Joseph Philip Retterath

Joseph Philip Retterath

Adams, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Death 28 Jul 2002 (aged 57)
Adams, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Adams, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 11663294 · View Source
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Joseph P. Retterath, 57, of Adams, died Sunday, July 28, 2002, at Adams Health Care Center.

He was born March 31, 1945, in Adams, to Lawrence and Marie (Wettstein) Retterath. He graduated from Adams High School and attended the University of Minnesota. He was a member of the Army National Guard for six years, during the Vietnam War.

On Nov. 6, 1965, he married Betty Ann Wiste at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Adams. Joseph was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the Adams American Legion Post #146, the Mower County DHIA and a past member of the Sacred Heart School Board. He was a sports fan, and was especially a fan of the Vikings, Twins and Minnesota Gophers. He enjoyed swimming and spending time with friends and family.

Survivors include wife, Betty Retterath, Adams; sons and daughters-in-law, Scott and Debbie Retterath, Adams; Todd and Dawn Retterath, Austin; Brad Retterath, Rochester; Ryan and Alison Retterath, Adams; Greg Retterath, Adams; daughter, Heidi Retterath, Eagan; five grandchildren; brothers and sister-in-law, John Retterath, Adams; Thomas and Jeanette Retterath, Adams; sisters and brothers-in-law, Annie and Kenny Hemann, St. Ansgar, Iowa; Lorraine and Kenny Kramer, Adams; Louise and Kenny Goergen, Adams; Helen and Lynn Webber, Adams; Theresa and Wally Watson, Milwaukee, Wis.; Mary and Wayne Rogne, Austin; Liz and Mike Shick, Plymouth; James Blake, Riceville; nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Genny Blake.

Visitation: 3 to 8 p.m., today, July 30, 2002, with a 3:30 p.m. Rosary and a 7:30 p.m. Prayer Service and on Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.
Service: 11 a.m., Wednesday, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Gregory Leif officiating. Casket Bearers will be Keith Hemann, Tom Retterath, Les Kiefer, Steve Huffman, Dean Grant and R.W. Watson.

Interment: Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Adams with Military Rites by Adams American Legion Post #146.

Funeral Home: Adams Funeral Home, Adams.

Joseph was a classmate of mine.

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