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Patricia Sue Ritter, 74, of Traverse City passed away Monday, Sept. 25, 2017 at Ritter's Assisted Living Center with her loving family by her side.
Patricia was born on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1943 to Edwin and Gwendolyn (Seaman) Sachtleben in Traverse City. She attended the one room school on Cedar Run Road, graduated from Traverse City Central High School and married Dale Ritter in 1962. Patricia was always ready to help others and lived her life for her lord and savior Jesus Christ. Dale and Patricia owned and operated adult foster care homes for over 15 years and she enjoyed spending their winters in Florida.
She began to love horseback riding at a young age and she loved her dogs, especially Molly and Scarlet.
Patricia is survived by her husband, Dale Ritter; sons, Matthew (Lori) Ritter, David (Jeannie) Ritter, Paul (Lynn) Ritter and Jason (Shari) Ritter; her sister, Elaine (Robert) Barley; her brother, Philip (Gloria) Sachtleben; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edwin and Gwendolyn (Seaman) Sachtleben; her brother, Gary; and infant brother, Dale.
A celebration of Patricia's life will be held on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Ritter's Assisted Living Center, 5008 Barney Road, Traverse City, MI.
Please share your thoughts and memories of Patricia with her family by way of her online guestbook at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com.
Published on September 28, 2017
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