William J. Bretz, 64, of Sandusky died early Friday morning, April 23, 2010, in Ohio Veterans Home, Sandusky, following a lengthy illness.
He was born March 22, 1946, in Sandusky and was a 1964 graduate of Sandusky High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam war. Bill was a factory worker, having worked for various companies in the area.
He is survived by his life partner, Glorianna R. Detwiler of Sandusky; three children, Tamara S. Carpenter of Panama City, Fla., Tonya M. (Kenneth) Russell of Sandusky and Tobias George Bretz of Tampa, Fla.; four grand-children, Travis Lee Carpenter, Elizabeth Christine Robinson and Sarah Ann Robinson, all of Sandusky, and Timothy Patrick Foy of Panama City; and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by a son, Thadias Robert Bretz; his parents, George A. and Ruth E. (Link) Bretz; and the mother of his children, Diane Sue Wicker Eppse.
Friends may call from noon Tuesday until a 2 p.m. military service in Giffin Chapel of Ohio Veterans Home, 3416 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. Chaplain Paul Birmingham will officiate. Burial will be in Ohio Veterans Home Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870 or in care of the family.
Pfeil Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements; condolences may be shared with the family at pfeilfuneralhome.com.