Memorial visitation for Jerry Dean Retter, 65, Lawrence, will be from 2-4 pm Thursday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory. Inurnment will follow at Clinton Cemetery. Jerry died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at his home.
He was born Jan. 15, 1948, in Topeka, the son of Kenneth G. and Juanita O. Fisher Retter. He graduated from Lawrence High School and later attended several universities, majoring in Fine Arts. Jerry owned Lawrence Drywall for many years, and was later employed by the Facilities Services department at the University of Kansas, where he became the supervisor of the Paint Shop. He was an avid KU basketball fan, and was very artistic. He enjoyed fishing, cooking, music, and Native American culture.
Survivors include two sons, Branden Dean Retter, Pleasant Hill, Calif., and Cassidy Cole Retter and wife Alicia, Lawrence; two daughters, Alisha Dee Christian and husband Jonathan, and Monica Nicole Retter, all of Lawrence; a brother, Kenneth Retter and wife Karen, Lawrence; and five grandchildren, Cobin Cole Retter, Cameron Chase Retter, Savannah Julieanne Christian, Caroline Rose Christian, and Taisha Monique Retter.
The family suggests memorials to the Lawrence Humane Society, or Just Food, in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044.