BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – Robert W. “Bob” Rettenmaier. age 84, of Battle Creek, Mich., passed away Monday, December 16, 2013, at Lifespan Good Samaritan Hospice Residence.

Robert was born on July 2, 1929, in Fort Dodge, Iowa, the son of William and Mary (Steininger) Rettenmaier. On August 8, 1953, he was united in marriage to Regina Plum who preceded him in death in 1998. He then married Helen O’Heran on October 24, 1998, who survives. Surviving are children, Thomas G. (Catherine) Rettenmaier, Mary A. Rettenmaier, Theresa M. “Trees” (Mark) Hill, Margaret “Peggy” (Joseph) Wieland, Kevin (Shari) O’Heran, Sean (Patty) O’Heran, Brian T. (Schivawn) O’Heran and Peg Kennedy; 17 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; sisters, Frances M. (Robert) Dougherty and Catherine C. Kessler; a brother Albert J. (Pat) Rettenmaier.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 p.m. today at St. Joseph Catholic Church with The Very Rev. Mark J. Vyverman V.F. officiating. Interment will be at Fort Custer National Cemetery Monday at 1 p.m. Richard A. Henry Funeral Home, Battle Creek, is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, Lifespan Good Samaritan Hospice Residence or a charity of one’s choice.