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Jimmie Ritchart 1929-2017

January 17, 2017
Emmetsburg News

RUTHVEN -- Funeral service for Jimmie Ritchart of Ruthven was held Monday, Jan. 16, at the First English Lutheran Church in Spencer. The Rev. Paul Kaldahl officiated.

Interment was in Riverside Cemetery, Spencer. The Martin-Mattice Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Jimmie Ritchart, daughter of Dr. Louis and Grace (Kelsey) Keith, was born April 6, 1929 in Tacoma Park, MD. She was raised primarily in the southeast in Tennessee, Georgia and Florida. Jimmie graduated from Forest Lake Academy in Apopka, FL.

On Aug. 2, 1946 Jimmie was united in marriage to Harry J. Ritchart in Orlando, FL. To this union a son was born.

Jimmie and Harry moved to Mallard, where they lived for several years before moving to Ruthven. While living in Mallard, Jimmie was a devoted member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

Jimmie was currently a member of First English Lutheran Church in Spencer and was a past member of the Mallard American Legion Auxiliary.

Jimmie passed away Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017 at the Spencer Municipal Hospital, at the age of 87.

She is survived by her husband, Harry of Ruthven; her son, Harry "Skip" (Ann) Ritchart of Royal; four grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; one brother; and three sisters.

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