Phyllis G. Retzer



Phyllis G. Retzer, age 88, of Owen, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, April 3, 2024 at Clark County Rehabilitation and Living Center under the tender care of Heartland Hospice.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, April 6, 2024 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester. Father Timothy Oudenhoven officiated. Interment was held at Brooklawn Cemetery in Marshfield. The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is entrusted with the arrangements.
Phyllis was born on November 29, 1935, the daughter of Henry and Rose (Scheddler) Moede in Marshfield. She attended St. John the Baptist Catholic School and graduated from Marshfield High School in 1953. On June 18, 1960, Phyllis was united in marriage to Joseph Retzer at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Marshfield. She worked at Roddis Door and Weinbrenner Shoes in Marshfield before her marriage. Phyllis and Joe owned and operated Retzer Oil in Marshfield for many years.
Phyllis was a loving wife, mom, grandma and friend. She was a strong Christian and loved Jesus. Phyllis enjoyed feeding the birds, tending her flowers and garden. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Phyllis is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Joe; four children: Joseph (Esther) Retzer, Jr. of Brooklyn Park, MN, Steve Retzer of VA, Kathy Johnson of Eau Claire and Judy (Jeff) Anderson of Altoona; 12 grandchildren: Faith (Tom) Holmberg, Lauren Retzer, Chris Retzer, David Retzer, Kaitie Retzer (fiancé Jordan Blair), Christyna (Chaz) Mueller, Katie (Alex) Ridings, Kase (Phaedra) McDougall, Callie Johnson, Chris (Mary) Anderson, Derek (Abby) Anderson and Kaleb (Rebecca) Anderson; five great-grandchildren: Dylan Mueller, Lydia Mueller, Aleko McDougall, Carsen Anderson and Jentry Anderson. She is further survived by two sisters-in-law, June Harris and Dorothy (Michael) Pitts; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her infant daughter, Susan Elaine; her sister, Louann Erdmann; a brother-in-law, John Retzer; two sisters-in-law: Rosemary “Sissy” Retzer and Mary Jo Neil; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Clarence and Marie (Peets) Retzer.
The family would like to thank the staff at Clark County Rehabilitation and Living Center for the wonderful care they received and to Dr. Sherief Rezkalla at Marshfield Clinic for his compassion and support.