Rebecca Jane “Becky” Pretzeus – December 14, 2016


Rebecca Jane “Becky” Pretzeus 67 of Sugarcreek went home to be with her Lord, on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at her home on a cold sunny wintry morning surrounded by her family and close friend.

She was born January 15, 1949 in Millersburg to the late John D. and Naomi V. (Kauffman) Hershberger. Becky was in many clubs and band in High School and studied briefly at Eastern Mennonite University in Virginia. 

She was employed at Scheetz Insurance in Baltic for 30 years and retired in January 2016 from Hummel Insurance in Berlin.  She was well-known for her infectious laugh, caring heart and strength to overcome anything.  At the age of 25, Becky met her one true love, Robert Pretzeus whom she married on April 12, 1974.  She is also survived by her daughter Caitlin (Joseph) Murray, two grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and great nieces.  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her sister Marilyn Jean (Hershberger) Kuhns, niece Dawn (Kuhns) Dennis and nephew Terry Kuhns.

Services will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 10:00 AM at the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church with Pastors Don Hamsher, Dean Miller and Dwight Mason officiating.  Burial will be in the Church Cemetery.  Friends may call on Friday 4-7 PM at Smith-Varns Funeral Home at Sugarcreek. 

Memorials may be made to Community Hospice of Tuscarawas County 716 Commercial Ave. SW New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.  For those unable to attend please visit the funeral homes website to share a memory and sign the guest register.