Carolyn A. Retzlaff, 69
Sept. 14, 1946 -- April 15, 2015

Carolyn A. Retzlaff (nee Lepien), age 69, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. She was born on Sept. 14, 1946, in Hartford to Roland and Lorraine (nee Neu) Lepien. She attended Hartford High School class of 1964. She married Elmer Retzlaff on Aug. 6, 1966, at Peace Lutheran in Hartford. Carolyn loved gardening, flowers, bird watching and caring for the farm animals. She also enjoyed baking and caring for her grandchildren. She was employed for many years at Hartford County Market. She was active at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church being part of the ladies aide and choir.

Carolyn is survived by her husband, Elmer; children, Debra (Christopher) Henrich and Paul Retzlaff; grandchildren, Nicholas, Ashley, Michael, Devin, Britany, Austin, Dilin and Jimie; siblings, Larry (Evelyn) Lepien and Michael (Laurleyn) Lepien; and siblings-in-law, Lois (Richard) Bublitz, Delores Hahn, Phyllis (Larry) Lambrecht, Arthur (Sally) Retzlaff and Joyce (Mark) Bohn. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends and neighbors.

Carolyn is preceded in death by her parents.

A funeral service for Carolyn will be held at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church (6430 Highway D, Allenton) on Friday, April 17, 2015, at noon. A visitation will be at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service with the Rev. Steven Bode presiding. Interment to follow at the church cemetery.

A special thank you to the staff at Cedar Lake Nursing Home for all their dedication and wonderful care. The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or online at