Paul M. Ritter

January 6, 1944February 10, 2012

Ritter, Paul M., Friday, February 10, 2012. Dear husband of Beverly Ritter and the late Sharon (nee Wetzler) Ritter; Father of Jason (Jennifer) and Nathan (Kelly) Ritter; Step-father of Kelcey (Jeremy) Potterf and Wil (Kendall) Fay; Grandfather of Drew, Justin and Ryan Ritter, Kate, Evaline and Nicholas Ritter, Elizabeth and Cooper Potterf, Eli, Hallie, Karys Fay and Syr Lyons; brother of Myrna (Lloyd) Vincent and Joe (Jewel) Ritter; brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to, or Disabled American Veterans.

Memorial Visitation at HOFFMEISTER COLONIAL MORTUARY, 6464 Chippewa at Watson Saturday, February 25, 2012 from 11:00 A.M., until the Memorial Service at 1:00 P.M. Place memories and condolences at


  • Memorial Visitation Saturday, February 25, 2012
  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 25, 2012

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February 24, 2012

Jason and Nathan,
Sorry to hear about your father's passing. Great memories of you all in the neighborhood.
Jerry and Dottie Van Deven

February 22, 2012

Myrna, Joe and Family,
I'm very sorry to hear of Paul's passing. I have so many fond memories of our younger years from Pre-Elementary through High School. We had a great neighborhood and eventhough we went to different schools we were close in our neighborhood. Paul was a leader and you always hoped to get on his team for the softball games at Lincoln school. Savor those memories of our childhood. I've lost contact with you over the years but I'll never forget Paul and the good times we all had. Paul and family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Jim Scoggins (Orlando, FL)

Beth Turner

February 22, 2012

Praying for the peace and comfort of the Holy Spirit for you all.
BethTurner, LPN
Martha's Hands

Vickie Myers-Selvidge

February 22, 2012

Dear Jason and Nate, We want you to know that we send our sincere condolences to you at the loss of your Dad. To Beverly and Myrna and Joe we send our sympathy too.
We have lots of fond memories of Paul from all of the birthday parties through the years for Brent and Brad where we would get to see you both along with Paul and Sharon. I remember as a little girl thinking that Sharon was so beautiful and Paul was so handsome.
Your Dad had a wonderful smile and a twinkle in his eye - such as the night he stood behind your Uncle Dallas and Aunt Sandy's bar on a snowy Christmas eve (about 1986 or so) ~ he would pretend to pour himself one more as he poured Mark two or three Scotches for every one of his own! Well, that was an interesting ending to a Christmas eve and your Dad found it all very amusing. We laugh about it now and have for years - although that night I wasn't too happy with Mark! :) But I can still see your Dad standing there, laughing and egging Mark on. He was a great guy and we will miss him. We know from S and Dal that Beverly you took great care of him. We were all so blessed to know him. Take care 'boys' - I keep up with your growing families with news from Sandy. You can see how proud Paul was of you in the pictures. Love, Vickie and Mark (and Spencer)


February 20, 2012

I went to school with Paul from K - 12, played baseball with him during our summers, football our Sr year(he was the QB), worked on the levy. dated freshman girls our Sr year, wore out 3 records of Rockin Robin one summer while playing Hearts in the Round House and watching the girls in the pool, going to Jiveland on Tuesdays and Fridays and Paul's poor attempts at 'frowing'. Sorry about going on but the memories are good - as they should be. I am sure he will be missed by family and friends I only wish we could have stayed closer after school.

Alfredo Nicoli

February 15, 2012

I knew Paul in 1961 at WoodRiver High during my senior year, the only one in
the US for me. I remember him with affection and regret.Alfredo Nicoli

February 15, 2012

Dear Myrna, Joe and family,
My sincere sympathy to you and your family for the loss of Paul. He was such a wonderful person, and the photo of him captured his great smile and gentle soul. I'll always remember our old neighborhood, growing up on Carstens Street with all of you. Sending my love and prayers.
Betty Hacke (Wood River, IL)

Ray Todd

February 14, 2012

Myna, please accept my sympathy for the loss of Paul and my prayers for your comfort. We didn't get to talk a lot in school but you where one that I wished I had known better.
Ray Todd

February 13, 2012

We were so sorry to hear about Paul. That is a great picture of him.
Val and Dave Hofferkamp (Jewel's sister)