Katherine ‘Katie’ Ritter (nee Mahas)



Katherine “Katie” Ritter (nee Mahas), a lifetime resident of Brookfield, found peace Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at age 96.


She was preceded in death by her loving husband, John; sisters, Mary, Betty and Lena; and brothers, Joe, Mike, John, Tony and Frankie.


She was the loving mother of John (Nancy) and Kathleen (Jim) Noe and adored grandmother of Justin, Kevin, Brian and Angela (fiance Steve Hendeleiter).


Katie always saw the good in everyone and they, in turn, loved her for it. She was “young at heart,” especially when she was with her grandchildren.


She is also loved by relatives and friends, and her love and kindness for pets and animals.


The family wants to thank the caring staff at LindenGrove Mukwonago, especially Anke, Carrie, Mary, Kim, Nadine and Rodd for their constant support. Also a big thank you to Jamie at Hospice Advantage for keeping Mom comfortable at all times.


In lieu of flowers, memorials to the LindenGrove Foundation, 13700 W. National Ave., New Berlin, WI 53151, or the Elmbrook Humane Society, 20950 Enterprise Ave., Brookfield, WI 53045.


Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the 10 a.m. Mass of Christian burial Friday, Oct. 5, at Sacred Heart Church, 917 N. 49th St., Milwaukee. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery.


Schaff Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 414-541-7533 or visit online at