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William Kretzer

October 13, 1936 — December 28, 2019

William L. “Bill” Kretzer, 83, of Fowler passed away on Saturday, December 28, 2019 in Mendon.

Bill was born on October 13, 1936 in Quincy. The son of the late August “Gus” and Della Mae (Tenvorde) Kretzer. He married Sandra A. Dedert on May 5, 1956 at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Fowler.

Bill was a 1954 graduate of Unity High School in Mendon. He owned and operated BF Tenvorde Lumberyard, was a farmer, Unit 4 Bus Driver, Cen-Pe-Co Oil Salesman and a seed salesman. He was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Mendon Lions Club, Honey Creek Township Board, 3 Adam 20 Ambulance Board, Adams County Fair Board, Fowler Fire Department and the Home Cemetery Board.

In addition to his wife Sandra, Bill is survived by; three children, Dan (Cindy) Kretzer of Mendon, Donald (Pam) Kretzer of Mendon, Lorie (Greg) Graham of Liberty; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Nicole (Brandon) Victor of Madison, WI., and their son Braylon, Michael (Jessie) Kretzer of Mendon and their children, Savannah, Calahan and Flarahty, Beth (BJ) Donaldson of Fort Collins, Co., and their son Liam, Kelly (Adam) Weiman of Quincy and their sons, Taylor, Nathan and Josh, Kristen (Jeff) Lay of Labelle, Mo. and their twins Kinley and Jack, Kody Graham of Liberty; cousins, Anne (Harry) Swarts and Mary (Tom) McCoy. Three sister-in-laws; Karen Likes, Marilyn VanBlair, Cheryl Burwinkel and one brother-in-law Larry Burwinkel.

He was preceded in death by; one grandson, Logan Graham, one brother, John Kretzer, two brothers-in-law, Ronald Likes and Dean VanBlair.

Services will be 10:30 A.M on Saturday, January 4, 2020 in St. Paul United Church of Christ in Fowler with Reverend Dixie Croxton officiating. Interment will be in Home Cemetery in Fowler. Visitation will be from 3:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. on Friday, January 3, 2020 in the Hunter Funeral Home in Mendon. Memorial contributions have been suggested to St. Paul United Church of Christ or Home Cemetery. You are invited to share memories of Bill and leave condolences at

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Friday, January 3, 2020

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Saturday, January 4, 2020

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