Kathryn B. Heibel Rettger, age 91, of Erie, died Thursday, November 22, 2012, at UPMC Hamot. She was born in Erie, December 27, 1920, the daughter of the late Jerome and Edith Schaaf Heibel. A graduate of East High School, Kathryn was employed as a custodian with the Erie School District, retiring in 1985. She was a lifelong member of St. Mary's Church. She loved to play cards and put together jigsaw puzzles. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leo Rettger in 2009; five brothers, Clarence, Robert, C. Richard, Jerome Jr. and Edward Heibel and a sister, Jean Elizabeth Heibel. Survivors include two sons, Timothy Rettger and Kenneth Rettger and his wife Cindy, both of Erie; one daughter, Patricia Rettger of Hermitage, Pa.; four grandchildren, Cheryl Kosobucki husband Mark, Kenny Rettger wife Jessica, Tammy Lueck husband Josh and Andrew Rettger and one great-granddaughter Ariel Rettger. Friends may call at Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, LLP, Pine Avenue Branch, 845 East 38th Street, Monday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Further visitation will be held on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Mass at St. Mary's Home Chapel, 607 East 26th (Reed Street Entrance) at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the St. Mary's Home of Erie Benevolent Fund, 607 East 26th Street, Erie, PA 16504.
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Published in the Erie Times-News on Nov. 25, 2012