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Rita Marie (Wefer Richters) Ritterling

October 14, 1938 ~ December 17, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Rita Ritterling Obituary

Rita Marie (Wefer Richters) Ritterling, was born on October 14, 1938 to Laurence and Dorothy (Heidbreder) Wefer in Polk, Nebraska.  She attended Utica High School graduating in 1955.  On November 4, 1956 Rita was united in marriage to Gene Richters at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Utica, Nebraska.  She helped Gene with farming and feeding cattle.  She also worked at Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance doing shorthand and for Richters & Sons.  Following Gene’s passing, Rita married Wilmer Ritterling on May 28, 1995. In her free time, she enjoyed cooking, gardening, bowling and doing bookwork.  She also enjoyed helping with funeral lunches, butchering chickens and caring for livestock and her pets, especially her dog.  Rita passed away on December 17, 2023 in Seward, Nebraska at the age of 85.  She is survived by her children, Michael Richters of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Jody (Byron) Wiemer of Utica, Nebraska and Allen Richters of Beaver Crossing, Nebraska; sister, Joan Wefer of Oskaloosa, Iowa; grandchildren, Briianne (Brian) Imig, Justin (Tracey) Wiemer, Eric Wiemer, Bailey Richters (Aaron Jensen), Garrett Richters (McKenna Gierhan), Grant Richters (Eliza Timmerman); great grandchildren, Teagen Imig, Toren Imig, Tristen Imig, Lucas Wiemer, Leah Wiemer, Cora Jensen, Devynn Jensen and Mason Potts.  Rita was preceded in death by her parents, Laurence and Dorothy Wefer; husbands, Gene Richters and Wilmer Ritterling.

 

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
December 20, 2023

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Volzke Funeral Home
147 Main Street
Seward, NE 68434

Gathering of Family and Friends
Wednesday
December 20, 2023

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Volzke Funeral Home
147 Main Street
Seward, NE 68434

Funeral Service
Thursday
December 21, 2023

1:30 PM
St. Paul Lutheran Church
1100 D. St.
Utica, NE 68456

Committal

Utica Cemetery
Hwy. 34
Utica, NE 68456

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