Cecelia Bretl Obituary

Cecelia J. Bretl
Cecelia J. Bretl

April 4, 1934 - October 10, 2016
Resided in Menominee, MI
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Cecelia J. Bretl, 82, of Menominee, passed away Monday, October 10, 2016. She was born April 4, 1934 in Menominee to John and Claire (Tanguay) Bayerl.
She resided in the Menominee area all of her life and was a graduate of Menominee High School. Cecelia then attended nursing school at Holy Family Hospital in Manitowoc and graduated as a Registered Nurse. She will be remembered by many for providing compassionate and skilled care in obstetrics, the ICU, as well as the emergency room at St. Joseph Lloyd Hospital and later at Bay Area Medical Center. She married Robert J. Bretl on June 2, 1956 and together they raised 9 children. Cecelia was a long time member of the Master Gardeners, the Woman's Study Group, Menominee Woman's Club, her Book Club, Sewing Club, as well as a volunteer with the American Red Cross. Cecelia and Robert hosted a foreign exchange student and supported their children's school activities through AFS, Band Parents and other organizations. She also baked constantly to supply birthday treats for her large and expanded family. She was a member of Holy Redeemer Parish in Birch Creek where she served as Eucharistic minister as well as a member of the choir.

Cecelia was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Sara.
She is survived by her husband, Robert; Children: Tim (Traci) Bretl, Mary (Steve) VanDomelen, Kathy (Rob) Rosen, Julie (Scott) LaFleur, Carol (Scott) Paavola, Jim (Liz) Bretl, Joanne (Tony) Furton and Frank (Lesley) Bretl; Grandchildren: Brandon Bretl, Bob Bretl, Tiffany Bretl, Stephen VanDomelen, Tyler VanDomelen, Dan VanDomelen, Patty Robards, Brittany Robards, Nicole LaFleur, Laura LaFleur-Moskoff, Sara Storm, Mandy Paavola, Lucas Paavola, Brett Paavola, Max Bretl, Isabelle Bretl, Anna Bretl, Marc Furton, Alison Furton, Lindsey Furton, and Kate Breitling;
Great Grandchildren: Ryder Bretl, Luca Bretl, Chase Bretl, Emma Bretl, Solomon Bretl, Adalyn VanDomelen, Sienna VanDomelen, Ben Pearson, Hartley Storm, Jensyn Storm, Jaden Schuster, Noah Schuster, Rain Leaus, and Cooper Cann-Furton; Brothers: Dick (Mary) Bayerl, John (Jann) Bayerl and Andy (Cindy) Bayerl; Sisters: Mary (Milt) Whitmore, Margie (Ray) Micolichek, and Theresa (Roy) Harris.
Friends may call at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Birch Creek on Friday, October 14, 2016, from 10 a.m. until 12 noon. A Mass of Christian Burial for the repose of the soul of Cecelia Bretl will be celebrated immediately following with Father Ronald Timock officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Menominee.

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Holy Redeemer Church
5541 Birch Creek Rd.
Menominee, MI
Friday, October 14, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Service
Holy Redeemer Church
5541 Birch Creek Rd.
Menominee, MI
Friday, October 14, 2016
12:00 PM