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Mr. Gerard Francis Retzer
  • January 15, 1959 - September 4, 2013
  • Charlotte, Michigan

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Gerard "Gerry" Francis Retzer, 54, of Charlotte, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on a layover in Louisville, Kentucky September 4, 2013. He was born on January 15, 1959 to his parents Francis and Ann (Steinhage) Retzer in Beaver Dam, WI. He graduated from Beaver Dam High School in 1977 and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a degree in Accounting and Computer Science. On December 19, 1987 he married Patricia Williams of Charlotte. Gerry worked as a Pilot for United Parcel Service. He enjoyed music of all kinds, especially Polka music. He loved playing banjo and guitar with his friends in various Polka Bands. Gerry loved flying as a UPS Pilot, which as he always said it always beats working for a living. Gerry loved cooking for friends and family and was the best husband and father???ever. Gerry is survived by his wife Patty, son Patrick Retzer and daughter Alana Retzer. Visitation will be held Sunday, September 8, 2013 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, and Monday, September 9, 5:00 to 7:00 pm, with a Scripture and Affirmation Service at 7:00 PM at Pray Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 10:30 am at the St Mary's Catholic Church, Charlotte, Michigan, with Rev. Fr. Frances Mossholder officiating. Burial will take place in the Maple Hill Cemetery, Charlotte. Memorials are suggested to Women at Risk International.