Mardelle F. Retzloff

Obituary for Mardelle F. Retzloff

February 3, 1938 - November 11, 2020
Avon, Ohio | Age 82

Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister and Friend


Mardelle F. Retzloff (nee Gross), 82, of Avon, passed away Wednesday, November 11, 2020. Mardelle was born February 3, 1938 in Aurora, IL to Myron and Myrtle (nee Gudmunson) Gross.
Mardelle earned her master's degree in education at Valparaiso University in Indiana. She married the love of her life, Richard Retzloff on July 13, 1963 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and they enjoyed 57 years together. While she began her career teaching high school English, and some local Community College courses, she dedicated 29 years to the kindergarten classes at St. Paul Lutheran School.
Mardelle's passion for nurturing others was shown by her choice to foster parent 38 children over the years. She enjoyed spending time reading and creating crafts such as crocheting, knitting, sewing and quilting, and even served as a judge for the 4-H Club at the county fairs for five years.
Left to cherish Mardelle's memory is her husband Richard; children Barb Retzloff and John Retzloff (Wendy); grandsons Christian and Michael; and siblings Myron Gross and Marla Hoffman (Jim). She is preceded in death by her parents.
Memorial contributions may be forward in Mardelle's name to the St. Paul Lutheran Endowment Fund, 27993 Detroit Rd., Westlake, OH 44145.
Family will receive friends Tuesday, November 17, 2020 from 11am-12pm at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 27993 Detroit Rd., Westlake. Funeral service will follow. Officiant will be the Rev. Dr. David Buegler. Interment will be at St. Paul Cemetery. The service will be available to view live on the church's website five minutes before it starts at Click on visit our church and scroll to the bottom of the page for the link.

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