Strate Funeral Home

505 10Th Street, Davenport, WA


Michael Ray Retter

December 29, 1947September 3, 2019

RETTER, Michael Ray, Dec 29 1947 – Sep 3 2019, age 71.

Mike was a dependable son, brother, and worker, gifted grower of plants, US Navy veteran (USS San Jose AFS-7 plank owner), WSU grad, and soils/fertilizer manager for Iseli Nursery in Boring OR. Retired to boyhood home in Hartline WA in 2016. Survived by brother Steve (Donna) of Woodbury MN, niece Juliana (Joel) Ruud of Sioux Falls SD, and nephew Ben of Woodbury MN. Preceded in death by parents Raymond and Aletha Irene Retter, whom Mike faithfully served in their elder years. Funeral service Monday Sept 9, 2019 at 11:00 am, at the Chapel Strate Funeral Home Davenport, Inurnment follow at 2:30 PM at Fairmont Cemetery, 5200 W. Wellesley, Spokane, WA. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Hartline Fire Department, 925 Willard St, PO Box 132, Hartline WA 99135. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.stratefuneralhome.com for the Retter family. STRATE FUNERAL HOME, Davenport, WA is caring for the family.


  • Celebration of Life Monday, September 9, 2019
  • Inurnment Monday, September 9, 2019


Michael Ray Retter

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Charlene (Frick) Kagele

September 8, 2019

I was sorry to read of Mike's passing away. My father, Don Frick, and I had just been talking about your mother, Irene, a few days ago. We had found an old picture of her as a young girl, growing up near Moody, WA. We have many fond memories of your family at Salem Lutheran in Marlin, WA.