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Della V. Retzke

Della V. Retzke, 92, Woodstock, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at Hearthstone Manor. 

She was born June 2, 1921, to Arthur J. and Edna (Nielson) Erickson in Chicago. 

On Aug. 30, 1941, she married Kenneth W. Retzke in Chicago. 

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Woodstock. 

She lived in Rolling Meadows for 27 years, moving to Woodstock in 1996. She volunteered at the Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights, and was active at the Bethel Lutheran Church, Palatine. 

Survivors include a brother, Arthur (Barb) Erickson; nieces and nephews, Kristeen Redemske, Kerry (Tom) Wallner, Joyce (Jason) Smith, Janis Wiegerling, Wendy Durling, Randy (Kelly) Redemske, Carl (Misty) Erickson and David (Melissa) Erickson; and great-nieces and -nephews, Austin, Adam, Arran, Greg, Joel, Heather, Kyle, Jenna, Ryan, Kendell, Hannah, Daniel, Luke, Stephanie and Annika. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a sister and brother-in–law, Virginia and Willard Redemske; a nephew, David Retzke; and a great-niece, Molly Redemske. 

Entombment services were private at McHenry County Memorial Park, Woodstock. 

Memorials may be made to either the Senior Care Volunteer Network, P.O. Box 1638, Arlington Heights, IL 60006; or Hearthstone Manor, 920 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock, IL 60098. 

Arrangements were made by Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home.

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