bubba made life a little extra special for her. She had a big heart and a beautiful contagious laugh. Rena was always willing to help people in need at the drop of a hat no matter where she was at in her own life.
Survivors include father, Richard Chase of Ponca, NE; daughter, Kyla Koepke of Burbank, SD; son, Richard (Bubba) Koepke of Hartington, NE; brother Richard Jr. (Michele) Chase; sister Ranessa Chase; granddaughter, Kinzlea Koepke of SD; grandmother, Marilyn Chase; nephews Rusty and Michael Chase; and great nephew, Justin Chase all of Ponca, NE
Greeting her at heaven's gates are her son, Paul Koepke; mother, Rita Chase; brother, Russell Chase, grandparents, Miguel and Adelaide CDebaca, William Chase, and Carolyn Brown.
"Renessa and family....Even though I did not have the pleasure of knowing Rena, I see the zest for life that she must of had as seen through her eyes! Your family will have a living memory of her through the resemblance she shared with Renessa. God bless and keep the memories alive."