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  • "Aunt Etta, I will miss you very much. Love & God Bless..."
    - Shelley Barthel
  • "Aunt Etta you will truly be missed. You were a fun Aunt so..."
  • "John and I send our sincerest sympathy! God's blessings to..."
    - John and Sharon Manka
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Ocala - Mrs. Etta Ethel Birch, (Nee Retzlaff), 77, of Ocala, passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2012. Etta was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on January 19, 1935, to parents Harold and Genevieve (Barthel) Retzlaff. She was the former owner of two "Young World" clothing stores in Oconomowoc, WI. She moved to Ocala, FL in 1981 with her husband, Jack. She enjoyed bowling, fishing, playing bridge, and golf. Mrs. Birch is preceded in death by her parents, as well as her husband, Jack Birch, and her brother, Frederick Peters. Survivors include her daughter, Betty Osborne of Wisconsin; stepson, Jim Birch of Tampa, FL; stepdaughter, Jackie Sorenson (Craig) of Wisconsin; grandchildren, Tom Birch, Jamie Jensen, Stacy Donolly, and John Osborne, all of Wisconsin; seven great-grandchildren, and one great- great-grandchild; two sisters, Carolann Manka (Tony) and Lenora Mutter (Paul), both of North Carolina; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services for Etta will be held on Sunday, June 3, 2012 at 2 p.m., at Roberts Funeral Homes Bruce Chapel West, 6241 SW SR 200, in Ocala, FL. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Marion County, 3231 SW 34th Ave, Ocala, FL 34474 or to the , Central & North Florida Chapter, 378 Center Pointe Circle, Ste 1280, Altamonte Springs, FL., 32701. Arrangements are under the care of Roberts Funeral Homes Bruce Chapel West. 352-854-2266
Published in Ocala Star-Banner from May 22 to May 23, 2012
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