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William L. "Bill" Ritz Obituary
William 'Bill' L. Ritz,age 76,of Cape Coral, Florida, formerly of Clinton Township, passed away in his home on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. Bill was born in Pennsylvania, to parents Nick and Ana Ritz. He relocated to the Detroit area at age 19; where he met and married his beloved wife of 53 years, Beverley Wiegand. He worked many years as a Design Engineer for General Motors until he and Beverley opened the Ritz Place together. He retired to Cape Coral Florida in 1979 with his wife and children. Bill was a devoted husband, a loving father, and the best 'Papa' to his grandchildren. He was talented and funny and kind. He touched many lives during his time here and blessed his family and friends with wonderful memories. His smile, his love, and his laughter will always be remembered. He is and always will be missed deeply. Bill is survived by his wife, Beverley J Wiegand Ritz; his daughter, Susan K. Schmitt; and son, William L Ritz Jr.; grandchildren, Samantha K. Dhulst, Kelsey S. Holler, William (Billy) L. Ritz III and Ashleigh R. Ritz; great-granddaughters, Evelynn Kelly Dhulst and Alexis Nicole Holler; his niece, Kimberly A. Wiegand, her husband, Michael and children, Zachery and Tori; nephew, Michael Wiegand; niece, Jennifer Wiegand; niece, Dawn Hall; other nephews and cousins. He was preceded by both his parents as well as his brother, Nicholas Ritz II. A funeral Mass will take place on Tuesday, February 12 at 11 am. at St. Anne's Catholic Church on Mound Rd., Warren, Mich. Interment will take place in the chapel at St. Lawrence Catholic Cemetery following Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice, Cape Coral, Florida.
Published in The Macomb Daily from Feb. 10 to Feb. 11, 2013
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