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September 8, 1935 ~ October 21, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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Donald "Don" Ritten, 88, of Ogden formerly of St. Joseph passed away at 10:32 A.M. Saturday October 21, 2023 at his home.
Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 A.M. Friday October 27, 2023 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Urbana. Fr Anthony Co will officiate. Visitation will be held from 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. at the church. Private burial will be held at Patterson Cemetery.
Freese Funeral Home 302 E. Grand Ave. St. Joseph is in charge of arrangements.
Don was born September 8, 1935 in Belle River Twp., MN. The son of Louis and Anna (Roers) Ritten. He married Monica Jean Lee on July 20, 1957 in Bisbee, ND. She survives.
Also survived by his children; Karla (Larry Dolan) Ritten of Helena, MT, Karen (Kent) Knoernschild of Augusta, GA, Mark (Kathi) Ritten of Champaign, Cindy (Jim) Acklin of Ogden, Becky (Greg) Mills of St. Joseph, and Barbara (Jim) Gibbs of St. Joseph. Ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. One brother Bernard (Marie) Ritten of Sturgis, SD. Three sisters Eileen Engh of St. Louis, MO, Louanne Stephenson of Moorhead, MN, and Mary Lou Bagwell of Rogiers, MN.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Gerald and Richard and one sister Beatrice.
Don worked for Super Valu (J.M. Jones Co.) for 35 years. The last 25 as Treasurer-Controller. He served in the U.S. Army from 1958-1964. Don had served as a board member for St. Joseph-Ogden High School, administrator of 35 IGA Profit Sharing Trust, Vice President of DSC, boss of the year for American Business Women's Association.
Most of all Don loved spending time with his family, and he enjoyed traveling, golfing, fishing and woodworking.
Memorials may be made to DSC at www.dsc-Illinois.org