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Gary L. Ritchie, Appleton, age 64, died unexpectedly on Friday, March 8, 2013 at St. Elizabeth Hospital. He was born August 11, 1948 in New London, WI son of the late Gerrit Ritchie and Hazel Zuehl. Gary was a US Army Veteran having served in the Vietnam War. He was employed at Neenah Paper for over 20 years retiring last month. Gary was an avid hunter and fisherman who enjoyed being a bear guide and sturgeon fisherman.
He is survived by his 2 sons: Michael J. and Brian L. (Laura) both of Appleton; his grandchildren: Megan and Cade, Sydney and Nicholas; 4 brothers and 2 sisters-in-law: Dave (Lynn) Ritchie, Appleton, Robert Zuehl, Kaukauna, John (Michelle) Zuehl, Menasha, and Brian Ritchie, Appleton; 1 sister and 2 brothers-in-law, Carol (Ken) Micke, Kaukauna and Thomas Heindel, Kaukauna; numerous nieces and nephews; and his ex-wife and friend, Jean St. Peter, Appleton.
He was preceded in death by 2 sisters and a brother-in-law: Joanne Heindel and Patricia (Harold) Meetz.
Funeral Services for Gary will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at BOETTCHER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial is being established in his name. Full Military Rites will take place immediately following the service. www.boettcherfamilyfuneral.com
Boettcher Family Funeral Home
2401 Fieldcrest Drive
Kaukauna, WI 54130
Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from Mar. 10 to Mar. 11, 2013