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Stacy Schmidt

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Carol Fenske

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Leslie Kufhal

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Family: Carol Fenske

Lois Ann Whitefoot

F, b. December 19, 1931, d. December 5, 2007

Parents

Family: Gordon Joseph Koplitz (b. August 16, 1929, d. November 10, 2004)

Biography

  • Birth: Lois Ann Whitefoot was born on December 19, 1931 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on December 5, 2007, at age 75, in Oshkosh, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.

Gordon Joseph Koplitz

M, b. August 16, 1929, d. November 10, 2004

Family: Lois Ann Whitefoot (b. December 19, 1931, d. December 5, 2007)

Biography

  • Birth: Gordon Joseph Koplitz was born on August 16, 1929 in Winnebago County, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on November 10, 2004, at age 75, in Oshkosh, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.

Joseph John Rettler

M, b. May 11, 1902, d. February 27, 1987

Parents

Family: Bertha E Bell (b. June 25, 1904, d. May 22, 1996)

Biography

  • Birth: Joseph John Rettler was born on May 11, 1902 in Eagle River, Vilas Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Bertha E Bell were married on June 30, 1930.
  • Death: Joseph John Rettler died on February 27, 1987, at age 84, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Star of Hope Mausoleum, Appleton, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Appleton Post-Crescent, Mon., 30 Jun 1930 The marriage of Miss Bertha E, Bell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bell, 803 S. Locust-st, and Joseph J. Rettler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Matt Rettler, 1014 W. Fifth-st, took place at 9 o'clock Monday morning in the parsonage of St. Patrick church, Menasha. Miss Martha Bell and Arthur Schroeder were the attendants. A dinner was served at home of the bride's parents to about 40 guests. After a trip to Niagara Falls, New York, and other eastern cities, Mr. and Mrs. Rettler will make their home in Appleton. Out of town guests at the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bell Menasha, and Mr. and Mrs. Nick Rettler, Black Creek.

Bertha E Bell

F, b. June 25, 1904, d. May 22, 1996

Family: Joseph John Rettler (b. May 11, 1902, d. February 27, 1987)

Biography

  • Birth: Bertha E Bell was born on June 25, 1904 in Crystal Lake, McHenry Co, Illinois.
  • Marriage: She and Joseph John Rettler were married on June 30, 1930.
  • Death: Bertha E Bell died on May 22, 1996, at age 91, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Appleton Post-Crescent, Thursday, May 23, 1996

    Bertha B. Rettler 720 W. Fifth St., Appleton

    Age 91, died Wednesday, May 22, 1996 at Peabody Manor. Bertha was born on June 25, 1904 in Crystal Lake, Illinois. She married Joseph J. Rettler on June 30, 1930. He died February 27, 1987. Survivors include a sister, Dorothy Sommer, Seymour, numerous nieces and nephews; a sister-in-law, Jeanette (Ray) Williamsen, Appleton; and special friends: Marian and Floyd Otto, Appleton. She was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 25, 1996 at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 724 E. South River St., with Rev. Jane Weeden officiating. Entombment will take place in Highland Memorial Park. Friends may call directly at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of services. The Wichmann Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. A memorial has been established in her name for Peabody Manor and the First Congregational United Church of Christ.

    We never lose the ones we love, although they go away, deep in our hearts and memories they will forever stay. Their gentle touch, their happy smile, will warm and share our hearts.

Genevieve E Rettler

F, b. January 7, 1906, d. March 5, 1994

Parents

Family: Raymond H Anholzer (b. September 10, 1903, d. October 6, 1959)

Biography

  • Birth: Genevieve E Rettler was born on January 7, 1906 in Black Creek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Raymond H Anholzer were married on September 2, 1926.
  • Death: Genevieve E Rettler died on March 5, 1994, at age 88, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Appleton Post-Crescent Monday, March 7, 1994

