Stephen "Steve" B. Kretschman

May 3, 2022



Veteran- Vietnam Army

Stephen B. Kretschman, age 68 of Boscobel, passed away on Tuesday May 3, 2022 at his home in Boscobel, surrounded by his family.  He was born April 7, 1954 in Boscobel. The son of Bernard and Rita (Conley) Kretschman. 

He was an Army Vietnam Veteran. 

Steve was known as HUGO. He was always there to protect his friends and family, lend a helping hand, or a laugh. Steve enjoyed driving back roads picking wildflowers, and fishing with his family. Steve always enjoyed watching westerns and listening to music. Steve got a joy out of always winning at backgammon against his components, especially to Penny. He never let life get him down. Even when he was going blind, he would drive his lawn mower to town and meet friends for a drink at his favorite bar. He grew many friends with his failing health, such as friends at the VA, transportation drivers, Dialysis, Home Health, Nurses, Doctors, EMT, Fire Dept, Police Officers, etc.. When he was in need of assistance, he made sure to give everyone a laugh.  

He is survived by the love of his life Penny Kalish-Kretschman; and his children Nacole Kalish of Boscobel, Tara Kretschman of Boscobel, and Stephanie Kretschman of Muscoda, and a like son, Travis Jerrett of Gays Mills. Nine Grandchildren. Two sisters; Alice Kretschman of Platteville, and Sheila Broadbent of Boscobel.  A sister in law; Becky Kretschman of Boscobel. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Harold Kretschman.

A Celebration of Life Visitation will be held on Friday May 20, 2022 at the Kendall Funeral Home in Boscobel, from 4:00-6:00 P.M. A Veteran's military service will be held at 6:00 P.M. accorded by the Blake-Semrad American Legion Post #134 and the Gilbertson -Pitzer- Hadley VFW Post #10393 both of Boscobel. Private family burial will be at a later date in St. Lawrence O'Toole Catholic Church Cemetery rural Mt. Hope. The Kendall Funeral Service in Boscobel is assisting the family.  Online condolences can be sent to


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Celebration of Life Visitation
May 20, 2022

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Kendall Funeral Home
209 Mary Street
Boscobel,, Wisconsin 53805

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