Judith L. "Judy" Retzer

Wood River | Thursday, June 2 2011

Judith L. “Judy” Retzer, 63, passed away at 7:55 a.m. Thursday June 2, 2011 at Alton Memorial Hospital.

She was born on October 20, 1947 in Alton, IL, the daughter of George Charles and Mary Janette (Smallwood) Maloney.

She married Darrell W. Retzer in Rosewood Heights in November of 1988; he preceded her in death on July 1, 1998.

Judy was employed at Lewis & Clark Community College in Godfrey for over 30, years retiring in 2002. She was an active member of the Wood River Woman’s Club, the LIFT group, Woman’s Christian Group, the Planning Commission of Wood River, the Wood River Museum, and on the board of the Alton Area Employees Credit Union. She loved to travel, but her greatest joy was spending time with her daughters, and her great Aunt Bernetta.

She is survived by two daughters; April Lynn Retzer of Wood River, and Charli Lynn Retzer of Wood River, one son: Wade Darrell Retzer of Wood River, one step-son; Jeffrey Burcham of E. Alton, a step-daughter: Lisa Ortiz of TX, a brother and his spouse; Michael Charles Maloney of Tampa, FL. a great aunt; Bernetta Maloney, an adopted gray hound Ms M, and several cousin’s, aunts and many special friends. 

In addition to her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by several aunts and uncles.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be from 5 to 8 pm, Monday June 6, 2011 at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton.

Per her wishes cremation rites will be accorded.

Memorials may be directed to the Wood Rivers Women’s Club, or the American Diabetes association.

Online condolences and guest book may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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