    Mrs. Raymond Anholzer Genevieve 425 S. Locust St., Appleton

    Age 88, died Saturday, March 5, 1994 at Americana Healthcare Center. She was born January 7, 1906 in Black Creek, the daughter of the late Mathias and Barbara Rettler. She was employed by Zwicker Knitting Mill for 27 years and retired in 1960. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Third Order of St. Francis. She is survived by two sisters and a brother-in-law: Margaret Whitefoot, Appleton, and Jeanette and Raymond Williamsen, Appleton; three sisters-in-law: Carrie Anholzer, Ethel Anholzer and Bertha Rettler; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond in 1959, and a brother, Joseph Rettler. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday st. St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. John Holly officiating. Burial will take place at Highland Memorial Park. Friends my call at the Brettschneider-Trettin-Lederer Funeral Chapel on Monday from 4 until 8 p.m. and at the church on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. A prayer service will be held Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral chapel. A memorial fund has been established.

Raymond H Anholzer

M, b. September 10, 1903, d. October 6, 1959

Parents

Family: Genevieve E Rettler (b. January 7, 1906, d. March 5, 1994)

Biography

  • Birth: Raymond H Anholzer was born on September 10, 1903 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Genevieve E Rettler were married on September 2, 1926.
  • Death: Raymond H Anholzer died on October 6, 1959, at age 56.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Appleton Post-Crescent, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1959 Raymond H. Anholzer, 56, of 425 S. Locust street, died at 11:15 p.m. Tuesday after a short illness. He was born Sept. 10, 1903, and had been in Appleton, employed by the Valley Iron Works for the last 38 years. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Brettschneider Funeral home, with the Rev. H. Shelby Lee, pastor of First Congregational church, in charge. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 p.m. Thursday until services. Burial will be in Highland Memorial park. Anholzer is survived by his widow; one brother, George, Appleton; and two sisters, Miss Irene Anholzer, and Miss Ethel Anholzer, both of Appleton.

Sophia Peck

F, b. March 18, 1921, d. July 24, 2011

Family: Leo Michael Kuster (b. April 18, 1909, d. September 26, 2001)

Biography

  • Birth: Sophia Peck was born on March 18, 1921 in Winnebago, Faribault Co, Minnesota.
  • Marriage: She and Leo Michael Kuster were married on July 26, 1974 in Faribault County, Minnesota.
  • Death: Sophia Peck died on July 24, 2011, at age 90, in Kansas.

Mary M (Sister Borgie) Rettler

F, b. March 26, 1900, d. March 7, 1981

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Biography

  • Birth: Mary M (Sister Borgie) Rettler was born on March 26, 1900 in Black Creek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on March 7, 1981, at age 80, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co, Wisconsin.

Margaret M Rettler

F, b. circa 1902

Parents

Family: Anthony George Pullin (b. January 18, 1892, d. January 9, 1979)

Biography

  • Birth: Margaret M Rettler was born circa 1902 in Black Creek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Anthony George Pullin

M, b. January 18, 1892, d. January 9, 1979

Family: Margaret M Rettler (b. circa 1902)

Biography

  • Birth: Anthony George Pullin was born on January 18, 1892 in Turkey.
  • Death: He died on January 9, 1979, at age 86, in San Francisco, California.

John Pullin

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Evelyn R Rettler

F, b. September 18, 1902, d. July 5, 1975

Parents

Family: Edward Lorenz (b. circa 1900)

Biography

  • Birth: Evelyn R Rettler was born on September 18, 1902 in Black Creek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on July 5, 1975, at age 72, in Miami, Dade Co, Florida.

Edward Lorenz

M, b. circa 1900

Family: Evelyn R Rettler (b. September 18, 1902, d. July 5, 1975)

Biography

  • Birth: Edward Lorenz was born circa 1900.

Dora Rettler

F, b. August 26, 1904, d. 1961

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Dora Rettler was born on August 26, 1904 in Black Creek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died in 1961, at age ~57, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Harold R Rettler

M, b. October 26, 1905, d. November 29, 1965

Parents

Family: Laura Missling (b. October 7, 1908, d. February 25, 1994)

Biography

  • Birth: Harold R Rettler was born on October 26, 1905 in Black Creek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Laura Missling were married on November 25, 1926 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Harold R Rettler died on November 29, 1965, at age 60, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: In 1939 Harold began his business, Rettler Distributing Company at 602 N. Morrison St, Appleton. It was the Schlitz beer distributer for the Fox cities for almost 20 years. His son Fred joined the company in 1949 and Dick two years later, taking up the job of advertising and merchandising.

