Sr. Alice  Retzner O.S.F.
Sr. Alice Retzner, formerly Sr. Francile, age 77 of the Sisters of St. Francis in Oldenburg, died Thursday, February 6, 2020 at the convent. Born Alice Jean on March 20, 1942 in Sunman, Indiana, she is the daughter of Frances (nee: Riehle) and Louis Retzner.

She taught for 17 years at schools in Indiana, Missouri, Montana and Ohio. In 1980 she took a position as Pastoral Associate and would work in that capacity at parishes in Indianapolis, New Mexico and Kentucky before retiring in 2017.

She is survived by her sister JoAnn Amberger of Sunman, Indiana; brothers Louis Retzner of Cincinnati, Ohio, John Retzner of Sunman and brother-in-laws Steve Lunsford of St. Mary's, Indiana and Charles Schoettelkotte of Brookville, Indiana. In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by sisters Mary Lunsford and Marlene Schoettelkotte.

Due to chapel renovations, visitation will be held across the street from the convent at Holy Family Church from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Friday, February 14th. Funeral services follow at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Lawrence Abler, O.F.M., officiating, with burial in the convent cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Sisters of St. Francis, P.O. Box 100, Oldenburg, Indiana, 47036 ( For complete notice and online condolences go to
Published on February 10, 2020


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