Robert Randall “Randy” Retz
Robert Randall “Randy” Retz, age 70, passed away October 1, 2012 in Colorado Springs. He was born on September 25, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan to Robert Charles Retz and Lorraine Snyder. He was married in 1971 to Judith I. Lounsbery, who survives.
Mr. Retz earned a degree in mechanical engineering from the Detroit College of Applied Science and was a Vietnam veteran, having served two years in the U.S. Army. He worked for Ford Motor Company and Aircraft Mechanics, Inc. before starting a landscaping business, Randy’s Landscaping & Design, Inc., in 1976. He enjoyed camping, hiking, and ATV-ing in the mountains. He was past president of the Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado, Southern Chapter.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his mother; his sister: Susan Snyder; two nieces: Jennifer Steffen (Tim) and Jessica Keepe (Mike); three great nieces; a great nephew; and best buddies: “Fudge” and “Bumper.”
Memorial services will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at the Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel. Military honors will follow at the Rock of Ages Gazebo. A reception will then be held at Bambino’s Italian Eatery, 2849 East Platte Avenue.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, 610 Abbott Lane, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80905, or Dream Power Animal Rescue, 571 North Academy Boulevard, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80909.