Helen Amelia RitscheHelen Amelia Ritsche, 101, Superior, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008, at the Villa-Marina Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Helen Amelia Ritsche, 101, Superior, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008, at the Villa-Marina Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Helen is survived by eight grandchildren, Linda (Jeff) Sullivan, Green Bay, Janet (Bill) Gutekunst, Lumberton, N.C., Sharon (Eric) Gresley, Hibbing, Daniel (Mary) Ritsche, Madison, Sue (Chuck) DeGreeff, Elk River, Minn., Jean (Ed) Abrahamzon, Superior, David (Lynda) Ritsche, South Range and Mark (Karen) Ritsche, Maplewood, Minn.; 19 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Nina Horyza, Denver, Colo.; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Eugene and David Ritsche; her husband, Joseph; one brother, Ernest Strum; and three sisters, Laura, Irma and Jenny.
Visitation will be at 12:30 p.m. until the 1:30 p.m. Saturday Mass of Christian burial in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. James Tobolski as celebrant.
Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Helen’s great-grandsons, Kevin, Keith, Erik, Jason, Nick, Rob, David, Jon, Alex, Ryan, Joey and Eric.
Lenroot-Maetzold Funeral Home is assisting the family.