Wishing Jack a Very Happy Birthday!
In 1973, Jack Rentschler was presented with a rare opportunity. An Amoco truck stop, on the north end of Sioux Falls, along I-90 became available for lease. It was then Jack changed the course of his life. He left a comfortable, secure and promising career with Amoco Oil to purchase what became Rentchler’s Truck Plaza. At that time, the nation was engaged in a recession with no end in sight and an Arab oil embargo, which left fuel in short supply. Jack saw something there and overcame the obstacles the price of fuel placed in his way during the 21 years he operated the truck plaza before selling it in 1994.
Locally, Rentschler served on numerous boards including: Prince of Peace Health Care Center Advisory Board, Children’s Care Hospital and School Board Member, University of Sioux Falls Trustee, Northwest Bank Advisory Board Member, Sioux Empire Fair, Sioux Empire Farm Show Chairman, Minnehaha County Republican Party, Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce president and board member and Sioux Falls Regional Airport Authority Chairman.
In serving South Dakota, Jack was a member of the SD Board of Regents, Norwest German Farmer Mutual Insurance Co., SD Hall of Fame Past president and board member, and Greater South Dakota Assoc. (SD State Chamber of Commerce) president.