Matthew Jon Retz, Charles City

It is with much sadness that we report the death of our son, Matthew Jon Retz. He died Sunday, August 5, 2018 at his home, while on duty, in Charles City.

Matthew worked as a Paramedic for AMR Ambulance and served on the Search and rescue team for Floyd County.

Matt was a caregiver and teacher through and through. While caring for others he did what we all do, cared for others at his own expense.

Please take a moment to thank any emergency responder you know and ask how they are doing. If they say, ‘Fine’ please don’t dismiss that as the truth. Caregivers have needs and pain that often gets pushed into the background and sometimes comes out in ways we wish it didn’t.

Funeral services for Matt will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 15, 2018, at Zion St. John Lutheran Church, Sheffield. Interment will be at St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Sheffield.

Visitation will be 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.Tuesday, August 14, at the church.

We cannot thank you all for the outpouring of support you have shown us since Sunday evening.


Chris Berg

Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki, daughter Brynlee and son Jaxon.
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