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Frances M. Ritzke of Boulder Junction died Sunday Oct. 6, 2013, at the Season’s of Life Hospice House in Woodruff. She was 88.

Mrs. Ritzke was born July 4, 1925, to Frank and Ellen (née Forsberg) Engstrom.

She married Ray Ritzke on August 25, 1945, and celebrated 60 years of marriage before his death in 2006.

Her interests included her involvement with Lakeland Believers Church of Arbor Vitae, her Christian faith, humor and wit.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one daughter, Karen Rae; and seven brothers.

Survivors include three daughters, Sandra (John) Fischer of Castle Rock, Colo., Susan Vehrs of Woodruff, and Cynthia Crawford of Rhinelander; one son, Gregory (Gail) of Vail, Colo.; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services were held Oct. 11 at the Bolger Funeral Home, Woodruff Chapel.

Burial was held Oct. 12 in Cemetery of the Pines in Boulder Junction.

Memorials may be directed to the Lakeland Believers Church or Seasons of Life Hospice House.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013 3:07 PM

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