Leaving the Party Early

**This is a writing. It is not real.**

It is with great sadness that at the ripe old age of 105 Sandy Rettschlag had to leave the party early.

Sandy couldn’t imagine life without her, and now she will find out how sad it is going to be. She always said she wanted to stick around and see how it all turns out.

She was the middle child born on 6/22/1944 to Ronald and Isabel (Bauer) Meister.  

Sandy was married on 7/6/1963 to her high school sweetheart, Arthur Rettschlag.  They were the proud parents of two daughters, Lisa (Craig) Hoffman and Michelle Schneider. They were fortunate to be able to add to the family six grandchildren, Bradley Schneider, Nathan Schneider, Jessica Schneider, Lucas Hoffman, Kadon Hoffman, and Aubrey Hoffman.  

She belonged to several community groups during her lifetime such as Jaycettes and Women’s Affiliate.

Her long-time work history was as a secretary/paralegal at Rasmussen Law Offices for fifty-six years, retiring at the age of seventy-six.

She was preceded in death by her father, Mother, and Sister, Kathy and too many other people to mention..

Her lifetime passion was decorating, gardening, and her beloved pets Ginger, J.C. Penney, Rettschlag’s Copper Penny, Maggie, Molly, Emma and many more too numerous to be mentioned!  .

The cottage and cabin in Door County were her dreams and she enjoyed reading, drink in hand, and listening to the waves of Lake Michigan.  It was only made better when she could enjoy this time with her family and friends.

She wishes to be remembered for her love of antique shopping, traveling, enjoying friends, her sometimes unappreciated snarkiness, and spending lots and lots of time with her children and grandchildren. 

Her final wish is not to have any of her pictures ending up in antique stores or second-hand shops in frames without any notification of who the picture is about.  Just nameless faces.  

After her retirement she enjoyed the successful efforts made with her group, Sidetracked Sisters which included her two daughters and her sister, Judy.  They were involved in several blogs and did pod casts as Sidetracked Legacies.  She was involved in writing several books that were listed on the New York Time’s Best Seller’s List.

She will be watching over all her loved ones and wanted you to know how much she enjoyed this journey with you.

Her final song to be sung at her celebration of death should be “Ding Dong The Witch is Dead”!!!!

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