Mary Lou (Moyer) Laucher Retterer

June 29, 1929 ‒ October 16, 2020

Waldo, Ohio
Formerly of Marion, Ohio

Mary Lou (Moyer) Laucher Retterer, age 91, of Waldo, died on Friday, October 16, 2020, peacefully in her sleep at Kingston Residence.

Mary Lou was born June 29, 1929 in Waldo, Ohio, the second of four daughters of the late Harles Ray Moyer and Marguerette (McKendrick) Moyer.   She graduated from Waldo High School in 1947.

Shortly following graduation, Mary Lou married John Laucher Jr. on October 26, 1947.  They shared forty six years of marriage and had two daughters: Suzi and Linda.  He preceded her in death on March 11, 1994.

Mary Lou worked for Marion Landmark where she was a secretary and Hallbeck Office Equipment later in her career.

Mary Lou dedicated her life to serving God and loving her family.  She was an angel on earth, loved unconditionally and never knew a stranger. With her sisters Clara Mae Wiseman, Jane Fogle and Louise Larcom, known as the Moyer Sisters, Mary enjoyed singing and performing for the Waldo community. Mary’s love of music was a life-long passion as she was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Sr. Choir.  Mary Lou was a long time member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church where she served in many other ways including church council, Sunday school teacher and many other activities. Mary Lou was also a volunteer for Marion General Hospital and Meals on Wheels.

Mary Lou will be dearly missed by her daughter, Linda (Gary) Lovell; three grandchildren: Julie (VanMeter) Cline, Dr. Tobin Lovell and Megan (Lovell) Cianelli; four great-grandchildren: Alexis Reiff, Ryan and Victoria Cline and Katie Russell; her three sisters: Clara Mae Wiseman, Jane Fogle, and Louise Larcom; son-in-law, James Van Meter; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and loved ones.

Including her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved daughter, Suzi Van Meter; her partner later in life, Richard Retterer; and three brothers-in-law: Marion “Speed” Wiseman, James Fogle, and Ronald Larcom.

Funeral services will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Waldo at 11am Tuesday, October 20, with Rev. Robert Ohrstedt officiating.  Friends may call between 10-11 prior to the funeral, where masks are required.  Burial will be at a later date in Waldo Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, friends may contribute to the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Memorial Fund or OhioHealth Hospice.

Snyder Funeral Homes, Denzer Chapel, are honored to serve Mary Lou’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • Our hearts are broken to see our sweet Mary Lou has left us! What a beautiful soul she was and will be missed by soo many. Love and prayers to her precious sisters and family..

  • We are so sorry for the families loss. We know she will be greatly missed by her sisters. You all have our deepest sympathy. ❤️ 🙏
    Betty Larcom,Deb Kantzer, Joell Stacy
    and Stacy Seckel

  • I am so sad to hear of Mary Lou’s passing. I loved her so much, she was the kindest, most loving person!!! I will forever remember her warmth, humor and especially her kisses!! She is finally rejoicing in heaven with Suzi!!! Love to Linda, Gary, Julie and the entire family, what a loss! Love, Joan Edwards Shoup

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Mary Lou was a very special lady. She will be missed. May God be with you all as she watches over you in Heaven. My prayers are with you.
    Beth Alvarez

  • My heart is broken. Mary Lou was my sweet, loving, and very ornery friend. We had some great times. I miss her terribly already but know I will see her again someday. Love and prayers to the entire family. Lisa and all the Hollaway’s

  • Dear Clara Mae and Carole, I am saddened to learn of Mary Lou’s passing. I know you were a close family. I have enjoyed knowing and spending time in your home and, Clara Mae, I remember spending a night in your parents home. Please accept my deepest sympathy in the loss of your beloved sister.

  • We are broken hearted to hear of Mary Lou’s passing. She was the sweetest and most loving woman in the world. She always greeted you with that big smile of hers, a big hug and a kiss on the cheek. Sending love and prayers to all her family. ❤

  • I am so sad that my dear Mary Lou has passed. She was always full of love and laughter and brightened any room she was in. She gave the warmest hugs, her smile was a ray of sunshine. My condolences to the family, you all are in my thoughts and prayers. She is with the God she loved so very much and giving John and Suzi her big warm hugs and cheek kisses❤️

  • You will truly be missed aunt Mary Lou. I will always keep you in my heart.we will never forget all the hood memorie with you and play cards at janes, and of course your bright red lip stick. We all called it the mark for Mary❤️
    Rip hunny💕

  • So sorry to hear of Mary Lou’s passing. Always a delight to see her and she always had a story to tell that would make you smile. Comfort and payers to the family and friends who will miss her.

  • Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mary Lou’s family. She was such a bright , happy woman who enjoyed life. She will be sincerely missed and remembered fondly remembered.

  • My sincere sympathy goes out to Linda , Gary, and all the other family members. Losing a loved one is never easy. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Angela Parks

  • Linda and Gary,
    Sorry to hear about your mother’s passing away, Linda. I did not know her, but her obituary showed what a delightful person she was! And she raised really nice children! ‘Twas a long time ago that we worked together, Linda, but you always were a pleasure to work with. I’m sure you will miss your mother, but you have good memories to recall.
    Sandra Novatny

  • Clara Mae’, Jane and Louise
    So sorry to hear of Mary Lou’s passing. I will always remember the great times we had going to the plays in Columbus and the good times we all had. Prayers to all of your families.
    Jo Ann Bray

  • Linda,
    I met your mom at our neighbors bond fires. She was so pleasant and friendly
    I remember her smile and friendly way.

    I am so so sorry, I just found today of her passing.