Floyd H. Retzlaff, husband of Marian, age 89, of Litchfield, Minnesota, passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2023, at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center in St. Cloud, Minnesota.
Funeral Service will be held on Friday, June 2, 2023, at 11:00 A.M., at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cedar Mills, Minnesota, with interment in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 1, 2023, from 5:00-7:00 P.M., and will continue one hour prior to the service ALL at the church.
Military Honors by Hutchinson Memorial Rifle Squad.
Floyd Herman Retzlaff was born on October 20, 1933, in Olivia, Minnesota. He was the son of Emil and Minnie (Wojohn) Retzlaff. Floyd was baptized as an infant on November 10, 1933, and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth on March 21, 1948, at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Olivia. He received his education through the eighth grade in Olivia.
Floyd entered active military service in the United States Army on November 27, 1956, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He received an Honorable Discharge on November 19, 1958, at Fort Hamilton New York, and achieved the rank of Specialist 4th Class.
On August 31, 1963, Floyd was united in marriage to Marian Bach at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cedar Mills Township, Cedar Mills, Minnesota. Floyd and Marian resided in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, for 10 years before making their home in rural Litchfield, Minnesota. They shared 59 years of marriage.
Throughout Floyd’s life, he was employed as a truck driver, delivery driver, and also worked for the Meeker County Highway Department for 23 years before retiring in 1995. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cedar Mills.
Floyd enjoyed being outdoors; cutting wood and tending to the garden. He also enjoyed playing cards and his favorite board game, “Frustration.” Floyd especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Floyd passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2023, at the St. Cloud VA Community Living Center in St. Cloud, Minnesota, at the age of 89 years.
Blessed be his memory.
Floyd is survived by his:
Wife, Marian Retzlaff of Litchfield, MN;
Many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Floyd is preceded in death by his Parents, Emil and Minnie Retzlaff; Siblings, Melvin Retzlaff and his wife, Millie, Harvey Retzlaff and his wife, Shirley, Margory Raddatz and her husband, Helm; Niece, Mary Raddatz; Nephew, James Raddatz.