Obituary of Helen Reetz
Helen “Holly” Reetz, 102, of Waukesha, WI, died Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at Silverado Memory Care Community in Brookfield. Holly was born June 30, 1916 in Bear Valley, WI. A daughter of the late Robert and Christine (nee Schauf) Clements. She was trained as a beautician and worked as a waitress at several restaurants in the area. Holly retired in 1980. On June 1, 1936 she married Irvin D. Reetz. Holly was preceded in death by her parents, husband Irvin Reetz, sons: Charles Reetz and Phillip Reetz, brothers: Robert Clements, Leo Clements, William Clements, and Bernard Clements, and sister: Julia Stout.
Helen is survived by three children: Marlene (Jerry “A.J.”) Becker of Deerfield, IL, Bernard Reetz of Waukesha, WI, and Joey Anderson of Sarasota, FL. Along with 12 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. She is also survived by her sisters Mary Ellen Cooper of Burlington, WI and Marguerite Pedracine of Madison, WI.
Visitation will be held from 11:00am until the time of mass at 12:45pm on Saturday March 16, 2019 at St. Mary Catholic Church, 225 S Hartwell Ave, Waukesha, WI 53186. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 1:00 p.m. A private burial will be at St. John the Evangelist Cemetery in Twin Lakes, WI.
Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 262 542 6609, or for directions, an online obituary, or to leave a condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com.