OBITUARY

Raymond James Trettel M.D.

October 26, 1928February 1, 2019
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Raymond James Trettel was born on October 26, 1928 in North Prairie, Minnesota and passed away on February 1, 2019 in Orlando, Florida.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, February 11, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Monday, February 11, 2019
REMEMBERING

Raymond James Trettel M.D.

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Nina Kahle

February 13, 2019

Joan,
What a lovely life you and Jim shared. I was always so impressed to hear of your family and your travel adventures. We wish you comfort and peace.
Sincerely,
Nina (Novasic) and Tom Kahle (Wisconsin)

Terese Metz Summers

February 13, 2019

Aunt Joan

I wanted to express my condolences at Uncle Jim passing. Mom and Dad and I visited your family when you lived near Washington dc. Uncle Jim and yourself and the boys were so welcoming. I will miss Uncle Jim.

Teri

Art Josetti

February 11, 2019

Aunt Joan, I just got a text from my sister Jean about uncle Jim's passing. I remeber when you would visit my family when we lived in Chicago. My mom, Cele, was so proud of her little brother who became a doctor. A great accomplishment for him and the Trettel family.
Uncle Jim was a gentle soul. We always enjoyed his Christmas letters outlining the world travel that you two did, even until recently.

He will be missed.

Art & Jackie Josetti

charlene crocker

February 9, 2019

Jim and Jan his older sister.( 2011)
She just celebrated her 93 birthday. (1/22/2019)

Charlene Metz Crocker

February 9, 2019

Uncle Jim was Charlene's godfather. We remember visiting Jim and Joan when
my husband Bill Crocker and I flew to Orlando , then we drove to Cape
Canaveral and to Jim and Joan's home. We enjoyed our friendly visit and a meal.
They gave us a tour of the area around their city. and shared stories of their travels and
the five boys. I love Jim and will miss him and will pray for his soul all my life.

Charlene

Jeanette Trettel Metz

February 9, 2019

Dear Joan, Mark, Peter, Stephen, Terry, Michael

My memory of Jim as my baby brother, dates back to the day he was born on October 26, 1928. As a child myself I remember a strange woman in black in our home. The story I was told was that I was to have a new baby in our house. My mother was husking corn on a typical October day when she went into labor. My older sister, Regine, took Mother to the farm house while the rest of the family kept working. The strange woman in the house was Mrs. Trutwin who was a mid-wife to help Mother deliver this new baby. When they ran into trouble, someone called or got Dr. Watson from Royalton. Dr. Watson had to be a good doctor because he successfully delivered a healthy baby. I was told later that the reason the doctor had to be called was because Jim was a breech delivery.

Jimmy was my constant child-hood companion. We had a lot of fun on the farm. My sister Cecilia and I would bargain with him into doing the dishes in place of milking the cows. The person who got to him first was the winner.

Besides doing chores and working on the farm, we always managed to have time, to playball, go skating, sledding and acting. We would take old clothes while watching the cows and put on imaginary plays.

Jim wasn't too happy about going to school initially but he did become an enthusiastic student. He completed all twelve grades and enrolled at St. John's University and then on to Medical School to become a doctor. He was always available for good family medical consultations.

We will miss his casual disposition and calm manner. He would come up with logical reasons for what
was happening in medicine and the world

Edward Trettel

February 8, 2019

Dear Joan, Mark, Peter, Stephen, Terry, and Michael,

Please accept my sympathies at the loss of Jim.

My Dad (Albert) spoke fondly of Jim and admired him greatly. He must have been a wonderful husband, and a great father.

When one thinks of the 10s of 1000s of lives that he positively impacted, he lived a full life and has a lasting legacy.

Regards,
Edd Trettel

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