Walter O. Reetz, age 84 years, of Hwy. 156, Clint-onville, passed away Monday, July 26, 2010, at Appleton Medical Center. Walter Otto Reetz was born on July 29, 1925, on the family farm in the Town of Matteson, Waupaca County, to Otto and Anna (Sievers) Reetz. He graduated from Clintonville High School in 1943. Walter served in the U.S. Army in Germany from Nov. 27, 1950 to Oct. 31, 1952. He was united in marriage on May 22, 1953 to Willowdean L. Remling at St. Martin’s parsonage in Clintonville. Walter was employed as a Station Manager & Agent for North Central Airlines in Clintonville. When North Central merged with Republic Airlines, Walter continued his career working in Green Bay, until his retirement in the early 1980’s. He is a member of St. Martin’s Lutheran Church and helped assemble the church bulletin for many years. Walter is also a former member of the Clintonville Model Flying Club. He enjoyed restoring antique tractors, working on gasoline engines, and building model airplanes. Survivors include his wife, Willowdean, and two sons; Duane Reetz and Scott Reetz, both of Clintonville. There is one grandson, Samuel Oseroff of Philadelphia, PA, and one step-grandson, Michael Jordan of California. There is a sister, Mildred Brantmeier of Menasha and a brother, Gerald Reetz of Clintonville. There are two brothers-in-law, Ervin (Margaret) Remling of Clintonville and Ronald (Jan) Remling of Sheboygan. He is further survived by many other relatives and friends. Walter is preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, Rueben Brantmeier. Funeral service was held on Friday, July 30th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, Clintonville. Rev. Christian Burg will officiate and burial was in Graceland Cemetery, Clintonville. Friends called on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until time of service at the church. The Beil-Didier Funeral Home, Clintonville, is assisting the family.
The family wishes to thank all the doctors and nurses at Appleton Medical Center and the ThedaCare Hospice staff. Also a special thanks to the caring staff at Pine Manor Health Care Center in Embarrass, especially CNA’s Jenny & Jan and Physical Therapist, Julie.