Francis Ritger, 52
May 9, 1963 — March 24, 2016

Francis Ritger, 52 Francis “Frank” Ritger, 52, of Newton, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, Thursday, March 24, 2016, at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center in Manitowoc. He was born May 9, 1963, to Anthony and Lillian (nee Peters) Ritger of Allenton. He graduated from Slinger High School in 1981.

Frank is survived by his loving wife, Renee (nee Ciriacks); children, Tammy (Austin) Tucker of Stone Lake, Tiffany (John Paul) Kennedy of Oshkosh, and Kelly Ritger (special friend Mike Hirsch) of Oshkosh; grandchildren, Cole and Addelyn Kennedy, and one expected grandchild; his mother, Lillian Ritger; siblings, Paul (Marie) Ritger, Marge (John) Kohl, Bob (Nania) Ritger, Helen (Jim) Grimes, Mary Ritger, Chuck (LuAnn) Ritger, Bernie (Debbie) Ritger, John (Judy) Ritger and Lucy (Arvind) Mattoo. Frank is further survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his father, Anthony Ritger, and grandparents.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend). Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Washington County Memorial Park.

A special thank you to the staff at Holy Family Cancer Center and the Holy Family Memorial Medical Center of Manitowoc.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or