Priscilla A. Rettler, 86


Priscilla A. Rettler (nee Wolf), of West Bend, went home to God and also to her husband Harry on Nov. 28, 2012.

In 1926, Priscilla was born in Nenno, to Paul and Genevieve Wolf. There she farmed with her family until her marriage to her husband Harry. She then moved to Hartford where she farmed for a short time with her husband before moving to West Bend, finally making that their home. There, she lovingly raised three children along with working several different jobs. Priscilla was employed as a waitress at the Parkway restaurant and then later at the Colonial restaurant, after which she went to work at the West Bend Company from which she, later, retired.

During her retirement, she enjoyed spending as much time as possible with her husband at their cottage in northern Wisconsin. One of her greatest joys besides being with family was the time she spent on her paddle boat fishing alone in her secret fishing spot or with her daughter, Gen, in the bay while wearing her lucky “Bass” fishing cap from “Lester’s Fun Spot of The North.” When not at her cottage enjoying God’s great scenery, Priscilla gardened at home and took great care of her best friend, her beagle mix, “Caesar.”

Priscilla will be missed by all who knew her great kindness. Priscilla was a member of Holy Angels Parish.

Priscilla will be deeply missed by her children, David (Sandra) Rettler, Genevieve (Thomas) Schalles, and Floyd (Elizabeth) Rettler and by her four grandchildren, Dawn (Nicholas) Rettler-Spartz, Dianna (Brett) Tarczewski, Clifton (Angel) Rettler, and Charles Rettler and two step-grandchildren, Lynn (Chad) Ford and Sam (Lisa) Yancey IV, along with five great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren. She is further survived by one sister, Edna (Wolf) Langenecker, and two sisters- in-law, Winifred (Conrad) Rettler and Dorothy (Rettler) Owen. She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Genevieve Wolf, husband, Harry, and brother, Ewald Wolf.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 at 5 p.m. at Holy Angels Catholic Church (138 N. Eighth Ave., West Bend). The visitation will be at church on Monday, Dec. 3 from 3-4:45 p.m. Interment will take place at Holy Angels Cemetery. The family has requested memorials to Cedar Community Foundation or Holy Angels Parish.

Priscilla’s family would like to thank the staff at Cedar Community on Forestview, Silverbrook, and Cedar Bay West along with Dr. Robert Gibson and staff for all the support and kindness given to the family.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family; (262) 338-2050 or
www.phillipfuneralhome.com.