Rene Marcel (Gutzmer) Menser

Rene Marcel (Gutzmer) Menser, 54, of Greenfield, passed away Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, at her residence with her husband by her side. She was born on June 30, 1960, in Indianapolis as the daughter of Eugene H. Gutzmer and Joan (Coffee) Gutzmer Beamon.

She graduated from John Marshall High School in 1978, and she married Stephen Menser on Aug. 16, 1997, in Indianapolis.

Rene worked for Ford Motor Company in Indianapolis. She attended Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Indianapolis for 18 years.  She enjoyed her pets, sports and gardening in her free time. She also loved to spend time at the beach, at her home and by the pool. Rene loved her family and friends and the time she spent with them.

She is survived by her husband, Stephen C. Menser of Greenfield; son, John Andrew Bodine of Indianapolis; step-son, Logan C. Menser; grandson, Jaden Bodine; brothers, Kevin Eugene (Patricia) Guztmer and Guy Franklin (Jo) Gutzmer both of Indianapolis; sister, Ardith Anne Gutzmer Volk of Indianapolis; and several nephews and a niece.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be at 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. immediately following visitation at Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory, 1484 W. US Hwy. 40, Greenfield, IN 46140. Pastor Russ Jarvis will be officiating.  Burial will follow at Philadelphia Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Hancock Regional Foundation, Attn: Hospice Fund, 801 N. State St., Greenfield, IN 46140 or envelopes will be available at the mortuary.

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