Renee Wiltfong

Renee Wiltfong, 57, of Hanna, Indiana passed away Saturday, December 3, 2022. She was surrounded by family and passed peacefully in her home after her hard-fought battle with cancer. 


Renee was born December 14, 1964, in La Porte to Russell and Barbara (Cooper) Fort. She went on to become a loving mother, grandmother, wife, friend, and overall pillar in many people’s life. 


Renee’s love transformed the lives of everyone she encountered. She brought a bounty of beauty to everything she did…with her restaurant, her smile and unbounded love for her family and friends. She had a remarkable ability to connect with people, share herself and evoke that same spirit of love in each person she knew. 


In 2015 Renee married Delbert Wiltfong who survives. 


Renee was the owner of Renee’s Café and Catering in Kingsford Heights, Indiana. A dream she had her whole life that she was very proud of. 


Renee is survived by her parents, Russell and Barbara Fort of Union Mills, Indiana; her husband, Delbert of Hanna Indiana; her children, Dawn Robinson of Kingsford Heights, Indiana, Vicki (Eddie) Nelson of Kingsford Heights, Indiana, Krystal (Rob) Kuehl of Union Mills, Indiana ; and Chad Allen of Tampa, Florida; a sister, Robyn (Dan) Grzelak; brothers, Russell Fort Jr. and Randy Fort; grandchildren, Asheley (Phillip), Summer (Dalton), Audrey, Haylee, and Noah; and great grandchildren, Phillip Jr., Gracelynn, Hayden, and Sienna. 


Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, December 8, 2022, at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana.


Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, December 9, 2022, at the Funeral Home.


Burial will follow at Kingsbury Cemetery. 


Memorial contributions may be made to Lighthouse Assembly of God, 505 Park Street, Kingsford Heights, Indiana 46346.


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