Mary Ellen Rittler
April 30, 1927 — June 22, 2015
Mary Ellen Rittler of Waukesha died on Monday, June 22, 2015, at her home at the age of 88. She was born in Louisville, Ky., on April 30, 1927, the daughter of Charles and Minnie (nee Guest) Rath.
Mary was a 1945 graduate of Mukwonago High School. On October 4, 1947, she married Floyd “Wayne” Rittler and together they raised their family in Menomonee Falls. In 1989, they moved to Colorado to be closer to family living there, before returning to Wisconsin in 2009. Mary enjoyed knitting and sewing and was a seamstress for many people, but most of all, she loved being with her family.
She will be sadly missed by her husband, Wayne of Waukesha, and their children, Gary (Ivy) Rittler of Colorado, Jody (the late Gary) Hartley of Waukesha and Rebecca (James Lembeck) Tompkins of Colorado. She was the dear grandmother of Oakes Rittler, Payat (Anna) Rittler, Jonas Hartley, Benjamin (Julie) Hartley and Jessica Tompkins and great-grandmother of Holly, Emma, Tyler, Caleb, Eloise and Simon. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her siblings, Carl, Jean and Mearl.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 27, from 11:00AM until the time of the 1:00PM funeral service at the Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Private entombment will take place on Monday at Arlington Park Cemetery in Milwaukee.
Memorials in Mary’s name are appreciated to Disabled American Veterans, VARO Room 162, 5400 W. National Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53214.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 262-547-4035, or visit our website at www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.