Fred Carl Rettberg

Fred Carl Rettberg, 58, of Bentonville, Virginia, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, September 18, 2023 at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 26 at 11:00 am at Maddox Funeral Home with Elder Gary Utz and the Rev. Chad Hrbek officiating. Interment will follow in Ivy Hill Cemetery in Upperville, Virginia.

Fred was born January 3, 1965 in Washington, D.C., son of the late Fred Carl Rettberg II and Lucille Virginia Leonard Rettberg Curl.

Fred graduated from Warren County High School, Class of 1983, and attended Radford University. He has owned and operated Curl Plastering for many years. Fred was known to all as a hardworking, honorable, and generous man who always put his family above all else. He was a loving husband, supportive father, and kind friend to all. He will be greatly missed by his loving family and numerous friends.

Surviving is his loving wife, Donna Atwood Rettberg, who has been with him for 43 years; his children, Rachel Rettberg Alban (Carlos) of Arlington, Ryan Kurtis Rettberg (Meredith) of Hanover, and Amanda Rettberg Lonergan (Jack) of Falls Church; two sisters, Susan Rettberg Bowman (Greg) of Sneads Ferry, North Carolina and Kay Rettberg Trent of Winchester; and one granddaughter, Madelyn Marie Alban.

He was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Edward (Bubby) Curl; and sister, Virginia Berthold.

Pallbearers will be Blaire Bowman, Tony Rettberg, Kirk Trent, Shawn Carrico, Art Saffelle, Tony Crim, David Downs, and Hugh Henry

Honorary Pallbearers will be Donald Atwood, Al Atwood, Eddie Morrison, Greg Bowman, Chad Wines, Chris Wines, and Chris Hendrix.

The family will receive friends on Monday, September 25 from 6-8pm at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Front Royal United Methodist Church or to Happy Creek Primitive Baptist Church.

  15 comments for “Fred Carl Rettberg

  1. Vickie Henry
    September 21, 2023 at 4:26 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Fred. We enjoyed some wonderful times with Fred and his family. He will be missed.

  2. Karol (Svindland) Derflinger
    September 21, 2023 at 4:36 pm

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Fred was a truly kind person. Prayers for the family and all who knew and cared for Fred.

    • Teddy & Margie Smoot
      September 24, 2023 at 12:00 pm

      Very sad news. Sending prayers for difficult days ahead.

  3. Amazon Pam
    September 21, 2023 at 7:10 pm

    I met the family briefly on cruise, we sat next to them at dinner every night. Fred had a beautiful smile, he lit up the room. Actually, you could see in his smile, The love he had for his wife and children.
    And that has just stayed with me, So strongly, May god bless you all!!!!

  4. Lorrie Megeath
    September 21, 2023 at 7:24 pm

    So very sorry to read of his passing. Prayers of comfort to the family.

  5. Boo Campbell
    September 21, 2023 at 11:46 pm

    With a heavy heart for all Fred’s family with this sudden loss, my prayers and condolences in friendship.

  6. Marilyn P Siron
    September 22, 2023 at 12:02 am

    So sorry this happened to this family and to such a caring man. Prayers sent to each one

  7. Bill Long
    September 22, 2023 at 12:23 am

    So Sorry!

  8. Richard Kurzenknabe
    September 22, 2023 at 12:29 am

    Wonderful memories of Fred and family! FRUMC Youth Music; Youth Group; breakfast at Cathy and my apartment after prom!

    Eternal rest grant unto him, Oh Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him x May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, Rest In Peace. Amen.

  9. Teresa Sessions
    September 23, 2023 at 2:00 am

    We will all miss Fred coming in to the Melting Pot. He was always so kind and funny. May God grant his family peace as they navigate this loss.

  10. Janet Yates Ford
    September 23, 2023 at 11:16 pm

    Donna and Family, I was very sad to hear of Fred’s passing. I remember him being at Happy Creek. May the Lord strengthen and comfort you as you go through this sad time and in the future. HE can be there whenever you need HIM and even before you know you need HIM.

  11. Nancy Caleca
    September 24, 2023 at 11:42 am

    We cannot believe Fred is gone. We just saw him and family not too long ago. Fred was an amazing and generous man, always displaying a beautiful smile. We are going to miss him immensely. We are so sorry to hear of his passing. We share your grief at this difficult time. Our deepest and sincerest condolences to family.
    Nancy and Frank

  12. Rick Morrison
    September 25, 2023 at 1:47 pm

    I think I met him not sure. am sorry for your loss. , take care
    Rick M.

  13. Biddie Keller
    September 28, 2023 at 12:00 am

    Sympathy to family—never was around Fred that he didn’t leave you with a smile. He was family !!! He will be missed.

  14. Dennis Pence
    October 1, 2023 at 1:04 pm

    I worked with Fred on many jobs we did in the past, we quickly became good friends and we had that special bond. He later gave me permission to hunt deer on his property. I’m so sorry to hear of his passing. May God bless and comfort his family in this difficult time. Dennis Pence

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