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1944 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
KARL GENE RITTERBY Our Lord called Karl home suddenly on Sept. 4, 2016. Born Dec. 9, 1944, in Eagle Pass, Tex., to Carl and Gertrude Ritterby. Karl's wife of 35 years, Barbara, was called home 3 years earlier. Karl is survived by his mother, (94 years old); his sister Tia, brother Kurt, his daughter Heidi Clark and his son, Bret Ritterby, along with one stepson and 3 grandchildren. Karl was a retired veteran having served 2 years on active duty with the U.S. Army, followed by 21 years in both the California and Nevada National Guards, retiring in 1991 as a Lieutenant Colonel. Karl was a very active member of Shepherd Of The Valley Lutheran Church. He loved to play cards, collect stamps and coins, take photos, tell jokes, and enjoy life to the fullest with those he loved. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10am, Sat., Sep 24, 2016, at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 650 S. Blagg Rd., with repast to follow in the Ed building. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that remembrances may be given to Shepard of the Valley Lutheran Church. Karl aka Dad and Grandpa, was a positive light in this world, and though that light may seem a bit dimmer to those of us left behind, we know that he is in a better place and we thank our Lord Jesus for having given us the time to know and love him.
Published in Pahrump Valley Times on Sept. 16, 2016
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