Grace A. Ritter, 94 |
March 13, 1922 — May 28, 2016
Grace A. Ritter (nee Bardwell) of Cedarburg passed away peacefully at Aurora Medical Center in Grafton on Saturday, May 28, 2016, at the age of 94.
Grace was born in Iron River, Mich., on March 13, 1922, the daughter of Ray and Helen (nee Frailing) Bardwell.
Grace was married to Kenneth V. Ritter on March 21, 1944, in Green Bay, where she worked as a bookkeeper after attending business college. She and Ken moved to Cedarburg in 1954. Grace was a longtime member of the Cedarburg Woman’s Club and enjoyed cross-stitch and traveling with relatives and friends.
Grace is predeceased by her husband of 70 years, Ken, and her brother, Glen. She is survived by her children, Kay Ritter, San Francisco, Dawn Ritter (Peter Pliska, Jr.), San Ramon, Calif., Keith Ritter, Plano, Texas, Gary Ritter, Alpharetta, Ga., Kevin Ritter, Plano, Texas, and Sherri Stoica (Genelica), Tracy, Calif.; grandchildren, Cody Ritter, Austin, Texas, Erik Pliska, San Ramon, Calif., Andrew Stoica, Tracy, Calif., Callie Ritter, Plano, Texas, and Emily Stoica, Tracy, Calif.; brother, Lee Bardwell and his wife Sue, Cedarburg; along with many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Grace at 11 a.m. Saturday June 11, 2016, at St. Francis Borgia Church-South, N44 W6055 Hamilton Road, in Cedarburg. Visitation will be held before Mass from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Following the Mass, Grace will be buried at the church cemetery. Online condolences can be forwarded to the family at www.eernissefuneralhome.com. The Eernisse Funeral Home of Cedarburg, Michael Schramka associate, is assisting the family.