Jeffrey P. Retzlaff,
Sept. 1, 1960 ó Feb. 27, 2017
Jeffrey "Jeff" P. Retzlaff, 56, passed away peacefully Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, surrounded by family and friends, at his home in Slinger.
Jeff was born Sept. 1, 1960, in Hartford to Arnold and Mabel (Conrad) Retzlaff. He was raised in Slinger and graduated from Slinger High School. Jeff worked at Fox Brotherís Piggly Wiggly since 1977. He married his love, Mary (nee Hansen) Retzlaff on June 23, 1984, at Trinity Lutheran Church in West Bend. Jeff loved being a part of the Slinger Volunteer Fire Department, a member of St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Slinger and being a part of the Lutheran Boy Pioneers. Jeff enjoyed fishing with his children and camping with his family.
Jeff is survived by his wife, Mary; son, Tyler, daughter, Lindsey; brothers, Ralph (Cheryl), Warren Retzlaff, John (Dianne) Retzlaff, Allen Retzlaff and David (Cindy) Retzlaff; sister, Angela (Ronnie) Retzlaff-Nemec; brothers-in-law, Jeff (Beverly) Hansen, Ron (Kathy) Hansen, Michael Hansen and Brian (Karen) Hansen; godfather, Paul Fischer; and his beloved granddog, Kyra Lynn and fur daughter Calypso.
Jeff is further survived by his godson, Nathan (Melissa) Retzlaff, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Jeff is preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law, Gene A. and Juanita J. (nee Winget) Hansen; brother-in-law, Gary Hansen; sister-in-law, Shirley Retzlaff; and his fur daughter, Sandy.
A funeral service will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 5, at St. Paulís Evangelical Lutheran Church (799 St. Paul Drive, Slinger) with the Rev. Robert Fleischmann presiding. Visitation will be from 1:304:45 p.m. at church in the auditorium. Interment will be at 10 a.m. Monday, March 6, at Union Cemetery (corner of Highway 144 and Heder Drive in Slinger).
A special thank you to Grafton Aurora Hospital nursing staff, Dr. Corey Shamah, Grafton Aurora Cancer Center and Horizon Homecare/Hospice.
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 orwww.phillipfuneralhome.com.