Samuel Jeanrenaud, local auto instructor dies
April 26, 2012
Samuel Jeanrenaud, son of Michel and Marcela Jeanrenaud, was born July 6, 1942, in Le Vigan, France. Following WWII, his family began a fresh start in Australia. In 1964, he and his brother immigrated to America to attend Bethany Bible College in Northern, CA. This training chapter was concluded with a Master of Divinity from Fuller Seminary. He obtained an additional Master of Education from the University of Missouri in 1997.
Since Easter, he had been a patient of KC Hospice House. He went to Heaven on April 19,2012. Surviving him are his wife, Sharon; 3 daughters, Chantal Tuell, Janell Ulrich, and Heidi Jeanrenaud; son, Stephen, 2 grandchildren, six brothers and 3 sisters.
Samuel has been an entrepreneur, owning a Christian bookstore and running a car repair business. Since coming to Leeís Summit in 1993, he taught automotive mechanics in Cass Career Center and Shawnee Mission West High School. Samuel was instrumental in establishing the Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES) Certification in the Harrisonville High School.
Automotive students found Samuelís instruction vital in preparing for competition in VICA (Vocational Clubs of America.) His involvement also included serving as a judge for the yearly competition.
Samuel was a youth minister and pastor in various Christian denominations, including Presbyterian, Methodist, Evangelical Covenant, Assembly of God and Interdenominational. Numerous Full Gospel Business Menís Fellowship International Chapters in the United States requested his services as a speaker for their monthly gatherings.
Continuing in the footsteps of parents of integrity, officers in the Salvation Army, Samuelís quest for godly character included participating in the menís weekly gathering of TGIW (Teaching Godís Infinite Wisdom,) in Leeís Summit.
Family and friends are encouraged to celebrate the life of Samuel Jeanrenaud at his memorial service at Leeís Summit Community Church, May 1, 2012, at 6:00 p.m. for the visitation and 6:30 p.m. for a memorial service. In lieu of flowers, donations to assist with funeral costs may be made to: Sharon Jeanrenaud, P. O. Box 1523, Leeís Summit, MO 64063