Donald K Rettig, 72, of Mesa, AZ, formerly West Fargo, ND passed away on May 11th, 2020. A man with the kindest heart…
Don was born on February 7, 1948 to August and Pearl (Baker) Rettig in Breckenridge, MN and grew up in Hankinson, ND. After graduating High School from Hankinson, in 1966 he worked for the SOO Line Railroad like his Father until 1970.
Don married Candy Gully in spring 1969 and they resided in West Fargo, ND and had 2 Children, Becky and Todd.
He started night school to become an Electrician and worked for various electrical contractors around Fargo until 1983 when he proudly represented “The Guys” as the Assistant Business Agent for The IBEW Local 1426 in Fargo-Grand Forks until retiring in 2004.
On August 3,1996 Don married his first love, Renee Trautman in West Fargo they moved to Mesa, Arizona in 2009 and enjoyed retirement in the warm weather and visits from their friends, family and especially grand kids to play cards and dice. Those who Don knew he never said no to a round of cards.
After retiring in 2004, Don spent his time making wooden furniture for children, watching NASCAR, fishing, and spoiling his 2 grandchildren and 7 step grandchildren as much as possible. Don has had a lifetime passion of fishing of any kind. Each summer after retiring to Arizona in 2009, he would still return to the Fargo area to go fishing with his son Todd and old friends.
Don is preceded in death by his loving parents. August and Pearl Rettig.
He is survived by his wife, Renee Rettig; his two children, Becky Rettig, West Fargo; Granddaughter Brooke Rettig and Todd (Nicole) Rettig, Grandson Carter Rettig, West Fargo, his brother Alan (Connie) Rettig, Forest Lake, MN and their 2 sons, Lee and Craig Rettig; three step children; Erin (Eric) Campos, Mesa, AZ; Reed (Kristin) Trautman, Phoenix, AZ; Lindsay (Eddie) Black, Mesa, AZ; and Seven Step Grandchildren, Camden Campos, Breanna Campos, Kylie Campos, Brooke Donovan, Rylan Black, Jacob Black and Luke Trautman.
No Services will be held at this time.
Please light a candle and share a story about Don this evening in his remembrance.