Edith Ritzema

Date of Death: Jun 18, 2013
Edith Ritzema
[highlight_text] (1922 – 2013) [/highlight_text] Edith Ritzema, 90, of Waupun, passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at The Christian Home in Waupun.


[leftcolumn] Edith was born December 30, 1922 in The Netherlands, the daughter of Martinus and Klaaske Hanninga Knot. In 1948 she married Richard Ritzema. After their marriage they moved to Fulton, IL and later moved to Waupun, WI. Edith was a member of Bethel Christian Reformed Church in Waupun. She spent most of her time knitting, crocheting, sewing, and raising a family.

Edith is survived by her husband of 65 years, Richard, of Waupun; their children, Klaaske “Clara” (Ted) Mensonides of Modesto, CA, Margaret (Bill) Bergen of Waupun, Patricia “Pat” (Mark) Uttech of Watertown, Frederick “Fred” (Vicki) Ritzema of Waupun, Martinus “Marty” (Laura) Ritzema of Modesto, CA, Loretta “Lori” (Jeff) Riel of Waupun, and Richard “Rich” (Debbi) Ritzema of Waupun; 19 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Edith was preceded in death by her parents; a brother; and a sister.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Visitation: [/highlight_text] Friends and relatives may call on the family on Saturday at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of service.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Services: [/highlight_text] Funeral services for Edith Ritzema will be held Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Bethel Christian Reformed Church in Waupun with Rev. Jeff Brower officiating.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Burial: [/highlight_text] Burial will follow at Forest Mound Cemetery in Waupun.



  1. Debbie Truitt Says: June 20, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    To the Ritzema family, My condolence to all of you . Edith was a very loved Wife, Mother, Grandmother. I am sure she will be missed very much. You all are in my thought’s and prayers.

  2. Jack and Loni Ness Says: June 20, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    Our deepest sympathy to the family
    Our thoughts are with you at this time of sorrow
    but we know she will always be in your hearts with many fond memories

  3. Lidiana Pineda Says: June 21, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    To Pat and all her loved ones,

    Dearest pat,

    I am very sorry about your mother. My heart is with you in this time of sorrow. Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. If my hug was strong enough to take away your pain, I would start now and never stop. I will pray for you and your family.

    All my Love,

    Your Friend,
    Lidiana Pineda

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