Raymond T. Ritger

Raymond T. Ritger, 80, of West Bend, formerly of St. Anthony, died on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007 at Hawthorn Manor.

He was born on July 5, 1926 on the family homestead in the town of Addison to the late Edward J. and Julia B. (nee Schweitzer) Ritger.

Ray worked the family farm with his brothers until his retirement.

Since July 2005, he had lived at Hawthorn Manor in West Bend.

Survivors include two nep-hews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Marian (Edward) Thurke, and two brothers, Jacob and Joseph.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. at Resurrection Catholic Church, Allenton, with Father Robert Bales presiding.

Burial will be at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony Cemetery.

Visitation will be at the church only on Thursday from 5:30 until 6:45 p.m.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family.

www.schmidtfuneralhome.com

Ray’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the the reaidents and staff of Hawthorn Manor for the friendship and care shown to Ray over the past year and a half, and also to Dr. Nicole Klausmeier for her compassion and care.