Louis "Lou" Albert Rennau, June 7, 1939-January 7, 2014

Monday, January 13, 2014 | 2:40 p.m. CST

Louis “Lou” Albert Rennau, 74, of Hannibal, Mo. passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at Levering Regional Healthcare Center in Hannibal.

Funeral services were held 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 13, 2014 at the Smith Funeral Home and Chapel, in Hannibal. Pastor Justin Mosher officiated. Burial was in the Grand View Burial Park.

Mr. Rennau was born June 7, 1939 in Hannibal, Mo. the son of William Louis and Ruby May (Shrum) Rennau. Survivors include one daughter; two cousins, and special friends Kathy Wendt Bown and husband Dick of Black Hawk, S.D. and Mike Sohn of Hannibal, Mo. (Hannibal High School friends), and loving friends and staff at Levering Regional Healthcare.

Mr. Rennau was preceded in death by his parents. Louis was a member of Fifth Street Baptist Church. He was a very talented athlete and musician. Lou graduated from Hannibal High School in 1957. He went on to play baseball for the Chicago White Sox minor league team. Lou played electric piano and vocals in the Roadrunners band and later formed Goldilocks and The Three Bears.

They were regularly booked around Columbia, St. Louis and Lake of the Ozarks, playing for large crowds starting in 1961. They became well known throughout the Midwest and were fully booked for several years.

Memorials may be made to the Fifth Street Baptist Church, in care of Smith Funeral Home and Chapel.

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