EDYTHE FEDELE SORENSEN RITTER, of Zionsville, Ind., formerly of Fort Wayne, Ind. and St. Ignace, Mich., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. She was born on May 4, 1921 a daughter of the late Albert S. and Anna L. (Johnson) Sorensen in St. Ignace, Mich. She graduated from LaSalle High School, St. Ignace, and in 1945 married her first husband, Walter Ludwiski, who preceded her in death on Feb. 24, 1951. She married her second husband of 65 years, Ralph Richard Ritter in Fort Wayne, Ind. Edythe was an avid reader, loved the Great Lakes, and loved spending her summers at her birth home in Michigan. Her greatest joy came from time spent with her family and her church family. She was a member of Christ Church, the Lutheran Church of Zionsville, and a former member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne and Zion Lutheran Church in St.Ignace, Mich. She is survived by her daughter, Susan Ritter Haughton and son-in-law Max Haughton of Zionsville; her brother, Rev. Paul Sorensen (MaryEllen) of Oak Creek, Wisc;, and her large and loving extended family. She was preceded in death by her husband Ralph; and her siblings, Albert, Howard "Nick", Wallace, and Ardith "Nanny". Funeral service is 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 at Zion Lutheran Church, 999 S. State St., St. Ignace, Mich., with calling one hour prior of service. Visitation also from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 at Christ Church, the Lutheran Church of Zionsville, 600 N. Ford Road, Zionsville, Ind. A prayer service will follow at 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Zion Lutheran Church. Arrangements are entrusted to Flanner & Buchanan Zionsville, and online condolences to www.flannerbuchanan.com
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Feb. 24, 2013