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Ronald F. Rettig

July 20, 1934 February 9, 2012
Ronald F. Rettig
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Ronald F. Rettig, 77, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family February 9, 2012 at home in Frederic, WI. Ron was born July 20, 1934 in Milwaukee, WI to Dr. Frank and Elouise Rettig.

Ron went to Wauwatosa High School where he played basketball and studied pre-med at Marquette University. After College he worked for Dunn and Bradstreet as an investigator. Later he worked for Bankers Life and Casualty and enjoyed a career in sales.

He met Liz Swan, fell in love and was married May 10, 1959. They bought a home in Brookfield, WI and raised four children.

Ron had a quick wit and great sense of humor. He was a classical pianist. He enjoyed sports, especially golf, hunting and fishing. Ron enjoyed eating vegetables from his garden and was a very good cook. As a pilot, he liked flying his plane to destinations like Key West and Cuba. In later years he loved fishing with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Liz; sister, Rosaline (Skip) Perry; son, Jeff (Jenny) Rettig; three daughters, Kim (John) Klar, Lisa Rettig, and Jill (Jeff) Alden; grandsons, Sean Loken, Kevin and Joshua Klar, Nathan and Zachary Sobol, Tyler, Logan and Dawson Alden; granddaughters, Jana Rettig, Nicole Sobol, Ashley Fritz and Kelsey Klar. All will miss him!

A Memorial Service to celebrate Ron’s life will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at Crosswalk Community Church in Frederic, WI. Lunch will follow.

Online condolences may be left at or Please continue to check our websites for updated information or call Bruce Rowe at 715-327-4475.

Rowe Funeral Home of Frederic and the Northwest Wisconsin Cremation Center in Milltown have been entrusted with funeral arrangements.
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