Patricia J. Rettle
Patricia J. Rettle
  • December 7, 1947 - November 8, 2017
  • Swansea, Illinois

Share This Obituary

Arrangements made by

Lake View Funeral Home

5000 North Illinois Street
Fairview Heights, IL 62208
Get Directions

Profile of Lake View Funeral Home

View Phone Number

Patricia Jane Rettle, nee Switala, 69, of Swansea, Illinois, born December 7, 1947, in Belleville, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at home.

Patricia spent her career with Memorial Hospital in Belleville as a dietary aide for almost 40 years. She was a past member of the Mascoutah Sportsman's Club's Ladies Axillary. She also enjoyed attending the Stock car races at Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, when her sons were part of several race teams. She also enjoyed watching Nascar and her favorite driver was Dale Earnhardt, Jr. She loved spending time with friends and family; she especially cherished the times she got together with all of her cousins and any time spent with her grandson. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend, who will truly be missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her son, Larry Gould, in infancy; and her parents, Bernard "Benny" and Florence, nee Klingenhegan, Switala.

Surviving to cherish her memory are her two sons, Raymond (Cassie) Rettle and Joseph Rettle, both of Belleville, Illinois; her grandson, Dylan Rettle; a sister, Barbara (Terry) Schneider of O'Fallon, Illinois, a niece and nephew, and many cousins and friends.

Memorials are appreciated to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Condolences may also be expressed online at

Visitation: Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Illinois.

Funeral: A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at the funeral home with Monsignor William McGhee officiating. Entombment will be held privately in Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Illinois.