Eugene F. Rettler, 84

Eugene F. Rettler, 84, of Hartford, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, March 22, 2009. 

Eugene was born Aug. 7, 1924, in Hartford to John and Eleanor (nee Gehring) Rettler.  He was united in marriage to Virginia Hauf on Nov. 9, 1963, at St. Jude in Wauwatosa.

Eugene was a member of St. Kilian Catholic Church.

Eugene is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Virginia; his three children, Robert (Renee) Rettler of Wauwatosa, Gina (Bill) Curtis of Janesville and Martin (Heidi) Rettler of Saukville; nine grandchildren; his siblings, Wallace (Anna Maria) Rettler of Hartford and June (Charles) Hagen of Woodland. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, infant daughter, Angel, sister Valaria (Richard) Heppe, and two brothers, Leander and Sylvester.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, March 27, 2009, at 6:30 p.m. at St. Kilian Catholic Church, Hartford, with the Rev. David LaPlante officiating. Family will greet relatives and friends on Friday from 4 p.m. until the time of service at the church.

Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Milwaukee.

Memorials to St. Kilian are appreciated.

Shimon Funeral Home is assisting the family. 673-9500,