Carolyn Elizabeth Rettig, 82, of rural Bluffton, passed away at 5:54 a.m. on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay. Carolyn was born on June 15, 1937, in Dola, Ohio to Willard and Fairy (Wilch) Neff.

She graduated from Cory Rawson in May 1955. On August 7, 1955, she married Gerald E. Rettig. This union was blessed with two children; a son: Steve (Laura Donnelly) Rettig of Kenton and a daughter: Sheryl Rettig of Bluffton. Other survivors include her grandchildren: Lauren (Travis) Hare, Tyler Amos, Courtney (Caleb) Breitigam, Kelsey (Mason) Waltz, Cody Amos, Dillon Amos, Peyton Rettig and Carly Amos; brother-in-law: Roger Ruffell; sister-in-law: Sharon Rettig and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her in-laws: John and Verna (Gehron) Rettig; brothers: Jimmy and Richard Neff; sisters: Mary Johnson, Janice Redick, Ruth Ann Ruffell and Esther Neff; brothers-in-law: Norman and Herbert Rettig, Norman Johnson, Ralph Redick; sister-in-law: Beulah Griffith.

Carolyn retired from Cory Rawson Schools where she worked in the cafeteria for many happy years. Prior to this, Carolyn had a cake and candy business called Carolyn’s Sweet Shop. She and her sister-in-law, Sharon Rettig made beautiful wedding cakes together. Carolyn enjoyed cooking and baking for her family, playing cards and watching the Cleveland Indians. She also enjoyed being a farmer’s wife, from hauling grain to helping do the chores. She always had a smile on her face. She loved her life and her family more than anything.

She was a lifelong member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Jenera, Ohio. Visitation will be Sunday, July 14, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at CRATES FUNERAL HOME in Arlington. The funeral service will be on Monday, July 15, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s Evangelical Church, Jenera, with Pastor Steve Edmiston officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Memorials may be given to St. Paul’s Building Fund or the donor’s charity of choice. Online condolences are welcomed at