    Appleton Post-Crescent, Thurs., November 25, 1926

    The marriage of Miss Laura M issling, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Missling, 327 E. North St., and Harold R. Rettler, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Rettler, 424 E. South River St., will take place at 7 o'clock Thursday evening at the home of the bride's parents. The Rev. T. J. Sauer will perform the ceremony. The attendants will be Miss Amada Schilling and John Rettler, Jr. Following the ceremony, a supper will be served to about 35 relatives and friends. Mr. and Mrs. Rettler will reside with the bride's parents at 327 E. North St.

    Guests at the wedding are to include Mr. and Mrs. Charles Burns, Mr. and Mrs. Harold M iller, Mr. and Mrs. Fred huebner, Mr. and Mrs. John Rettler and family, Miss Rose Missling of Milwaukee, Adam Burns, Clarence Jacobson, Mr. and M rs. R. Zilske, Fred and Arnold Missling.

Laura Missling

F, b. October 7, 1908, d. February 25, 1994

Parents

Family 1: Harold R Rettler (b. October 26, 1905, d. November 29, 1965)

Family 2: Gilbert M Rettler (b. January 14, 1910, d. August 23, 1996)

Biography

  • Birth: Laura Missling was born on October 7, 1908 in Greenwood, Clark Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Harold R Rettler were married on November 25, 1926 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: Laura Missling and Gilbert M Rettler were married on July 13, 1974 in Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Laura Missling died on February 25, 1994, at age 85, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Jean L Rettler

F, b. January 8, 1927, d. October 12, 2016

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Biography

  • Birth: Jean L Rettler was born on January 8, 1927 in Town of Ellington, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Nicholas T Knauf were married on September 15, 1956.
  • Death: Jean L Rettler died on October 12, 2016, at age 89.
  • Note: Jean L. Knauf, age 89 of Neenah, passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at Thedacare Hospice, Cherry Meadows following a brief struggle with cancer. Jean was born on January 8, 1927 to Harold and Laura (Missling) Rettler of Appleton and graduated from West High School in 1944. After graduation, she worked for Tuttle Press Company, then went to the School of Business (currently Fox Valley Technical College) in Appleton for Business Management, Accounting, and secretarial training.

    Jean was employed at St. Lawrence University of the Liberal Arts and Conservatory Music College as a secretary for the cafeteria food administration department for 10 years. She also worked as a secretary for the Calumet County Park Ski Club in 1955, where she met Nicholas T. Knauf of Chilton. They married on September 15, 1956 and recently celebrated their 60th anniversary.

    Jean enjoyed being a good mother and wife, raising four children and making sure they always had a hot lunch to come home to during their formative school years, which was so appreciated by the kids and her husband. She was skilled at canning and freezing her garden produce, making preserves, and loved baking cookies and candy, which her family enjoyed immensely. She loved going up north to their cottage on Horse Head Lake in Oneida County to enjoy nature, fishing and boating.

    Jean was the precise accountant and book-keeper of the family, a much appreciated skill also learned from her mother as the accountant of her family's business: Rettler Distributing.

    Jean was a detailed seamstress and dabbled in upholstery to make special gifts for her children. She enjoyed reading, bowling, golfing, playing cards and picnics in the park. She loved family gatherings around the dinner table and was so giving and generous to her family and grandchildren. She always taught family to work hard at doing good; to be honest, caring, and lead by example; to be determined to do the best you can in your life for as long as you can, without undue complaint.

