Stephen K. "Steve" Rettig
Residence: Buffalo, Indiana
Died: Wednesday, July 03, 2019
Location: 11:00 p.m., at the Monticello Healthcare Center of Monticello, Indiana, with his wife, Janis, at his side
 
 
Age: 75
Date of Birth: Saturday, July 01, 1944
Birth place: Taylorville, Illinois
Branch: Navy
Service: Vietnam Era
Father: Lewis K. Rettig  
Mother: Virginia Rettig  
Marital Status: Married
Resided in: Hobart, Indiana for 42 years and Buffalo, Indiana, for the past seventeen years.
Funeral Date: Saturday, July 20, 2019
Funeral Location: 3:00 p.m., Saturday, July 20, 2019, Full Military Rites by the Monticello Veterans Honor Guard of Monticello followed by a Memorial Celebration Life Service at the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana.
Clergy: Chaplain William "Bill" Martin of the Monticello Veterans Honor Guard, and the VFW Post #2231 both of Monticello, Indiana. .
Burial will take place: Private Family burial will be at the Hughes Cemetery in rural Monticello, Indiana.
Visitation will be: 2:00 p.m. until the time of Service on Saturday, July 20, 2019, at the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana.
Biographical Information: My husband was a good man and a good American. When the Vietnam War began, he enlisted in the United States Navy and had three tours of duty in Vietnam. When it was over, he became a policeman; his main goal was to help people, and he did. Once he gave a man walking along the railroad track the money he had in his wallet for the man to get back home. He bought basketball shoes for kids in youth basketball who didn’t have any. He bought groceries for people who needed food for their families. He coached youth basketball, basketball at middle school and high school levels. He also coached girls softball. Steve was the first Detective Sergeant. Later on he was appointed Captain by Mayor Cal Green, which was a second-in-command position of the Hobart Police Department. Hearing retirement, he served as Jail Commander for Sheriff John Roberts here in White County, Indiana. He always called himself a "little kid from Moweaqua, Illinois," but he had some big accomplishments in his life. Our family will always be proud of his legacy. We will always love and miss him. He was a wonderful husband and father. I Love You, Janis
Special Services: Full Military Rites by the Monticello Veterans Honor Guard of Monticello, Indiana, will be conducted at the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana, beginning at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, July 20, 2019.
Memorial Information: Memorials may be given to the Conerstone Autuism Center of Indiana, 3482 Mcclure Avenue, West Lafayette, IN 47906. Envelopes will be available here at the funeral home.
Marriage Information: On February 12, 1967, in Hobart, Indiana, he married Janis R. Hill; she survives.
Survivors include:
Wife,
Janis R. Rettig of Buffalo, Indiana;

Daughter,
Kimberly R. Rettig of Lake Station, Indiana;

Son,
Stephanie J. (wife Kendra) Rettig of Lafayette, Indiana;

Three (3) Grandchildren,
Stevie Ray Rettig of Lafayette, Indiana,
Lewis Rettig of Lake Station, Indiana, and
Kayley Melton of Lake Station, Indiana.

Preceded in Death:
Parents,
Lewis K. and Virginia Rettig;

Siblings,
Jayne Johnston,
Sue Redar, and
Samuel "Sam" Rettig.

Arrangements by:
Miller - Roscka Funeral Home, 6368 E. US 24, Monticello, Indiana, 47960 (574) 583-8488