Elaine E. Ritger, 73

Elaine E. Ritger (nee Allarding), 73, of West Bend died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012 at her residence. She was born Nov. 26, 1938 in West Bend to the late Edward and Hattie (nee Kotecki) Allarding and married Roman G. Ritger on July 30, 1960, at Holy Angels Catholic Church in West Bend. Ro-man preceded her in death on Oct. 18, 2008.

Elaine was very devoted to her husband and family and was a very proud grandma. She was very happy when she could get the family together. She also had many interests in life. Elaine liked to bowl with Roman, play Bingo, visit the casinos, spend time in her garden and watch the flowers grow.

She had a strong faith and dedicated herself to God. She was a member of the Christian Woman’s Confraternity at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church.

Elaine is survived by her three sons, Keith, Allan and David, all of West Bend, two grandsons, Alex and Anthony and a very close family friend Joey Williams. She is further survived by her two sisters, Janet (Kenneth) Enright of Boltonville and Lou Ann (John) Weber of Fort Wayne, Ind., three sisters-in-law, Florence Ritger of West Bend, Sr. Lorraine Ritger S.S.S.F. of Milwaukee and Rose Ritger of Hartford, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Hattie, her husband Roman, a daughter Mary in infancy and six brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Walter Ritger, Olive Dricken, Eleanor Dornacker, Leo Ritger, Rose Wild and Raymond Ritger.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 at 6 p.m. at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church in West Bend with Rev. Jerome Repenshek presiding. Inurnment will be in Holy Angels Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, at the church only, from 4-5:45 p.m.

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

Online guestbook and condolences are available at www.schmidtfuneralhome.com.