With profound sadness and great joy, we announce the passing of Janet (Nan) Doutt Rettig, our loving and devoted mother and friend to all whose lives she touched, on October 16, 2019. She left us while sleeping peacefully, in her 100th year, surrounded by her family. We will miss her tremendously but rejoice in her healing and reunion with her loved ones in heaven.
Born in Renfrew, Pennsylvania, she witnessed incredible changes to her world. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Norman, whom she married in 1944, prior to his deployment to Guam during WWII.
She is the beloved mother of Carol (Larry Fisher) and Robin (Ronald McKnight Sr.) and proud grandmother of Amy (Doug Barton), Bethany (John Conaty), Ronald McKnight, Jr., Rebecca (Nathaniel Dorsey) and Brooke McKnight. Janet has eight great-grandchildren.
Predeceased by her devoted husband, Norman, her parents Herbert Randall, Sr. and Rebecca Ellen (Beale) Doutt, five sisters Helen (Nicklas), Gertrude (Ross) Geraldine (Goehring Niles), Genevieve (Snyder Christianson) and Frances (Wehr), three brothers Herbert Randall Jr., William Ralph, and Raymond Beale, and one great-grandson, Christian Ronald.
Janet lived a full life as a wonderful mother, homemaker and in her earlier years in the retail sector. She especially enjoyed cooking and baking, kept an immaculate house, and her weekly outings to the bowling alley, card club and playing dominoes. She was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, past president and life member of Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 249, Helping Hands, and a member of Ladies Auxiliary American Legion 778. Most of all she loved her family, and instilled strong values in her daughters that has served them well. She will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts.
Visitation is at Young Funeral Home, Ltd., 127 West Jefferson Street Butler, PA, on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 from 2-4 & 6-8PM and a celebration of Janet’s life will be held at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 11AM with Rev. James F. Neal officiating.
Flowers or donations to Sage Park Assisted Living & Memory Care, 1701 Ball Park Road, Kissimmee, FL 34741 or Cornerstone Hospice Foundation (on-line donations or send to 2445 Lane Park Road, Tavares, FL 32778) are welcome.