Doniel Marie Rettig
August 29, 1976 - June 21, 2020
Geisen Funeral Home
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Visitation
Geisen Funeral, Cremation & Reception Centre
606 E. 113th Ave.
Crown Point, IN 46307
Monday 6/29, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Service
Geisen Funeral, Cremation & Reception Centre
606 E. 113th Ave.
Crown Point, IN 46307
Tuesday 6/30, 1:00 pm
Cemetery
St. Mary's Cemetery
800 W. South St.
Crown Point, IN 46307
Tuesday 6/30

Doniel Marie Rettig, age 43, of Merrillville, IN, passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2020. Doniel is survived by two brothers: Ryan Rettig and Donald Rettig (Katie Vindel-Miller); four sisters: Kristin MacPherson, Cathy Rettig-Dodd, Dana Rettig and Shanna Terek; parents: Donald R. Rettig and Yvonne (Larry) Daniel; and step-mother: Patricia Crouch. She was preceded in…

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Janice Metz left a message on July 1, 2020:
I didn’t know the little girl in Sunday school with my children would one day become a skilled NICU nurse working by my side. She loved her babies and thrived on healing these tiny patients. I will miss her fun loving nature and her beautiful smile :-)
Hermie Mañara left a message on June 30, 2020:
Doniel, how can I ever forget you? You were such a character that brought about the uniquely funny in me. You were a knowledgeable and dedicated nurse who did above and beyond what was expected of you, keeping in touch with your “babies” after they left the NICU. Let’s not forget that you entertained us well at work by your outrageous antics keeping us all awake on the midnight shifts. Now, you can have all the pizzas you want and I’ll eat all the rice for you. Rest in Paradise my friend. I’ll see you when I see you. Salamat for your friendship.
Dana White left a message on June 30, 2020:
Doniel was a terrific nurse and became a wonderful family friend. She got me through many days and nights during our 56 day stay in the NICU at St. Margaret. When I got down Doniel was the the ray of sunshine that got me through. My heart is so hurt. My most sincere condolences to her family. She was truly a wonderful person!
Janice Metz left a message on June 29, 2020:
Will miss You My Friend! 🌻❤️🙏🏽
Janice Metz left a message on June 29, 2020:
Rest In Peace My Friend! 🌻❤️🙏🏽
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Alyssa Matusiak left a message on June 29, 2020:
I am so very sorry to hear this. Doniel was one of my son’s Nicu nurses several years ago and she was so enjoyable to talk to in the evenings when we’d stay late to visit our baby. She took pictures for us and was even so kind as to get our kids souvenirs from her trip to Hawaii. I’m honestly in shock that she is gone. May she Rest In Peace.
LaToya Parhm left a message on June 29, 2020:
My heart aches for your family! I only knew Doniel for a few years but she definitely left an impression. Can’t help but smile now because she always seemed to find humor in everything and she worked very hard to care for our NICU babies! I pray the family and friends can find comfort knowing that Doniel is not suffering but at peace ❤️ Rev.21:4 LP
Bud and Jean Rhyne left a message on June 29, 2020:
Yvonne and Larry, We are so sorry for your loss. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Bud and Jean
Michelle Schaefer left a message on June 29, 2020:
So very sorry for your loss. She was a great friend and person. She always made the effort to reach out. Touched so many lives.
Laura nagy left a message on June 29, 2020:
My darling Doniel you and your brother were such a wonderful gift in my life. Our Friday nights were filled with laughter video games and pizza. Kyle Ryan and you were my Friday night date for many weekends. My heart breaks for your dear mother and family. Such an extraordinary women you became. I loved being part of your childhood. Laura
Kimberly Nowicki left a message on June 29, 2020:
Your friendship and awesome sense of humor are gonna be missed so much
Cathy Riggle left a message on June 28, 2020:
My deepest condolence to Doniel's family. May she Rest In Peace prayer of healing to you all.
Ted Phillips left a message on June 28, 2020:
I’ll never forget her smile that lit up the room. We were friends from Salk, she ran really fast. Rest easy, old friend.
Esmeralda Zamora left a message on June 28, 2020:
Doniel, words cannot express how I feel. Thank you for all the laughs we had. You are forever in my heart. Rest in peace, Amiga
Kadria Woodfork left a message on June 28, 2020:
My dear friend Doniel, baby Luda and I will miss you so much!! I’m so glad our paths crossed, you were such a genuine, honest and loving and selfless soul. I am grateful that you came and visited us, and I was looking forward to seeing you down here soon 😔 rest up, I’ll see you on the other side my friend.
