Wilma R. Reetz

Visitation for Wilma R. Reetz, 90, Lawrence will be from 4 pm to 6 pm Thursday March 7, 2019, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. A private burial will take place at a later date.
She passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on March 1, 2019, at her home.

Wilma was born August 6, 1928, in Leavenworth, the daughter of Ernest and Luda Jeffries. She graduated from Leavenworth High School and later taught school in Fall Leaf. After raising her children, Wilma worked for TNT Seed Company, Phelps Financial and Robinson Insurance in Lawrence.

Mrs. Reetz was a member of the Plymouth Congregational Church of Lawrence. She also participated in social clubs including the Newman Bowling League, Happy Hour Club and Mackey Merry Makers. She enjoyed flowers, plants, and her Kansas Jayhawks. She was always happy to cook enormous meals and treat anyone with her delicious pies and cakes.

She married Alvin William Reetz on Aug. 18, 1946 in Leavenworth, KS spending nearly 67 wonderful years together. Alvin preceded Wilma in death July 2, 2013.

Survivors include three daughters, Cheryl Klug (late husband Bob), Charla Tunget (late husband Sam), Debbie Wedel and husband Dennis, son Alvin William “Bill” Reetz Jr. and wife Judi, all of Lawrence; ten grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Irene De Frees and one brother, Col. Jack De Frees, two half-sisters, Millie Manson and Dorothy Graves and one half-brother, Aubrey Ray.

The family suggests memorials to the Visiting Nurses of Lawrence, or the Reno Township Fire Department, in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Kathy Jones Guth...

Charla and family,
Losing a parent is always hard and my thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time. Hopefully the good memories will bring laughter and peace to you.

From Ronda and Tim Shepard...

Cheryl, Charla, Debbie and Bill,

We are sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a great lady and I know she will be greatly missed. May your fond memories bring you
comfort. Tim and Ronda

From Judy and Tom Crumet...

Cheryl and family, we are so sorry for the pain you are feeling right now. I’m glad that all of you were able to live close and share so much precious time together. Cheryl, you are in my heart.

From Marsue Neis Frame...

Cheryl, Charla, Debby and Bill: Mike and I are sorry to hear about Aunt Wilma’s passing. We had a wonderful visit with her during our visit to Lawrence last June. Great memories last forever. Thinking of you during this sad time for you and your families.
Love Marsue Neis Frame and Mike Frame

From Gary Tollefson...

Charla, so sorry to read of your mom’s passing..your mom and dad meant a lot to me during the years that I worked at Co-op…you have had to bear the burden of death, too many times in your lifetime..here’s to Sam, Alvin, and Wilma…may the Lord God Almighty, bring the strength and the peace into your life, that is so needed at this time…love ya…Gary T.

From Janice Prager...

Charla and family members I’m so sorry to hear about your mother passing, it’s so hard to lose a parent, may the good Lord walk you through this time of grief. God bless !

From Marilyn Whitenton...

To Cheryl, Charla, Debby, Bill – So very sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. Sending big {{hugs}} to all of you and your families. Our sympathy and thoughts are with you all. Much love, Marilyn & Philip

From Brenda Jones...

My thoughts and Prayers are with you and your families at the time of your loss of your mother … A special angel will be watching over you …. God Bless …

From Sarah Stoffer Campbell...

Debbie, Charla and family, I was sad to read of your Mother’s passing. Keeping you in my prayers.

From Ginger and Steve Wingert...

Charla, Cheryl, Debbie and Bill,
We are so sorry to hear of your Mom passing. It is so hard to loose your mother. We are thinking of you guys and your families. We are out of town but hope we are home before the service. Love you. Ginger and Steve

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