Archbold, OH

Cara B. Rettig

Cara B. Rettig, age 89 years, of Archbold, passed away Saturday morning, Jan. 26, 2013, at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home in Archbold.

She was born April 17, 1923, in Archbold, the daughter of Harry and Mattie (Short) Lauber.

She married William “Bill” Rettig Jr. on May 30, 1943, in Salinas, Calif., during WWII, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 3, 2012.

A lifelong resident of the Archbold area, she was a homemaker and was a rural mail carrier for the Archbold Post Office. She enjoyed her family and friends and was a supporter of her children and grandchildren in school activities.

She was a member of St. Martin’s Lutheran Church in Archbold.

She is survived by two children, Stephen (Kathryn) Rettig and Stephanie (Jerry) King, both of Archbold; five grandchildren; seven greatgrandchildren; and a sister, Ione “Tiny” (Edward) McMillin of Winter Park, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one brother, Harry “Glen” Lauber; and a sister, Catherine Keim.

A memorial service will be held today, Wednesday, at 11 a.m. at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church with Pastor Paul Reichert officiating. Private interment will precede in the Archbold Cemetery.

Short Funeral Home in Archbold has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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