Renee Bilitz

Passed away on
December 15, 2022

Renee Lynn Bilitz, 36, of Denver, Colorado, passed away unexpectedly, on December 15, 2022, in her home.  This loss was completely unexpected leaving family and friends shocked and deeply saddened.

Renee will be sorely missed and forever remembered.  A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2023, at Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services, 135 Keller Blvd, Beaver Dam, WI 53916, from 10:00 am until the time of the memorial service at 12:00 pm.

Renee was born on June 7, 1986, in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.  She attended primary school at St. Stephen's in Beaver Dam, WI.  After graduating from Beaver Dam High School in 2004, she attended UW Whitewater for one year and then transferred to UW Milwaukee, where she earned a bachelor's in English.

After graduation Renee lived and worked in Milwaukee until 2014 when she moved to Denver, CO.  She worked various jobs including on and off periods as a Pedi cab driver.  In 2016 she took a teaching job at New Heights Academy as a 7th-grade teacher.  For the past four years, she worked at Fareharbor, in business development.  

Renee loved her family and friends very much.  Her dog Mona will forever be the love of her life.  She was a giving, caring, and selfless soul, known by all for her big hugs and beautiful smile.  She had a passion for cooking, and enjoyed camping, biking, and listening to music.  She was a shining light to all who knew her.  When you think of Renee, celebrate the good memories you have of her.  Remember that life is fragile and should be lived to the fullest.  She will be missed more than words could express but she will be forever in our hearts till we meet again.

Renee is survived by her mother, Karen Burns; stepfather Mike Burns of McFarland WI; father John Bilitz; stepmother Karen Bilitz of Beaver Dam WI; her beloved brother, Ryan Bilitz of Beaver Dam WI; stepsiblings Kristi Willey, Cari McPherson, Stefani Landphier, Randy & Keri Burns; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. She also leaves behind her sweet dog, Mona.

She was preceded in death by her stepbrother Will Runck; and her grandparents, Edwin & Beatrice Bilitz and Gerald & Shirley Maleport.

If desired, memorials may be made in Renee's memory to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness).

Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services in Beaver Dam is honored to be serving the family.

“You never said I’m leaving, you never said goodbye. You were gone before we knew it, and only God knew why. A million times we needed you, a million times we cried. If love alone could have saved you, you never would have died. In life we loved you dearly, in death, we love you still. In our hearts, you hold a place that no one could ever fill. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn’t go alone. For part of us went with you, the day God took you home.” Author Unknown.