Micalla A. Rettinger
1993 - 2019
BORN
November 24, 1993
DIED
April 28, 2019
FUNERAL HOME
Porter Funeral Home
8535 Monrovia
Lenexa, KS 66215
Micalla A. Rettinger Micalla "KK" Rettinger, 25, a resident of Waterloo, Iowa passed away April 28, 2019 in Waterloo, Iowa. A genuinely loved person by all who knew her, KK lit up every room she entered with her smile and hugs. Micalla was born in Kansas City, KS November 24, 1993 to Brenda (Kahle) Harper and Steven Rettinger, MD. After graduating from Park Hill High School, where she excelled in softball, basketball and performing arts, KK went to the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa. There she graduated with honors in 2016 with a degree in biology while starring for the UNI Panthers' softball team, earning second-team all Missouri Valley Conference honors her Junior and Senior years. She enjoyed her work and colleagues at Mulligans and Kimball & Beecher Family Dental Office while pursuing her dream of becoming a dentist. A tireless worker, KK could be counted upon to leave it all on the field, every time. She was also a tender, loving, caring person, and extended that love to the many animals in her life over the years. A beautiful person, inside and out, KK will be missed. Micalla is survived by her parents, Brenda Harper (Eric) and Steven Rettinger (Kelly), her younger sister Ellayna Rettinger, older sister Maria Bohnet (Kelson), and niece Lily who brought great joy into her life. She is also survived by grandparents Pat Rettinger, Don Rettinger (Carol), and Barb Kahle; Aunt Chris Schneider and Uncle Rick Kahle (Pam), cousins Erich, Ani, Colin, Taylor and Zach, and her loving boyfriend, Adam Kimball. Visitation will be held Thursday, May 2nd from 5-8 p.m. at Porter Funeral Home in Lenexa, KS. Funeral Mass will be held Friday, May 3rd at 1 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 13615 W 92nd; Lenexa, KS 66215. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making a contribution to either: Increase reward money, Cedar Valley Crime Stoppers; c/o Waterloo Police Department 715 Mulberry St., Waterloo, IA 50703, UNI softball scholarship in KK's name, UNI Foundation, 205 Commons, Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614, Animals, KC Pet Project, 4400 Raytown Road, Kansas City, MO 64129. Arrangements: Porter Funeral Homes & Crematory, 8535 Monrovia, Lenexa, KS (913) 438-6444; www.porterfuneralhome.com

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Published by Kansas City Star on May 2, 2019.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
May
2
Visitation
5:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Porter Funeral Home
8535 Monrovia, Lenexa, KS 66215
May
3
Funeral Mass
1:00p.m.
Holy Trinity Catholic Church
13615 W 92nd, Lenexa, Kansas
Funeral services provided by:
Porter Funeral Home
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But by the sea-banks where at morn their foes
Might find them, lay those knightly name-fellows,
One sick with grief of heart and sleepless, one
Who will figure out what had happened.

It might be a month, a day or a year.
I might be viewing written marks of roads long renamed by time.
But let this be notice to those who grieve
I will forever be turning this puzzle in my mind.


Adam Kimball 2
Acquaintance
June 11, 2019
I am so sorry! Your family will be in our prayers daily.
Perri, Tate and Teel Jacobsen
May 5, 2019
Prayers for the entire family. Such a tragic and unexplained horrific act.
May 3, 2019
Thoughts and Prayers
Rev. Kevin Davis
May 3, 2019
Doc I'm so sorry about your daughter, me and my family send our condolences to you and your family
Clarissa Yantz
May 3, 2019
Steve, Pat, Don and family, I am so sorry to hear about your daughter and grand daughter. I am in total shock and so sad to hear the news of your loss.
She had a beautiful smile!
You all are in my prayers. I wanted you to know I am thinking of you all at this difficult time. It is hard to understand why she was taken at a young age with so much ahead of her.
May god bless you all.
Love to all,
Mitzie Riedel (Malone)
Mitzie Riedel (Malone)
May 3, 2019
Doc, Sue and I are still in shock with this news. God bless you and your family at this time and always. We know this young lady will be deeply missed and remembered forever.
Dave Grosko
May 2, 2019
I am so sorry. Just believe in the scripture to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord!
Mary Camacho-Padilla
May 2, 2019
Mary Camacho-Padilla
May 2, 2019
Mary Camacho-Padilla
May 2, 2019
So very sorry for your loss - just no words. Hugs to all.
Nola Harper
May 2, 2019
So sorry for your loss. It's hard to find the words, but I pray that you will feel God's loving arms around you. May you find comfort in knowing He's there.
Twyla Boyer
May 2, 2019
There are no words to describe the deep sadness I have for your family. I will continue to pray for times of comfort for you all as you seek solace in your faith.
Krista Tanney
Coworker
May 1, 2019