Winifred Hedwig (Conrad) Rettler

Born: Thu., Apr. 24, 1924
Died: Fri., Mar. 10, 2017


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Thu., Mar. 16, 2017
Location: Holy Angels Catholic Church

Memorial Mass

11:00 AM Thu., Mar. 16, 2017
Location: Holy Angels Catholic Church

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Winifred H. Rettler (nee Conrad), age 92, passed away on Friday, March 10, 2017.  She was born on April 24, 1924 in Saukville to Jacob and Hedwig (nee Luedtke) Conrad.  She graduated from Port Washington High School Class of 1941.  She married Albert Rettler on September 6, 1947 in Cedarburg where they lived until 1949 when they moved to West Bend.  She was a secretary for Washington County Highway Department and Washington County Court House, retiring in 1994.  

Winnie is survived by her children, Patricia (James) Spaeth and James (fiancée Deanne Hoffmann) Rettler; son-in-law James (Jeanie Sullivan) Kircher; grandchildren, Laurie (Jason) Meyer, Glen (Jenny) Spaeth, Jeffrey (Elisa) Spaeth, Megan (Russell) Thull, Jacob, Benjamin and Anna Kircher; great-grandchildren, Brittany and Samantha Pizzino, Alex Meyer, Tyler, Zachary, Mallory and Logan Spaeth and William Thull.  She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband; daughter Christine Kircher and brother Harold Conrad.

The Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Holy Angels Catholic Church (138 N 8th Ave, West Bend, WI  53095) with Fr. Patrick Heppe presiding.  The Visitation will be held at the church on Thursday, March 16th from 10:00 AM until the time of Mass at 11:00 AM.  Interment of ashes will take place at Holy Angels Cemetery at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Holy Angels Catholic Church.  

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff members of Cedar Bay East and Cedar Hospice for their tender and loving care given to Winnie

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Gerald and Jane Rettler
   Posted Tue March 14, 2017
We are saddened by the death of Aunt Winnie. We hope you all find peace in knowing that she was very well liked and seemed to have lived a full and happy life. May she rest in peace!

Marg Rettler
   Posted Tue March 14, 2017
Pat and Jim, I am so sorry about your Mom's passing. She had a wonderful life and was a sweet person. Enjoy all the wonderful memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Wanda (Rettler) Foster
   Posted Wed March 15, 2017
Dear Patsy and Jimmy:

We are so sorry to hear of Aunt Winnie’s passing. We know it’s been forever (45 years) since we have seen her but we still hold fond memories and great respect for her. God Bless you both and your families.

Cindy Rettler and Wanda (Rettler) Foster
Dallas, Oregon

Denise (Gehring) Kraetsch
   Posted Thu March 16, 2017
Pat, Jim & Jimmy - My sincere sympathy in your Mom's passing. I have such fond memories of my Grandpa Lofy bringing me to West Bend so Chris and I could go shopping downtown and then out to the lake to go fishing and enjoy a pontoon ride. Chris dearly loved coming to our farm and I dearly loved coming to the lake and to West Bend. May your Mom rest in peace and I am sure she is happy being with your Dad, Chris and the rest of your family again. God Bless!

Mike, Connie and Lynn Thull
   Posted Thu March 16, 2017
Pat, Jim and your entire family,
Our deepest sympathy to you on the loss of your Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. All the memories you hold close to your heart will help you thru this difficult time along with the prayers and thoughts of your family, friends and neighbors. Thinking about you today and always. Take care!

Arlene Pietsch
   Posted Thu March 16, 2017
I was sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She was a great co-worker a long time ago, and a wonderful friend in all the years since then. Her courage and sense of humor have been an inspiration.

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