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Todd Steven Retzlaff

June 4, 1968 — October 29, 2011

On October 28, 2011, Todd Steven Retzlaff, age 43, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Oshkosh, WI. Todd was born on June 4, 1968 and raised in Appleton, WI. All of his life he was dedicated to helping others. Even in elementary school he was in safety patrol, back then already helping to keep kids safe. He took very seriously any responsibility that was given to him, even as a child.Todd graduated from Appleton West High School, where he was involved in cross-county and track; he volunteered for groups such as Peer Mediators and SADD (Students Against Drunk Driving). After high school, Todd initially wanted to be a paramedic and pursued this for a few years, spending time working for Gold Cross and helping many people with medical emergencies. Todd went on to graduate from the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh with a bachelor of Social Work Degree. He was currently enrolled in the Masters of Social Work Program through UW-Oshkosh and Green Bay.Todd started his career working with At-Risk teens at Youth-Go in Neenah, WI. He went on to work for Winnebago County Human Services as a Social Worker for the past 13 plus years. He dedicated his life to helping children and families have better lives. He was passionate about the work he did and would do anything he could to keep children safe. For the past eight years he also did on-call crisis Social Work, going out at all hours of the night, weekends, and holidays to emergency situations in order to help children.Todd loved working in his yard, cruising on his riding lawn mower with his baby girl Kyla. He was immensely proud of his son Keegan. They loved doing fireworks together, (its in our blood) and going on crazy long bike rides. Todds children, Keegan Davis Retzlaff (15) and Kyla Jean Retzlaff (8), were the absolute loves and joy of his life.Todd loved to travel and the highlight of this was the amazing trip he and his wife Heather took to Hawaii to celebrate their ten year anniversary. Todd looked forward to the day he could go back and share this with his children. Todd and Heather spent many happy times together in Florida and at the cottage swimming, riding motorcycles, having bonfires, playing cards and just spending time together.Todd is survived by his beloved children Keegan and Kyla Retzlaff and his wife Heather of Oshkosh. He is further survived by his parents Roger and Barbara Retzlaff, sister Connie(Mike) Frahm, brother Scott(Lisa) Retzlaff, sister Amy(Don) Hemauer, sister-in-law Laurie Retzlaff, sister-in-law Harmony(Rick) Getsfried all of Appleton WI, and father-in-law, James Davis of Kissimmee, FL. His nieces and nephews; Kyle, Kevin, Kollin, and Kelly Retzlaff, Crystal(Mark) Weinreich, Corey, Cody, and Carson Frahm, Brittni, Nathan, Megan, and Justin Hemauer, and Mason and Sebastian Getsfried, and Melissa, Ryan, and Jacob Retzlaff. A great niece, Taylor Weinreich and great nephews, Candon Frahm and Caleb Barnard. Also surviving are a special daughter Tasha Rockow and her son Silas of Fond du Lac and a special friend Janet Sohrweide, who was like a second mother to Todd.Todd was preceded in death by his brother, Rick Retzlaff, a nephew, Daniel Hemauer, and his mother-in-law Pamela Davis. They are all playing cards together in heaven right now.The funeral service will be on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 11:00 AM at the First Congregational Church (137 Algoma Blvd. Oshkosh) with the Rev. Jane Anderson officiating. Family and friends may visit at the Konrad-Behlman Funeral Home (Westside) on Tuesday from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM and at the church on Wednesday from 10:00 Am to 11:00 AM. Internment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Appleton. A memorial fund will be established for his children as his greatest wish was for them to be able to go to college.Todd your family loves you and will miss you forever. I love you my baby TS, XXX.

Konrad-Behlman Funeral Home - Westside



100 Lake Pointe Drive
Oshkosh
WI
54904

Tuesday, November 01, 2011
3:00 PM to 7:00 PM



First Congregational Church



137 Algoma Blvd
Oshkosh
WI
54901

Wednesday, November 02, 2011
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM



First Congregational Church



137 Algoma Blvd
Oshkosh
WI
54901

Wednesday, November 02, 2011
11:00 AM



Riverside Cemetery



1901 Algoma Blvd
Oshkosh
WI
54901




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