Rosene Marie Rettig

1931 - 2020

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Rosene Marie Rettig, 89, of Jenera passed away at the Arlington Good Samaritan on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. She was born on June 2, 1931 to the late Ted and Belle (Meeks) Smith. She married Elmer F. Rettig on April 9, 1950 and he preceded her in death on July 16, 1993. Surviving are three nephews: James (Debra) Reichley, Kevin (Lisa) Reichley, and Dennis Gossman; and a niece, Janice Reichley. She was preceded in death by two brothers: Robert and Terry Smith. Rosene was a lifelong member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church. She was a 1949 graduate of Fairmont High School in Dayton, Ohio. She worked as a bar maid and at Leiters Grocery in Jenera as a clerk. She and her husband ran "Rosie's Lunch Wagon" for many years at local auctions. She was very active in the Jenera community, helping with the "Polka Fest", making noodles, and with the Dachshund races. Rosene also enjoyed crocheting and canning and caning chairs. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Monday, July 20, 2020 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Jenera. Visitation will be held from 2:00-4:00pm on Sunday, July 19 at CRATES FUNERAL HOME, and for one hour (10:00-11:00am) prior to the funeral on Monday at the church. Burial will be in Arlington Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the church and online condolences can be shared by visiting

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    620 N. Main St
    Arlington, Ohio
    Sunday, July 19th 2020 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church[Map]
    305 North Main Street
    Jenera, Ohio 45841
    Monday, July 20th 2020 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

  • Funeral Service:

    Monday, July 20th 2020 - 11:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church [Map]
    305 North Main Street
    Jenera, Ohio 45841

  • Final Resting Place:

    Arlington Cemetery [Map]
    18470 Twp Rd 71
    Arlington, Ohio 45814

  • Contributions:

    Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church - Rettig
    301 Main St.
    Jenera, Ohio 45841

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To : Rosenes family
Date :Friday, July 17th 2020
From : Marco Breyman Monday
I have many fond memories of Elmer and Rosene, I remember her tending the bar with my parents..Her wearing a poodle skirt for the Saturday night dances. I went threw my Jenera pictures thinking I could post. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.