    Jean is survived by her husband, Nicholas T. Knauf, age 92 of Neenah; and their four children: son, Karl Knauf and his wife Francie Wesley of Madison; daughter, Laurie and her husband Rory Givens of Appleton; son Gary Knauf and his wife Stephanie Ridgeway-Knauf of Bear Creek; and son, Mark Knauf of Oshkosh. She is further survived by her brother Dick Rettler of Appleton; five grandchildren: Dr. Marcella Knauf; Nick Knauf; Jeanne Knauf; John Knauf and his wife Qianwei Ren-Knauf; and Caressa Givens; and great-grandson, William Bhend.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Laura (Missling) Rettler; father and mother-in-law, Dr. Nicholas and Ernesta (Donhard) Knauf; brother Fred (Marie) Rettler; sister-in-law, Marge Rettler; and Knauf in-laws: Dr. John (Dorothy) Knauf; Dr. Charles (Mildred) Knauf; Richard Knauf; Dr. James (Mary) Knauf; and Dr. Robert (Ardis) Knauf.

    A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 610 Division St., Neenah with Rev. Larry Seidl officiating. Visitation will be held directly at the church from 10:30 a.m. until the hour of service. Jean will be laid to rest at St. Mary's Cemetery, Chilton.

    A special thanks to St. Margaret Mary's Catholic Church of Neenah, Human Concerns and Ministry of Holistic Health (Sheila, Margie Weiss, and soup sisters) for checking up on Jean and Nick, bringing comforting meals, encouraging cards, gifts, prayer shawls, hospital visits and prayer. Thank you to Mr. Wilson Scribner for faithfully giving Jean and Nick communion at home, encouraging visits and prayers. Thank you, Father Mike for praying over Jean and visiting her in the hospital and at Cherry Meadows. Thank you Thedacare at Home staff and Cherry Meadows staff for your skilled helpful care so families can spend precious time with loved ones. Thank you to the caring and helpful friends of the neighborhood for your kind deeds making the load lighter.

    Westgor Funeral Home

    205 W. Doty Ave.

    Neenah 722-7151

    Online Condolences:

    www.westgorfuneralhomes.com

    Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Oct. 13, 2016.

Fred H Rettler

M, b. March 6, 1928, d. January 27, 2016

Parents

Family: Marie Buchberger (b. April 24, 1933, d. January 15, 2011)

Biography

  • Birth: Fred H Rettler was born on March 6, 1928 in Town of Ellington, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Marie Buchberger were married on May 29, 1954 in St Therese Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Fred H Rettler died on January 27, 2016, at age 87.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Fred H Rettler age 87 passed away on January 27, 2016 at ThedaCare Hospice Residence following a long struggle with emphysema and COPD. Fred was born March 6, 1928 son of Harold and Laura (Missling) Rettler. Following his 1946 graduation from Appleton High School, he enlisted in the army, and served in post- war Japan at Sugamo prison as an MP jailer. While serving Fred was a member of the company football team that won the league championship. Following his military service he attended Oshkosh Teachers College, and Marquette University. He then joined his father and brother in the family business, Rettler Distributing.

    On May 29, 1954 Fred was united in marriage to Marie Buchberger at St. Therese Catholic Church. They later became part of the founding members of St. Pius X Catholic Church. Fred and Marie were married for 56 years until her death in 2011

    Following the sale of the family business in 1965 Fred joined Foremost Foods Company, where he worked until his retirement in 1985. Retirement brought new adventures as Fred and Marie traveled throughout the country for Ad-Vantage Corporation, selling specialty advertising at Century 21 real estate conventions, frequently joined by Fred's sister-in-law, Dolores Buchberger. Fred was able to visit all the lower forty eight states, and twenty three foreign countries.

    In addition to travel, Fred enjoyed spending time with friends and for the past twenty plus years Fred met regularly with a group of his childhood friends, who called themselves the Romeos (Retired Old Men Eating Out). This group of men was very special to Fred.

    After the passing of his wife and selling the home they had shared, Fred moved to Ridgeview Highlands Senior Apartments. His time spent there was very enjoyable as he found many new friends who in addition to providing great friendship also provided great support as his health deteriorated.

    Fred is survived by his three sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Sherry Rettler, Scottsdale, Arizona. David and Cynthia Smith Rettler, Rochester, Minnesota, and Thomas and Courtnay Rettler, Appleton; five grandchildren, Bradley (Lindsay) Rettler, Waco, Texas, Erin Rettler, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Hannah Rettler, Boston, Massachusetts, Spencer Rettler, University of Minnesota and Sarah Rettler, Appleton. He is further survived by his brother Dick Rettler, Appleton, his sister Jean (Nick) Knauf, Neenah, his sister-in-law Dolores Buchberger, Appleton, brother-in-law Raymond (Yvonne) Buchberger, Darboy. He is also survived by many special nieces, nephews and friends.

