Kathryn K. Dalbey Rettig
(1939 – 2014)
Kathryn K. Dalbey Rettig passed away peacefully on August 16, 2014 at age 75.
Kathy received a PhD in Family Ecology and Educational Psychology Counseling from Michigan State University. She received both her M.S. in Family Resource Management and B.S.in Home Economics Education from Iowa State University.
Her own career path was important, but it was development of her students and those who worked with her over the years that brought her the greatest joy. She served as a teacher, researcher, mentor, advisor, and friend to many. Kathy retired in 2011 after 26 years as a professor in the College of Human Ecology at University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. Earlier in her career, she held positions at University of Illinois; the State of Illinois Department of Children and Family Services; the Child Development Clinic in the University of Iowa College of Medicine and Glassboro State College (now Rowan University.)
Kathy is survived by her two daughters Kari Rettig (Ben Moore) and Heidi Efner (John), sister Cynthia Dalbey Greenburg (Barry), brother Marc Dalbey, niece Jennifer Greenburg (Casey Stockdon), her cousins and many friends.
The family wishes to thank the memory care team at The Seasons of Maplewood and St. Croix Hospice. Kari and Heidi suggest a small donation to the BeFrienders project at the United Methodist Church, 1851 Birch Street, White Bear Lake, Minnesota 55110 in Kathy’s honor.