Keith Moody Retzer

February 15, 1944 - June 24, 2022
Keith Moody Retzer
Keith Moody Retzer was born February 15, 1944, at Albert Lea, MN. While he was a preschooler, he and his family lived in Brazil. He attended two years of High School in Mexico City. He graduated from High School in North Riverside, IL.

He attended & graduated from Ottawa University, in Ottawa, KS and DeVry Technical Institute in Chicago, IL. While at Ottawa, he met and married Vi. He worked as engineer and sometimes announcer at various radio stations throughout IL, NE, IA, OR, & MT. 1979-1980 the family served as short term assistants with Wycliffe Bible Translators at Yarina, Peru, where Keith repaired electronics and radio equipment for the missionary airplanes. In 1988 he moved his family from Missoula, MT to Pittsburg, KS, where he took the job of chief engineer at KRPS at Pittsburg State University. When he retired, he became Chief Engineer Emeritus of PSU. An avid stamp collector, his other main hobby was HAM radio.

He operated under the call signs W7KEU, OA8AX (while in Peru), and after returning to Kansas, W0KEU. Keith was preceded in death by his parents, Eldon and Opal. He is survived by his wife of the home, Vi; his brother, Kent Retzer (wife Jeanne) of Rockford, IL; his daughter of the home, Faith; his daughter Joy Stahl of Elkhart, KS, and grandsons Wesley Stahl and Kelson Stahl. A memorial service will be scheduled by the family at a later date. (No flowers or other plants, please.)