Jan. 4, 1937 - June 23, 2013
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ELKHART - Paul Leonard Ritzmann, 76, of Elkhart, passed away at 6:35 a.m. Sunday (June 23, 2013) at The Maples of Waterford Crossing in Goshen. He was born Jan. 4, 1937, in Detroit, Michigan, to the late Lewis & Alta (Mifflin) Ritzmann. On December 21, 1968, in Elkhart, he married Paulajean Cramer. She survives along with a daughter, Rachel A. Kidd, Attorney at Law (Timothy F. Kidd) of Elkhart; and 1 cousin, Leonard Ritzmann, M.D. of Portland, Oregon. Paul graduated in 1955 from Cass Tech High School in Detroit. He received a degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Michigan. Paul was a member of the Creekside Church of the Brethren. He sang in the church choir, was a Sunday school teacher and held several offices within the church. Paul loved to travel and listen to organ music. Paul worked at C.G. Conn in the Organ Engineering Department, and retired from Bayer, where he worked as a manufacturing engineer. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. on Friday, June 28, 2013, at the Creekside Church of the Brethren. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday at the church. Presiding will be Pastors Janet Shaver, Rosanna McFadden and Elizabeth Kelsey. Burial will follow at Frame Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the church. The Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements. To send an online condolence, please visit www.wmzfh.com.
Published in South Bend Tribune on June 27, 2013