Renee Eu­nice Rubin, a resident of Eagle River, Wis., since 1976, passed away at Ascension Eagle River Hospital on Feb. 29, 2020.

Renee was born on Sept. 9, 1967, in a nursing facility immediately adjacent to Windsor Castle in London, England. Hence, she could laughingly claim to “entering into life close to Royalty.”

Renee was the only child of Ray and Eunice Rubin, and was preceded in death by her mother, Eunice (Brunn) Rubin.  

Renee previously lived in the Minneapolis area and Mexico City, prior to moving to Eagle River.

Renee graduated from the Eagle River School Systems and subsequently attended University of Minnesota (Duluth), Nicolet College, and ultimately graduated from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where she majored in Business Administration.

After graduation, Renee initially worked in the family retail business in Eagle River. She also had employment in the County Land Assessors Department, and at Trees For Tomorrow where she was employed as an Administrative Assistant and was instrumental in planning “Trees” first golf outing fundraiser.  

Renee loved to travel and did so extensively with her parents throughout the United States, Mexico and to various fishing camps in Canada. At time of passing, she had commenced planning for a trip to Alaska this fall.

She was an active member of the Eagle River Area Jaycees and loved serving her community. Of special note was the period of years that Renee spent in leadership of the local Jaycees organization. During the period that she led the local group, she was also provided the opportunity to become a Regional Director of the organization, and was subsequently recognized for starting “more new Jaycee groups in Wisconsin than any other prior individual in that position.”  

To say Renee loved nature would be an understatement! Activities that brought her great joy included hiking, biking, picking berries and flowers, camping in the Porcupine Mountains and Sylvania, campfires, kayaking, golfing, watching the northern lights and, of course, sunbathing!

She loved boat rides on the Chain, sunsets, playing games with friends, dartball, volleyball, traveling and dogs of any kind. In recent years she also developed a major passion for photography, and frequently during a car trip, would insist on stopping and getting out to take some pictures.

Renee’s kind and fun-loving spirit brought delight to any function she attended.

Renee is survived by her father, Ray; and her Aunt Carol, who resides in South Carolina.

Her father, Ray, would  like to take this opportunity to extend words of great appreciation to her “great family of very close friends” who she always enjoyed being with over the past years, and especially that circle of special individuals who were with her in her final hours. THANK YOU AGAIN!

A funeral service for Renee will be held approximately mid-April at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Eagle River. A time and date will be announced at a later time.

Any memorials in Renee’s name should be provided for either Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., or Hazelden Foundation in Center City, Minn.