Dumitru “Mitru” Zdrentan was born in Ineu, Romania, on October 3, 1954. He passed away on January 24, 2022.

Mitru was the second child of 12 children born to Dumitru and Florita Zdrentan. In 1968 Mitru moved to Arad, where he was also baptized in water in 1975. In March of 1976 he married Lidia Farcau and together they started a new life. In October 1977 God blessed them with their first child, Radu Zdrentan. Desiring a better life for his family, Mitru immigrated to the United States in 1981. With the help of the Philadelphia Romanian Church of Chicago, he started the process to bring Lidia and Radu to the U.S., and they arrived in Chicago in 1982, reuniting their family. In April of 1987 God blessed them again with their second son, Jeff David Zdrentan. In 1999 Mitru was baptized with the Holy Spirit and began serving in Church and in prayer meetings. In 2002 Mitru, Lidia, and Jeff moved to Arizona, and in 2004 they moved to North Carolina, where Mitru served in Bethesda Church, Emanuel Moldavian Church, and Bethany Church as a deacon.

Mitru worked hard his entire life to make sure that he can provide a comfortable life for Lidia and his children, and to be able to help his parents and his siblings with whatever he could. He loved his grandchildren, Ryan and Jonathan, and it brought him joy to have them visit him every summer. Mitru loved prayer and the Word of God. He took the spiritual gifts with which he was blessed seriously, and he desired to draw the brothers and the youth from the Church to a life of prayer and holiness.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7)

Dumitru leaves behind his wife of 45 years, Lidia Zdrentan; children, Jeff Zdrentan, Radu and Simona Zdrentan with their children Ryan and Jonathan; siblings, Viorica Busoianu and her family, Florita Ghiran and her family, Estera Holecica and her family, Iosif Zdrentan and his family, Stefan Zdrentan and his family, Moise Zdrentan and his family, Ana Boninsegni and her family, Avram Zdrentan and his family, Ilie Zdrentan and his family, Daniel Zdrentan and his family, and Lidia Ivaniuc and her family.

A Funeral Service is scheduled fo 8 to 10 a.m. on Friday, January 28, at Cavin-Cook Chapel, Mooresville. For those who are unable to attend the service, you may go to the following link for the live stream https://view.oneroomstreaming.com/authorise.php?k=1643167785162362

A Graveside Service is scheduled for 11:30 to 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, January 29, at Glenwood Memorial Park, Mooresville. For those who are unable to attend the graveside, you may go to the following link for the live stream https://view.oneroomstreaming.com/authorise.php?k=1643168649162367

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the family. Condolences may be made to the family at www.cavin-cook.com.

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