    Fred was preceded in death by his wife, parents, his father and mother-in-law Clarence and Minnie (Artz) Buchberger, and sister-in-law Marge (Brewster) Rettler.

    The funeral mass for Fred will be celebrated on Saturday January 30, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Appleton with Rev. William Van Dynhoven officiating. Visitation will be at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. A private burial will take place at Highland Memorial Park.

    In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be designated to St. Pius X Catholic Church, Appleton.

Marie Buchberger

F, b. April 24, 1933, d. January 15, 2011

Parents

Family: Fred H Rettler (b. March 6, 1928, d. January 27, 2016)

Biography

  • Birth: Marie Buchberger was born on April 24, 1933 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Fred H Rettler were married on May 29, 1954 in St Therese Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Marie Buchberger died on January 15, 2011, at age 77, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Marie Elizabeth Rettler (nee Buchberger), 77, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at Cherry Meadows, Appleton, in the presence of her family following a seven year hard-fought battle with the rare heptocellular-cholangiocarcinoma form of liver cancer.

    She was born on April 24, 1933, in Appleton, the daughter of Clarence and Minnie (Artz) Buchberger. Marie graduated from Appleton High School (West) in 1951 and joined the Legal Department of Home Mutual Insurance Company (now Secura) until the time of her marriage. On May 29, 1954, Marie was united in marriage to Fred H. Rettler at St. Therese Catholic Church. Fred and Marie later became part of the founding membership of St. Pius X Catholic Church.
    While raising her three sons at home, Marie served as transcriber for Robert F. Nelson, Court Reporter. She later returned to a full-time career working for Ad-Vantage, Inc., an advertising specialty agency, eventually becoming Vice-President in charge of the real estate division. She particularly enjoyed this career which involved much customer contact and travel throughout the U.S., working along with her husband and sister at national and regional conventions.
    Marie is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Fred; her three sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Sherry Rettler, Mequon, Wis.; David and Cynthia Smith Rettler, Rochester, Minn.; and Thomas and Courtnay Rettler, Appleton; five grandchildren, Bradley (special friend, Lindsay) Rettler, University of Notre Dame; Erin Rettler, Sheboygan; Hannah Rettler, University of Arizona; Spencer Rettler, University of Minnesota; and Sarah Rettler, Appleton; her beloved sister and best friend, Dolores Buchberger, Appleton; her brother and sister-in-law, Raymond and Yvonne Buchberger, Darboy; brother-in-law, Dick (Marge) Rettler, Appleton; and sister-in-law, Jean (Nick) Knauf, Neenah. She is also survived by many special nieces, nephews and friends.
    She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant brother, James; and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Harold and Laura Rettler.
    The funeral Mass for Marie will be celebrated on Tuesday, Jan. 18, at 11:30 a.m at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Appleton, with Pastor Thomas Farrell officiating. Visitation will be at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service. A private burial will take place at Highland Memorial Park.
    Marie and her family would like to express their appreciation to Dr. Robert Fox, Appleton, Dr. Charles Erlichman and Dr. David Nagorny of the Mayo Clinic, whose outstanding skills and special care gave Marie seven years of quality life following her initial cancer diagnosis, and also Dr. William Guenther, Jennifer, Nancy and Jill, for all the exceptional care and many acts of kindness she received at the Martha Siekman Cancer Center in Appleton, during her final months.
    In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be designated for cancer research at the Mayo Clinic in memory of Marie Elizabeth Rettler. Memorials can be made online or mailed to Mayo Clinic, Department of Development, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, Minnesota, 55905.
    Valley Funeral Home
    2111 North Richmond St.
    Appleton 920-733-5435
    www.valleyfh.com
    "Serving as would be
    Served."

Richard Rettler

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Family: Marjorie Brewster (b. February 21, 1931, d. October 12, 2011)