Donald W. "Don" Retcher, age 63 of Defiance, passed away on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio.
He was born on March 28, 1958 to Donald C.and Clara (Kessler) Retcher in Napoleon, Ohio. On February 5, 1977 he married Rolanda "Landy" (Conner) Retcher, who survives.
Don was a faithful member of Kings Cross Church. He worked as a millwright at Sauder Woodworking for 17 years until his retirement in 2007. He enjoyed watching his favorite football teams, Miami Dolphins and Notre Dame, and his favorite baseball team was the New York Yankees. He loved spending time with his family, especially with his granddaughter Emma. Don will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
Don is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Landy Retcher of Defiance, his daughter, Kristy Retcher of Ridgeville Corners, OH, his son, John (Melissa) Retcher of Defiance, his granddaughter, Emma Bok, his sister, Donelda (Carl) Burk of McClure, OH, and his brother, Dave Retcher of Kendall Park, NJ.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Sharon Hartman and Ruby Retcher, and his dog and best friend, Jake.
Visitation will be held from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm on Friday, September 3, 2021 at Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, September 4, 2021 at the funeral home, with Pastor Sam Andres and Pastor Josh Wagner officiating. Due to CDC guidelines, if you are not fully vaccinated, a mask is required to enter the funeral home, and our lounge area will remain closed.
Memorials are suggested to Ft. Defiance Humane Society, or to the family. Online condolences can be given at www.Schafferfh.com.
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