Kirk George Rennie, 56, left this earth on July 24th, 2023, in his home in Rapid City, SD.
Kirk was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania on August 6th, 1966. Kirk was a “wild child” and loved to live life on the edge. He graduated from Abington Heights High School in 1984 and was a part of the Chinchilla Hose Co. where he was a Junior Firefighter. Afterwards, Kirk joined the United States Air Force as a Missiles Facilities Specialist, where he was later stationed at Ellsworth Air Force Base in Rapid City, SD.
After arriving in South Dakota, Kirk and Tina welcomed his first daughter, Britney, into this world. A few years later he married Dawn and welcomed his second daughter, Ashley. During this time Kirk continued chasing his other “love” in life, firefighting. It was a passion he felt strongly about, and he loved to share stories of the fires he fought and the friendships he made along the way. Outside of his family and love for firefighting, Kirk enjoyed riding motorcycles. He also had a love for animals, and he would often bring home stray kittens to Ashley. Kirk liked to show a tough exterior, but his family knew he had a softer side. Kirk could be found playing Barbies where he had to be the maid, eating a Happy Meal for lunch just to bring home a special Beanie Baby, or teaching his kids how to do burn outs in an empty parking lot. And he certainly couldn’t pass up a Friday night at the Black Hills Speedway. Kirk even braved the crowds and waited in line for hours one Black Friday just to get his grandson some special toys.
Though his story had an unfortunate and untimely ending, Kirk left an impact on many people in his life and certainly left his mark on the world. He had a kind heart and though he may not have liked to show it, he truly loved with everything he had.
Kirk is survived by his father and mother, Wade and Phyllis Rennie of Dalton, PA; his sister, Tara (Thomas) Molchan of Waverly, PA; his daughters, Ashley (James) Adams of Sturgis, SD and Britney (Chris) Buol of Sioux Falls, SD; as well as his three bonus children whom he loved like his own, Renee Lange of Brenham, TX; Alissa (Travis) Whittecar of Oklahoma City, OK; and Tyler (Brittany) Lange of Forney, TX. Also surviving are his many grandchildren who he loved to brag about, Taten, Oakley, James (JJ), Tabion, Hadley, Zoey, Leo, Gemma, Avery, and Maddox. He is also survived by his special friend, Nancie.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, George and Marian Rennie, Daniel and Mary Hughes, and Fred and Beulah Mitchell; as well as his two brothers, Darren Rennie and Brett Hughes.
Committal services with military honors will be 1:30 p.m. on August 18, 2023, at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.kinkadefunerals.com.