Reta Garbrecht

Reta Garbrecht

Saturday, December 9th, 1939 Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

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Obituary for Reta Grace Garbrecht (Hodges)

Kingsford- Reta Grace Garbrecht, 80, of Kingsford, Mich., passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at her home, surrounded by her family.

She was born December 9, 1939, in Sault St. Marie, Mich., daughter of the late Fred and Violet (Chedister) Hodges. Reta married Ronald Garbrecht St. on February 18, 1958 at Central Methodist Church in Sault St. Marie, Michigan. He preceded her in death in November of 1992. In Reta’s younger years she was a Certified Nursing Assistant while raising 6 children and later retired from Dickinson County Hospital where she was loved by all who knew her.

Reta was a kind and loving mother and sister. She loved time spent at family gatherings, camping, float trips on the river, fishing, and the Green Bay Packers. Reta was a great person to be around and she truly enjoyed life, she was a dear soul and will be sorely missed by all.

Survivors include her two sons, Charles Garbrecht, Iron Mountain, Mich., and Dan (Kelly) Garbrecht, Kingsford, Mich.; three daughters, Rebecca (Terry) Meinolf, Merriman, Mich., Debra (Joseph) Anderson, Norway, Mich., and Lori (Joe Maracini) Garbrecht, Iron Mountain, Mich.; one sister, Margaret “Tina” Swailes, Crystal Falls, Mich.; fifteen grandchildren, Charles Jr., Jason, Jamie, Miranda, Rhonda, Jessie, Steven, Levi, Katey, Lindsey, Ashley, Amanda, Kayla, Carissa, Daniel, Jr., and Matthew; and thirty great-grandchildren whom she loved dearly.

In addition to her parents, and husband, Ronald, Reta was preceded in death by one son, Ronald Garbrecht Jr.; three brothers, Fred, George and Rod Hodges; and by one sister, Gertrude Hodges.

Reta’s spirit is carried on by her family and friends.

In accordance with Reta’s wishes, private family services will be held.

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The family has chosen the Jacobs Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Iron Mountain, Mich. to honor Reta’s legacy of life.

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Tammy Conley

Thoughts & prayers to Reta's family. She was a beautiful person who had the heart of gold. I had the pleasure of getting to know her when I worked with her @ DCH. Such a very nice lady. Condolences to all her family.
~ Tammy Conley
Comment | Posted at 08:13pm via Condolence

Sharon Weber

I can't tell you how sorry I was to read about the passing of your mother. I remember the good ole days going to your house in Quinnesec to play, I had so much fun and she was never upset with us kids coming over. I worked with her at Maryhill Manor. It was a pleasure working with her, she was such a good CNA, caring, polite, honest, pleasant and dependable. She took alot of pride in her work and it showed. I missed her when she left. Please know that I am thinking of all of you in this difficult time but know that I am here if you need anything. I feel now that she is one of heavens guardian angels protecting those she cared about. God Bless each and every one of you. Sharon Weber (Walstrom)
Comment | Posted at 10:17am via Condolence

Sherry Lindlbauer

I worked with Reta for long time. Learned to love her as friend. She was very loving and caring to her patients, as well as, everyone she came in contact with. Thoughts and prayers to her family. She will be sorely missed.
Comment | Posted at 10:38am via Condolence

Shawna Cudnohufsky

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love to all
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