Renate was diagnosed with colon cancer in October of 2011. She lost her fight on May 1, 2013 at age 84. She lived 82 years surviving WWII in Germany and never had any treated health issues prior to diagnosis. She did have many good years and was working until December 2012. She never wanted to go see a doctor and a simple colonoscopy could have allowed her to live longer and perhaps see a grandchild. Please get checked. The procedure and prep are nothing compared to what she went through at the end. She will deeply loved and will be missed my many.