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Donald Joseph Bretz

November 5, 1926 June 16, 2018
Donald Joseph Bretz
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Obituary for Donald Joseph Bretz

Donald Joseph Bretz, 91, of Summerfield, FL for 30 years, formerly of Lapeer, MI, died Saturday June 16, 2018 surrounded by family. He was born November 5, 1926 in Detroit, MI to parents Joseph and Vera (Eschenburg) Bretz. Don proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Then returned home to court and marry the love of his life, Ruth O. Mainland on June 16, 1950.

Mr. Bretz worked for GM 35 years, retiring in 1982. He enjoyed golfing, square and round dancing with the Sunshine Promaders. Don was a member of the American Legion Post #347 and the St. John Nurturing Committee. Don was known for telling jokes and really loved his friends.

Donald is survived by his wife of 68 years: Ruth, sons: Ronald (Beverly) Bretz; Brian (Kathy) Bretz, four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, siblings: Betty Liscomb of Tavares, FL and Robert Bretz of Fenton, MI. He was preceded in death by his sisters: Doris Johnson; Grace Thompson; Marge Parsell as well as his parents.

In accordance with Don’s wishes, cremation has been entrusted to Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Lapeer. His memorial service will be 11:00AM Friday June 22, 2018 at Hope Lutheran Church - Lake Weir Campus in Summerfield, FL. Condolences and memories may be shared at

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11:00 AM 6/22/2018 11:00:00 AM
Hope Lutheran Church - Lake Weir Campus

10495 SE Sunset Harbor Rd.
Summerfield, FL 34491

Hope Lutheran Church - Lake Weir Campus
10495 SE Sunset Harbor Rd. Summerfield 34491 FL
United States

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