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Janice Ann Retterath

February 3, 1943 ~ October 12, 2021 (age 78)


Janice Ann Retterath, age 78, of Austin, passed away on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, after a long illness.


Born February 3, 1943, in Austin to Albert and Monica Swank, Jan was the youngest of four children. She grew up in Austin and attended Pacelli High School. 


On August 20, 1960, Jan was united in marriage to James “Jim” Retterath. She worked a variety of part-time jobs over the years, enjoyed playing softball, and bowling. 


Jan is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Jim Retterath; sister, Darlene Hardy; four sons: Jamie (Vicki), Scott (Susan), Marc (Barb), and Jesse; nine grandchildren: Adam (Rachel), Sam (Justine), Chad, Katie (Lucas), Nate, Allie, John, Bradley and Lucas; and many nieces, nephews, and extended family.


Jan is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, David Swank & Gene Swank; grandson, Jake Retterath.


Jan treasured her time with family playing cards and games, camping, and traveling.


A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11am on Friday, October 29, 2021, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. A luncheon will be served at the Eagle’s Club following the service.


The family requests that masks be worn at the service and visitation.


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October 29, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Augustine Catholic Church
405 4th Street NW
Austin, MN 55912

Memorial Mass
October 29, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Augustine Catholic Church
405 4th Street NW
Austin, MN 55912

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