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In Memory of Michael T. Rettinger

Celebration of Life

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday September 3, 2019
O'Connell Family Funeral Home
520 11th Street South
Hudson WI, 54016

Michael T. Rettinger, age 43, died suddenly Thursday, August 29, 2019, from a heart attack.
Michael was born on September 8, 1975, the son of Jim Rettinger and Lauri (Holland) Rockman.
Michael will remain in the hearts of his three sons, Thomas, Alex, Ethan; their mother, Verity Davis; parents, Lauri (Scott) Rockman and Jim (Laura) Rettinger; siblings, Andrew Rockman, Caitlin (Jake) Trask, Jonathan (Jodi) Rettinger, and Chelsea (Chris) Rhea.
Michael had two careers in his life that he was equally passionate about. He was a talented chef and spent many years working in restaurants in Wisconsin and Minnesota before finding another calling as an emergency room EMT.
He was an avid runner, competing in numerous races including marathons and enjoyed camping and hiking, especially around the Boundary Waters and along the shores of Lake Superior. He was also an enthusiastic sports fan, spending many hours watching Formula 1 races and cheering for the Minnesota Vikings. Above all else, Michael cherished his three boys, who were the lights of his life.
Celebration of Michael’s Life: 4-6PM Tuesday, September 3, O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 So. 11th St, Hudson, WI with a short remembrance for Michael at 6PM.
A Second Celebration of Michael’s Life will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 5, 2019, at Boston Funeral Home of Stevens Point, with a short remembrance service for Michael from 11:30 a.m. to noon.
Memorials preferred to the discretion of the family.

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    • I knew Michael through a closed Facebook group for those running their first Twin Cities marathon in 2017. We kept the page open after the marathon and for over two years, Michael was nothing but supportive and positive to everyone. He was truly an inspirational man. Even though we never met in person I feel as though I knew him. We are all so very sad to hear of his passing. Condolences to his family.