Charles “Chuck” L. Ritter, 55, Ossian, passed away at 4:46 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Chuck was born Aug. 26, 1958, in Chicago, Ill., to the late Robert S. and Beverly D. (Hientzelman) Ritter.
He married Nancy S. Sutorius in Yoder June 12, 1993; she survives.
Chuck worked at Fleetwood in Decatur for 15 years, and later worked for Trusted Manufacturing in Ossian.
He first and foremost enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. In his free time, he enjoyed carpentry and the outdoors, along with boating and other water sports at Hamilton Lake. His stubbornness and orneriness will never be forgotten. He will most be remembered for helping others and his ability to make people laugh.
Chuck is survived by two sons, Josh C. (Janet) Ritter of Huntertown and Robbie S. Ritter of Ossian; two daughters, Shannon N. (Tony Jr.) Bennett of Uniondale and Tiffany S. Ritter of Fort Wayne; eight grandchildren, Gage and Alyssa Ritter; Taylor, Hayden and Kaylee Bennett; and Tanner, Brooklynn and Briaunna Booher; two brothers, Robert “Bob” S. (Natalie) Ritter Jr. of Valrico, Fla. and Tim A. Ritter of Brookesville, Fla.; one sister, Debbie D. Worthen of Tampa, Fla; his father- and mother-in-law, Ted and Kay Sutorius of Yoder; and a special friend, his great-uncle, Rich Keller of Sun City, Fla.
Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at Goodwin – Cale Harnish Memorial Chapel in Bluffton.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at the chapel.
Preferred memorial contributions may be made to the Steve Kelly Cancer Relief Foundation or “Chuckstrong.”
Online condolences may be made at www.thegmcfamily.com.