Obit: Ritter, Gordon (1922 - 2002)

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----Source: MARSHFIELD NEWS HERALD (Marshfield, Wis.) 07/06/2002

Ritter, Gordon (11 JAN 1922 - 27 JUN 2002)

CHILI - Gordon L. Ritter, 80, of N5712 Elm St. in Chili, Clark County, died at 10:50 a.m. Thursday, June 27, 2002, where he was admitted on June 22.

Private family services, with Rev. Mark A. Krueger officiating, and interment will be held July 20, 2002, at the Yolo Cemetery in the town of Fremont, Clark County. Full military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post 73 of Neillsville.

There will be no visitation.

He was born Jan. 11, 1922, in Iowa to Paul and Alice (nee Adams) Ritter. He attended schools in Iowa until the 8th grade. On March 29, 1942, he was united in marriage to Alice E. Henning in Waukegan, Ill.

Mr. Ritter served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the 94th Infantry Division in France and Central Europe. After the service he moved to Wisconsin. He worked many years at Weinbrenner Shoe Factory in Marshfield and retired because of ill health. The Ritters continued to reside in Chili. He was a member of the American Legion Post 73 in Neillsville.

He is survived by his son, Gordon O. "Gordy" Ritter of Marshfield daughter, Pamela A. (Robert) Kadrlik of Chili granddaughters, Christine (Tom) Dicks of Pleasant Prairie, Stephanie Ritter of Kenosha and three great-grandchildren, Kayla, Jared and Haley two sisters, Alfredia (Troy) Austin of Abbotsford and Pearl Darge of Spencer and four brothers, Arlyn (Pat) Ritter of Granton, Glenn Ritter of Owen, Merlyn Ritter of Owen and Victor (Eileen) Ritter of Unity. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his wife, Alice, on Feb. 12, 2000 his son, Bruce Ritter in 1961 two sisters, Viola Whittemore in 1985, Doris at birth and two brothers, Allen in 1954 and Paul in 1973.



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