Louis M. Retoff

March 21, 1947 ~ October 24, 2018 (age 71)


    Louis M. Retoff, 71, of Streator passed away at 9:43 PM Wednesday (October 24, 2018) at Unity Point Health-Methodist Hospital in Peoria.

  A visitation will be held from 10 AM until Noon Tuesday at the Hagi & Baker Funeral Home.

  There will be no funeral services.  Cremation rites will accorded following the visitation.

  He was born March 21, 1947 in Streator to Louis G. & Margaret L. (Gayon) Retoff.  He married the former Sandy Hillyer On October 29, 1994.  She survives.

  He is survived by his wife; his children:  Dana Retoff of Streator and Stephen Retoff of Streator; 2 grandchildren:  Justin Bertiaux and Finley Grace Retoff-Frankel; stepchildren:  Michelle Pottinger of Minonk, Angela (Rob) Carpenter of Benton, IL; stepgrandchildren:  Autumn Thomas, Miranda, Faith, Cody and Jacob Carpenter; numerous step great grandchildren; sisters:  Karen Lynn (Joseph) Grygiel of Plainfield, IL, Diane (Dave) Schmitz of Streator and Marietta (Larry) Jerde of Streator and a brother, Albert (Beth) Retoff of Streator.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Mary Beth in infancy and a brother Ronald in infancy.

  Louis graduated from Streator Township High School and owned and operated for many years Retoff’s Tavern and then retired from Transco.

  He was a member of the Streator Eagles Aerie #645, the Illinois Liquor Association, formerly of member of St. Stephen’s Church and now a member of St. Michael the Archangel Church.  He also formerly belonged to Monsignor George A. Dzuryo Knights of Columbus Council 790.

  He loved to fish and do yardwork.

  Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.

  Online condolences and his video tribute seen at


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