Margaret M. Ritterbusch, 95
March 11, 1921 ó June 12, 2016
Margaret M. Ritterbusch (nee July), 95, passed away peacefully Sunday, June 12, 2016, at the Samaritan in West Bend. She was born March 11, 1921, to Niclaus and Emma (nee Ponath) July. Margaret married Herbert Ritterbusch on Oct. 25, 1941, settling in Deckerís Corners in Cedarburg before moving to their home in West Bend in 1969. They both worked at the West Bend Co. until retirement.
Margaret was dedicated to Trinity Lutheran Church in West Bend and to her friends at the Copper Penny Restaurant.
Margaret is survived by her brother-in-law, Wallace (Geraldine) Ritterbusch and their daughter, Dina Roberts; nieces and nephews, Darlene July, Shirley (Elmer) Woods, Robert Knop, Kenneth (Michele) Knop, Donald (Lynn) Knop, Janice (Jeffrey) Gall, Diane Knop, Christine (Herman) Huebner, Jeffrey (Wendy) Knop, Debra (Ken) Kujawski, Cheryl (Frank) Simonson, Jackie (Alan) Buckley and Susan (Rick) Wild; niece-in-law, Jean Knop; and goddaughter, Rosemary Fink. She is further survived by other relatives and friends. Margaret is preceded in death by her husband, Herbert; her sisters, Mary Ann July and Hildegard (Harvey) Knop; brothers, Adam July, Frank (Grace) July and Leo July; and nephew, Roger Knop.
A funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 16, at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend 53095) with the Rev. David Schoob presiding. A visitation will be from 4 p.m. until the time of the service at 7 p.m. Interment will take place 9 a.m. Friday, June 17, at Washington County Memorial Park.
Memorials are appreciated to the Threshold (600 Rolfs Ave., West Bend, WI 53090) and/or Trinity Lutheran Church (140 N. Seventh Ave., West Bend, WI 53095).
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or www.phillipfuneralhome.com.