Terry Melton left a message on June 27, 2020:
I am so sorry to hear this news. Doniel was one of my favorite people in the NICU at St. Margaret's a long time ago. She had such an infectious laugh and a way of looking at the world that always made you think. She will be missed.
Nancy Beatty left a message on June 27, 2020:
Doniel I am deeply saddened you have left us though I know you are home now in Heaven. I will always cherish your friendship ,your laughter, you dubbing me "Baby Bird" in the NICU while I fondly named you "Big Bird" in return, I will miss you. Rest well Doniel.
Melinda ((Mindy MacGregor) Kampnich left a message on June 27, 2020:
My deepest sympathy for your family. I have known Doniel since 1995, when she was stationed at Ft. Drum. We loved her so much and our hearts are broken. We are praying for you all during this time. Doniel "DeeDee" you will be missed terribly. I love you dear friend and sister. Love, "mama". Doniel and I and my children will hold found memories of Doniel in our hearts forever.
Jennifer Turner left a message on June 27, 2020:
I’ll never forget in high school playing softball together. You were always so good. Or you coming on vacation with me & family to Arkansas. The fun we had. I just found you online & we messaged each other not long ago. I can’t believe you’re gone. Memories I will never forget. Rest in paradise. My sincere condolences to her family & loved ones.
Jean-Philippe Thomas left a message on June 27, 2020:
It was a very very saddened to have heard this shocking news. My heart goes out to her family and close friends at this time of grief.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Janet Pearman left a message on June 27, 2020:
Rest In Peace Doniel To the family, So sorry for your loss 🙏.
Michelle left a message on June 27, 2020:
So sorry for your loss sending prayers
Carmen left a message on June 26, 2020:
Doniel, I’m so sad. I will treasure the memories we had together. It’s still hard for me to believe. I will never forget how much you loved babies and how much you loved God. Until we see each other again.
Sharon Cipolla left a message on June 26, 2020:
Such a kind, caring, sweet and friendly young lady. My dad, Lee Wall knew her from church. She was also my grandsons nurse in the NICU at St. Margaret's. Very professional and personable. She will he greatly missed. May God wrap his arms around you and surround you with strength and comfort. Will be praying for you all
Lisa Woods left a message on June 26, 2020:
My condolences to the family. RIH Angel
Lorenzo Longoria left a message on June 26, 2020:
In memory of Doniel Marie Rettig, Lorenzo Longoria lit a candle
Stella Garza left a message on June 26, 2020:
Doniel... I am so deeply saddened that you are gone.. I will be able to thank you enough for all you did for my boys in the NICU. So many memories with my entire family and you.. wish life wouldnt have drifted us apart.. Forever in my heart..
Lisa Gleason left a message on June 26, 2020:
So many memories from dancing at the club...Hanging out at the beach...to you playing on my livingroom floor with my boys ...You will be greatly missed our dear friend💜💜💜
Robert Varichak left a message on June 26, 2020:
My deepest condolences to her family & friends.
Leslie Schulz-Brown left a message on June 26, 2020:
My heartfelt condolences at the loss of your beloved Doniel. I pray your memories bring you comfort. Love...light...eternal peaceful journey...
Chris Stolte left a message on June 26, 2020:
In memory of Doniel Marie Rettig, Chris Stolte lit a candle
Alice Cervantes left a message on June 26, 2020:
My deepest condolences to her family.
April Neri & Leigh Smith left a message on June 26, 2020:
In memory of Doniel Marie Rettig, April Neri & Leigh Smith lit a candle
Cheryl Alder left a message on June 26, 2020:
So sorry for your loss 😢😢 my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Claudia Neri left a message on June 26, 2020:
In memory of Doniel Marie Rettig, Claudia Neri lit a candle
Alice Tuuk left a message on June 26, 2020:
I had worked several night shifts with Doniel and will miss her smile and our all night conversations.
Rusty Kruger left a message on June 26, 2020:
Wish we still had our great reunions so cousins could keep in touch more. We will miss you, Doniel!!
Cathy Dodd left a message on June 26, 2020:
Doniel will be greatly missed!
Orley left a message on June 26, 2020:
As she brought us together in life so shall she continue to watch over us in the Afterlife. Rest in Paradise beloved.
Ben De St Jean left a message on June 26, 2020:
In memory of Doniel Marie Rettig, Ben De St Jean lit a candle
Geisen Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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