Lois A. Rettig

Jan. 12, 1937-June 25, 2020

Lois A. Rettig, age 83, of Holgate died Thursday morning, June 25, 2020, at the Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center.

Her legacy … She was born Jan. 12, 1937, to Eldor and Rufina (Helberg) Norden in Ridgeville Corners. She is a 1955 graduate of Jewell High School. She went on to Detwiller Hospital Training. She was an LPN at Dettwiller Manor, Wauseon, the former Pleasant Manor (Vancrest of Holgate), Northcrest Nursing Home, Napoleon and the Henry County Hospital, Napoleon.

Lois married Robert “Bob” Rettig in 1960. She was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Holgate, helped with many funeral dinners and with the Henry County food distribution. Lois volunteered her time with Christmas Cheer and Henry County Home Care.

Her family … She is survived by her husband, Bob; children, Todd (Paula) Rettig, Napoleon, and Kelly Jo (Gary) Syllaba, Reading, Michigan; five grandchildren; two step grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and siblings, Ronnie Norden, Defiance, Diane Wendt, Ridgeville, Sue McCulley, Napoleon, and Eugene Norden, Michigan.

She was preceded in death by her sister Joann Miller and a brother Weldon Norden.

Her farewell services ... Friends will be received Sunday, June 28, 2020, in St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Holgate, from 2 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 3 p.m. Due to health concerns, a mask is required, social distancing is encouraged and the number of visitors will be regulated at any given time for admittance into the church.

Contributions in memory of Lois Rettig can be made to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church or the Alzheimer’s Association.

The Zachrich Family Funeral Home of Holgate has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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