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Catherine Jo Retzack

Sep 09, 1953 - Feb 12, 2022


Catherine Jo Retzack, age 68, of Sheboygan, died on Saturday, February 12, 2022, at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay. She was born in Plymouth on September 9, 1953, the daughter of the late John and June Schular Staples.
She attended local schools in Plymouth and graduated from Plymouth High School in 1971. Catherine was then united in marriage to Thomas Retzack in 1984 at St. Luke United Methodist Church in Sheboygan.
She was employed at the Kohler Company as a design coordinator for twenty years. Catherine enjoyed knitting, needle point, traveling, puzzles, and her furry companion, “Bishop”.
Survivors include her husband, Thomas Retzack, of Sheboygan; a sister-in-law, Dr. Susan Retzack, of Brookfield; aunt, Barb Staples; and her cousins, Vicki Sumner, of Fond du Lac, Sara Daggett, of Bolder Junction, Drew Staples, Pat Wyskocil, of California and Diane Greenlees, of Illinois. She is also survived by her half-siblings, John (Tasha) Staples, Cindy (Dan) Miller, Tom Staples, Don Staples, and Ron (Char) Staples, all of northern Wisconsin. Catherine was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, Walter and Lillie Schuler, aunts, Marie Badel, Margaret Schuler and Evelyn Kretsch, and her uncle, Elroy Schuler.
A graveside service Catherine will take place at St. John Cemetery in Elkhart Lake at a later date.
The Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at



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Arletta Giese

Tom and Sue; Please accept my deepest sympathy. My blessings on both of you. Ar;letta Giese

Donald Green

Tom My deepest condolences on the passing of your wife. You will be in our thoughts and prayers as you move on during this period of grief. Sincerely Don

Lori Gustafson

I am shocked and saddened to hear of Cathy's passing. She was instrumental in getting our class reunions together. My deepest sympathy to Tom! She will be missed.

Peter and Pat Fetterer

Tom: We were so sorry to read of Cathy's passing. She was a fun person with a happy smile, and she always made the day better when we met. We will miss her. Peter.

Mary Schueller

Tom, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Your dear wife was such a lovely person and I am fortunate that I got to know her and see all of those lovely Christmas trees which she was so passionate about! May she rest in peace.

Jane M Berg

Tom, I was so saddened and shocked to see Cathy had passed. I am so very sorry for your loss.

Ruthann (Rue Suhrke-Flowers

I am so sorry for your loss. Cathy and I were friends in high school. I always looked forward to her alumni updates. , My thoughts and prayers are with you

Greg Schmidt

Thomas, I'm truly gobsmacked to receive word of Cathy's passing. I will be in touch soon and get you my contact info. Then, if you need anything, I can hopefully assist in some small manner. Try to remember: "...the love you take is equal to the love you make."

Diane Tiry

Prayers and God's strength to help comfort you at this time of loss. She was a leader in the community and will be missed greatly.

Bernice Burtard

Sorry for your loss, she is resting in the arms of the Lord.

Rebecca A Gehr

David and I, send our heartfelt condolences to all. Will keep all in our thoughts and prayers. :(