Richard H. Bretz, 72, of Sandusky, died Friday, June 29, 2007, in Stein Hospice Care Center.
He was born in Sandusky and raised on Middle Bass Island. He was the owner and operator of R.H. Bretz Excavating. He was a member of the Ohio National Guard from 1956-62.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Janette "Jan" (Luke) Bretz; son, Richard L. (Stacey) Bretz of Hamilton, Ohio; grandchildren, Suzannah, Joseph and Mikaela; brother, James L. Bretz of Port Clinton; and several other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leslie J. and Florence B. (Potts) Bretz; and a brother, Walter C. Bretz.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Monday in Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky.
Graveside services will be Tuesday on Middle Bass Island. Karl Steuk will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.
Condolences may be made to toftfh.com.