Benefit 4 Neil Rentuma's Daughters

$4,855 of $10k goal

Raised by 60 people in 16 months
Dean Watkins
on behalf of Shannon Lovelace
 PASADENA, MD
On Thursday November 19th, the life of Neil Rentuma, a man who was a father, a son, a brother and a friend, ended without warning.  

In the wake of his death, he has left a void that will never be filled. Any and everyone who knew Neil, will certainly miss him for the rest of their lives. But the people that will be affected most are the people he brought into this world and are his true legacy. His children...

His 3 daughters, Gabby, Jett and Rowan shared that long night that we all must go through in the face of losing a loved one. In their case it was much to early. While they deal with losing a father at  such an
early age. The last thing they need to be worrying about is how to afford taking care of his arrangements.

Gabby lives in Des Moines with her grandparents while Jett and Rowan live in Texas with their mother Shannon. Neil was living and working in Chicago at the time of his death. Gabby's grandparents are stepping up to help pull things together and give Neil his final resting place. He will be cremated in Chicago and Gabby will bring his remains back to Des Moines. It will require a lot of travel, time and most of all expense.

With the holidays fast approaching, this would be a huge burden on them all. Not to mention they will no longer have any financial contribution coming from Neil. I know Neil has blessed so many of us with his heart, smile, laughter and life that we can pull together to help his amazing family out. As I said, the holiday’s are coming and there’s no better cause I can think of than to show our compassion and help these beautiful people make it through this trying time in their lives.

I know we have plenty of friends and family that love Neil and would give anything to have him here for one more day to shower him with love if we had the chance. But since that’s not possible, lets show an outpouring of love for him by giving his family peace of mind and take care of him the way he would for any of us!

Thank you for giving!
Peace and love to all who are hurting from his loss…
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Update 4
Posted by Dean Watkins
15 months ago
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MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! The holidays are fast approaching. Soon the hustle and bustle will be over for most of us. But for some the holidays will never be the same. We all will be missing loved ones at the holidays. Some because they live too far away to be with us and some that have passed and we'll never be able to share these days with again.

We know it's Christmas time... But there are 3 beautiful girls that are going to be without their father this year. This GoFundMe campaign is for them. To be able to bring them together during this time and to help for Neil's arrangements. We're nearly halfway to our goal. We've had some very generous donations so far and some people think that if they only give a small amount they'll be embarrassed. But please know that is not the case! ANYTHING is welcomed but even a thought or prayer would be appreciated. If we raise enough it will also pay for the girls to be in attendance for our memorial for Neil here in Maryland on January 11th at Twain's Tavern (formerly Bamboo Bernie's).

Hope everyone has a great Christmas and New Year!
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Update 3
Posted by Dean Watkins
16 months ago
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Thank you all so much! We're almost to the halfway mark in less than a week. Please share and give as much as you can. Even if it's 1 share or $1. His girls and family could really use it and they appreciate it more than you could ever imagine!

God Bless...
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Update 2
Posted by Dean Watkins
16 months ago
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I can tell you first hand what an amazing feeling it is to see this outpouring of emotion and giving during this time of need. I can't tell you how much it is appreciated by the family while they deal more important issues right now.

I'm going to be pushing and pushing like Jerry Lewis on Labor Day until we EXCEED the goal. I know some people are strapped and have to wait to contribute and that's completely understandable. But can I ask everyone to share even if you can't give right now?

Ask your friends and family to help out even if it's only a dollar. You all are just amazing and this feels so good to be apart of and help.

THANK YOU ALL!!
Keep giving and sharing please
With Jett & Rowan in July
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Update 1
Posted by Dean Watkins
16 months ago
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Look what we got in only an hour!! C'mon peeps... It's for Neil's girls and it's payday. It feels soooooo good to give.
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$4,855 of $10k goal

Raised by 60 people in 16 months
Created November 20, 2015
Dean Watkins  
on behalf of Shannon Lovelace
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$25
Maria Meister
15 months ago

May God bless Neil's family & friends with peace and happiness.

$100
Kelly Lemaster'Wagner
15 months ago

When I would speak about Neil, I would refer to him, "as the guy who always had a smile on his face". Much love to Neils family.

$20
Anonymous
15 months ago
JR
$30
Jose Rebellon
15 months ago
$50
Anonymous
15 months ago
GF
$25
Greg Fonakov
15 months ago
$25
Anonymous
15 months ago
$200
Warren Loudermilk
15 months ago

Keep on Rockin Neil !!!!!

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$25
Lisa Moore (Malaska)
15 months ago

Hoping to help his precious girls during this sad time. RIP Neil. ...

RR
$300
Robb Rood
16 months ago

This is a joint contribution from the Roods and the Nelsons. We hope it helps a little.

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