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Richard E. Bretl
Richard "Dick" E. Bretl, 82, of Menominee passed away on Monday, Oct. 14 at Bay Area Medical Center.
Born March 9, 1931 in Menominee to the late Frank and Isabelle (Wautlet) Bretl, he married the former Betty Kamin on Dec. 4, 1954 at St. Williams Catholic Church in Menominee.
He joined the United States Marines and was deployed to Korea. After service, he worked at Kargards, Fernstrum and Ballard and retired in 1994 from Tyco. A member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, the American Legion and North Shore Golf Course, he loved to play golf and teach his grandsons how to play also. His pride and joy were his wife, children, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Betty Bretl; a son, Richard (Denise) Bretl of Menominee; two daughters, Brenda (Ronald) Vogel of Beverly Hills, Fla. and Beverly (David) Schewe of Menominee; a son-in-law Carle Paasch of Menominee; eight grandchildren; a sister, Linda (Don) DuPont; four brothers, Frank Bretl Jr., Bob (Cookie) Bretl, Warren (Shirley) Bretl and Mike (Dorothy) Bretl.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Beth Paasch; a sister, Lorraine LaCombe and a brother, Don Bretl.
Visitation will take place at Cadieu-Thielen Funeral Home on Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 4 p.m. until the American Legion services at 5:45 p.m., followed by Military Honors by the 20 Year Club. The Vigil prayer service will begin at 6 p.m. with Fr. Ryan Ford presiding. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated, for the repose of the soul at 11 a.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church on Thursday, Oct. 17. Fr. Ryan Ford will preside with burial in Riverside Cemetery in Menominee. A memorial fund has been established in his name and any expressions of sympathy and kindness may be directed to a family member.
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