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Henry M. Ritchie

August 21, 1924 ~ July 14, 2018 (age 93)

Henry M. Ritchie, age 93, passed away on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

He was born August 21, 1924 to the late Michael and Frances (Stanczyk) Wrycha in Wausau. Henry married Dolores M. Ronek on September 27, 1952 at St. James Catholic Church in Wausau.

Henry worked in construction for Bolt and Hoffman Construction. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping, and gardening. He also enjoyed being with family and grandchildren.

Survivors include his two daughters, Mary (Darrell) Bradfish, Weston and Shirley (Pete) Richter, West Allis; two sons, Lynn Ritchie, Weston and Thomas (Amie) Ritchie, Portland, OR; six grandchildren, Jason (Amy) Richter, Traci (Justin D’Amore) Richter, Sam Ritchie, Lucas (Nikki) Ritchie, Cassidy Bradfish, and Cooper Bradfish; one great-grandchild, Claire Richter. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 55 years, Dolores; and his siblings, August, Ed, Frank, Stella, Hellen, and Jean.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 23, 2018 at St. Therese Catholic Parish. The Rev. Louis Britto will officiate. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

The family would thank Linda Fochs for her compassionate care for Henry over the last year.

Brainard Funeral Home – Everest Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at

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