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James B. Rettman

Roanoke, VA

James B. Rettman, 75,  went to be with his Heavenly Father on Sunday, March 30, 2014 and is now healed from his long battle with cancer. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 50 years, Sally Rettman; his son, Brian and wife, Teri Rettman and his brother, Walter Rettman and wife, Phil. Also, a special sister-in-law, Kathy and husband, Willard Bennett, Jr., sister-in-law, Patricia Rettman, brothers-in-law, Bill and Ken Reader and many special nieces, nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Robin Suzanne Rettman and brother, John David Rettman.

He served in the U.S. Navy, graduated from Western Michigan University and was a faithful member of St. John Lutheran Church, where he loved to sing in the choir. He was employed as an Electrical Engineer with Clark Equipment Co. and General Electric. He had a passion for collecting antique cars and was an active member of the Antique Automobile Club of America and served on the board and as a judge of the Roanoke A.A.C.A. He enjoyed traveling, gardening and building homes for his family.

The funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, 4608 Brambleton Ave. SW, Roanoke, VA 24018. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 1p.m. and service will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to St. John Lutheran Church or Amedisys Hospice at 5221 Valley Park Dr. Suite 2, Roanoke, VA 24019.

Arrangements by Oakey's Funeral Service, Roanoke, VA 540-989-3131.

Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Apr. 2, 2014
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