Renae M. (Sandhoefner) Simenson, 69, of Eden Prairie, passed away Aug. 29, 2017 after a two-year courageous battle with gastric cancer.

Renae M. (Sandhoefner) Simenson, 69, of Eden Prairie, passed away Aug. 29, 2017 after a two-year courageous battle with gastric cancer. Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 16515 Luther Way, Eden Prairie, with visitation starting at 10 a.m. Arrangements are with Huber Funeral & Cremation Services, Eden Prairie Chapel, 952-949-4970, www.huberfunerals.com.

Renae was a wonderful wife and mother, adoring grandmother, and a caring friend to all. She was a graduate of Sleepy Eye High School, class of 1965. A 30+ year employee of Eden Prairie Schools, she was affectionately known as "the voice of Eden Prairie Schools." Renae was also a longtime member of Immanuel Lutheran Reformation Choir and the Eden Prairie Lioness.

She was preceded in death by grandparents, Otto and Ella Markert and Joseph and Freida Sandhoefner. She is survived by parents, Delbert and Eunice Sandhoefner; brother, Lynn (Jan) Sandhoefner; sister, Jill (Pastor Bill) Reck; husband, Gary; daughters, Julia Simenson Smith and Sarah (Ryan) Wenkus; grandchildren, Quinnlan and Calista Smith and Parker and Paige Wenkus.