Arlean Rentschler, Wife and Mother, Worked at the Post Office in Saline, Bridgewater


Arlean Mildred Rentschler, 91, of Saline, Michigan, passed away on August 6th, 2020. Born February 17, 1929 at home in Ann Arbor, Michigan to Lydia (Hartman) and Walter Luckhardt. On February 6th, 1954 she married Lynford Rentschler (aka. “Smokey”) at Bethel United Church of Christ in Manchester, Michigan.

Arlean is survived by one sibling Irene (Late Raymond Jr.) Jacob, her daughter Diane (Tracy) Hutchens, and two grandchildren Brittany and Rebecca Hutchens.

Arlean worked at the United States Post Office in Saline and Bridgewater until her retirement. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, and babysitting. She also enjoyed watching the sheep and horses grazing in the orchard. A private funeral service was held for family, but a public memorial will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions in Arlean’s memory can be sent to St. John’s Lutheran Church at 8805 Austin Road in Saline, Michigan. To leave a memory you have of Arlean or to sign her guestbook, please visit

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