It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Helmut Retzer on November 27, 2020 at the age of 86 years young. He will be lovingly remembered for his tough German values, sweet funny humor, and pranks that he did to show his love for his family. Helmut will be sadly missed by his adoring wife Marlene Thoreson; children Linda, Bob, Susan, and Val (Brad); grandchildren Brittanie (Joost), Amber, Caralea, Danny, Sara (Michael), Ryley, and Danielle; and great-grandchild Jyree. He is also survived by his twin sister Hilda Gnenz, brothers Ed and Walter (Elizabeth), sister-in-law Elaine, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, 2 sisters, 3 brothers, and his Aunt Dorothy.
A private service will be held at Serenity Funeral Service for immediate family on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 6:00 pm. Due to Covid guidelines, it will be livestreamed online for all other friends and family at https://distantlink.com/SerenityES.html. Cremation to follow with interment at a later date. The family would like to thank the CapitalCare Dickinsfield Choice Program for their compassionate and caring staff. If you would like to make a donation to this facility on behalf of Helmut, they are located at 14225 94 Street, Edmonton.
Serenity Funeral Service – South Edmonton, (780)450-0101