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Rennee Marie Alderman

June 26, 1960 - February 05, 2020



Rennee Marie Alderman of Cadillac passed away, Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family. She was 59.

Rennee was born June 26, 1960 in Cadillac, Michigan and moved to Fenton as a child. Rennee attended Fenton schools and moved back North to Boon in 1979. She dedicated over 20 years to the elementary schools working as a recess aide, paraprofessional, in the computer room and as a secretary. Rennee worked at McKinley Elementary School for several years, but the majority of her career was spent at Forest View Elementary School. Rennee was well loved and known for her cheery attitude in the schools.

She loved traveling, camping and beach filled vacations with family and friends. Rennee’s greatest love was her family and her time with them. She enjoyed touring around the state on motorcycles with her husband and spending weekends at the motocross track.

On August 6, 1977 at the United Methodist Church in Fenton she married Doug Alderman and he survives her along with their children: Melissa Alderman-Bismack of Cadillac and Quinton (Liz) Alderman of Traverse City; grandchildren: Rae-anna Bengelink, Addyson Bismack, Chloe (Greg) Walkowiak, Seve Colangelo; sisters: Susan (Mark) Sigler, Roxanne (Brad) DuFort and Sherri (Steve) Healey.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Sharon (Oswalt) Kotlark.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Cadillac Grill. Her final resting place will be Maple Hill Cemetery in Cadillac.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Michigan Cadillac Chapter or to the family. An online guestbook is available at

Guest Book

  • Marie Rabun - Feb 7th, 2020 1:49 pm

    "My dear friend Rennee. What an honor to have worked with you for 10 years at McKinkey. What fun we had on our girl weekends with the five cabin girls. Rest pain free my friend. Prayers for you and your family. I will miss you CG and all of our laughs. "

  • Gayle Dixon - Feb 8th, 2020 9:55 am

    "Oh Rennee! What to heart aches that your life was taken so soon! Your love of our kiddos and all of the staff at Forest View shined through every single day! I don’t have words for how much you will be missed! I simply want to remember you for the laughs we always shared at lunch in the staff lounge. Your beautiful smile that always greeted me every day when I came in and left. Our little school in the woods was a better place because of you! Our loss is certainly Heavens gain! May you rest peacefully in Heaven knowing that you touched the lives of children and adults at your job and in life in general. Shine on sweet lady! You were our “Sunshine” now go shine for all eternity to see!!! ♥️🙏🏻♥️"

  • Geandma D - Feb 8th, 2020 10:23 am

    "I shall miss you my dear friend - you were so good to me when I came to Forestview as a Forester Grandparent volunteer, and all our talks - you are now free - free at last my friend. I have cried and prayed for you. Now rest in peace, and know we all love you so much."

  • Dot Leveque - Feb 8th, 2020 10:37 am

    "Doug. I feel so blessed to have worked with Rennee for so many years at Forest View and the fun times we had riding motorcycles together. She will truly be missed by all. My Love to all of you."

  • Diane Gardner - Feb 8th, 2020 11:11 am

    "I met you when I worked at Forest View and thought you were the most sweetest person ever! Your personality shown through your smile lifted people up, you were a great listener and the children loved you when they came to the office to see you! I will forever hold your memory close, use your angel wings well Renee ❤️💯"

  • Ericka Marcusse - Feb 8th, 2020 1:04 pm

    "So sad. Praying for her family "

  • Denise M Green - Feb 8th, 2020 1:31 pm

    "My deepest sympathies go to all her family who stood by her side to get her through each day. Rennee was an amazing warrior who fought harder than anyone Ive know and always had a smile and eternal Hope to carry her thru. I will miss our conversations but glad your out of pain and watching over us all. Prayers to Doug and the rest of the family."

  • Carrie Myers - Feb 9th, 2020 6:07 am

    "So sorry to the whole family for your loss. Rennee was a sweet and wonderful lady who loved what she did at the schools. A tremendous loss for everyone!"

  • Dena Kinnie - Feb 9th, 2020 9:22 am

    "I met Rennee at Forest View, she had the warmest and friendliest presence. I knew when I started working in the office I had big shoes to fill, she was truly loved by staff, parents and students. Her office was decorated in pictures and letters from students expressing how kind she was. Rennee always had a hug and a listening ear for all their stories. I wanted to preserve the office as she had done for so many years and many times I would ask myself “what would Rennee do?” Students and parents would often ask about her and I would send her a message expressing their love for her. Rennee was a very important part of the Forest View family, she will be greatly missed and forever loved. "

  • Jodi Kelley - Feb 10th, 2020 6:44 am

    "So many fond memories of the fun and laughter I had in Fenton, with sweet Rennee. My deepest condolences to the Alderman family."

  • danial steenhagen - Feb 10th, 2020 3:34 pm

    "doug I'm so sorry for your loss, my prayers to you and your family, may the Lord place his arms around you as, you go though this time of sorrow and healing , "

  • Mrs. Kathy Bunnell - Feb 11th, 2020 10:28 pm

    "I taught 5th grade at McKinley school for the many years Rennee worked there. She was a wonderful person, fun, and worked well with all of the students. May you remember that your wife/mom made a difference in this world. Her smile and personality made each day better for the staff and students. May the huge hole in your hearts be a bit smaller knowing this. She thought the world of all of you. --- Kathy Bunnell "

  • Margo Copley - Feb 12th, 2020 2:53 am

    "I recently took my grandkids to play at Forest View playground and remembered how kind Mrs. Alderman had been to my girls. (We had to call her Mrs. Alderman in front of the students.) We were new to the area and she made a big difference in my girls’ lives by being there for them at every recess."

  • Tom and Sally Ederer - Feb 14th, 2020 6:46 am

    "Doug and Quinton and family, our thoughts are with you. Rennee had this beautiful smile always. Remembering our good times at the motocross races with Quinton,Doug and Jake racing. Rennee was always so proud of you two. She sure will be missed. Love you all"

  • Ron and Cheryl Miller - Feb 15th, 2020 6:20 am

    "Doug, we are so sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family. "

  • Deb Gullekson - Feb 15th, 2020 9:55 am

    "She was a sweetheart❣So sorry for your loss 💔"

  • Abigail Vranish - Feb 16th, 2020 2:25 pm

    "Mrs. Alderman was an angel to me. She helped me so much at McKinley School when I needed someone. I will never forget you! Heaven has my angel now! May you Rest In Peace- Abigail Vranish "

  • Linda Vranish - Feb 17th, 2020 9:04 am

    "Rennee was an amazing lady!!! I had the pleasure knowing her from working with her at McKinley! She was so helpful with my daughter and always had a smile on her face. Beautiful inside and out. I will miss you! May you Rest In Peace now my friend. ❤️"

  • Kathleen Bowden - Feb 20th, 2020 8:47 am

    "Quinton and Liz, For the short time I knew Rennee, I can see how much joy she brought to so many. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love, Kathleen"

  • Marie Mercier - Mar 6th, 2020 2:54 pm

    "What a sweet soul! I so enjoyed working with Rennee at Forest View. Her unending smile was always so refreshing. I always appreciated her thoughtfulness. Rennee was such a special treasure and had such a love for children."

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