Elick Funeral Home


Stephan "Big Bird" Timothy Renault II

( December 02, 1961 - June 24, 2019 )

Stephan T. Renault II, age 57, of Dunseith, ND passed away on Monday, June 24, 2019 at his home.


Stephan Timothy Renault II “Big Bird” was born on December 2, 1961 in Belcourt, ND to Stephen and Alice (Parisien) Renault. He was raised in Dunseith and completed his education there as well from Dunseith High School. Stephan enlisted in the United States Army and received an honorable discharge. He married Paula Demery, they later divorced. He then was united in marriage to Patty Bucholz in 1995 in Crookston, MN and they later separated. He worked in construction for many years until his retirement due to injuries at work. Stephan enjoyed being outdoors hunting and fishing. He currently holds the record for the biggest striped bass caught on Devils Lake, ND. He also liked gardening and was gifted musically, playing several different instruments and writing his own songs as well. Stephan loved listening to the “Beatles”. Stephan will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by his family members and many friends.


Stephan is survived by his parents, Stephen and Alice Renault of Dunseith; brothers, Wade (Menissa) Renault of Dunseith, Terrance Renault of Dunseith, and Alan (Theresa) Renault of Petersberg, Indiana; and many nieces and nephews.


Casket Bearers are Wade Renault, Alan Renault, Terrance Renault, Radley Morin, and Albert Parisien. Honorary Bearers are all family and friends. Music by Joe Parisien. Readers and Gifts by Kathy Renault and Pamela Renault.


Stephan was preceded in death by his brothers, Curtis and Cary Renault, his grandparents, and his sister-in-law, Marilyn Renault.


A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, July 1, 2019 at 10:00 AM at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Dunseith, ND with a Rosary Service at 9:00 AM. Visitation will begin at 8:00 AM in the church. Burial will be in St. Louis Catholic Cemetery, Dunseith, ND at a later date. Father Michael Slovak presiding.


Elick Funeral Home, Rolla, ND.