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“Mike and the Ritchay family, we know how hard it is to lose a father. He taught you well. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless. ”
1 of 16 | Posted by: Tom and Laura Habel - Plover, WI

“John and family, I'm sure your father was very proud of all of you. You have shown my family in the last 2 months your thoughtfulness, kindness, ...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Paul & Rose (Peckham) Hoffman - WI

“Hello Ritchays-- please accept my belated condolences on Uncle John's passing. I can imagine how much humor and gratitude were in evidence at today's...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Larry Nash - Brooklyn, NY

“Dear Susan, Marc, Justin & Maggie,I did not know your dad, grandpa personally, but I can tell by how he raised a wonderful family. Susan, I know...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“To the Ritchay Family,Please accept my sympathy concerning the death of Mr. Ritchay. He was a credit to funeral service for many decades. People...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Mark Jelacic - Milwaukee, WI

“SORRY TO HEAR OF THE PASSING OF YOUR FATHER. HE WAS A GOOD MAN AND LIKED BY EVERYONE..MY DEEPEST SYNPATHY GOES OUT TO THE FAMILY OF JOHN.PRAYERS GOES...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Aggie Smazal Smazal - WI

“Dear John Jr and Mike and families,Joe and I were sorry to hear of the passing of your father, who was a very good man. He and his family have taken...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Pat Ostrum - Wis. Rapids, WI


8 of 16 | Posted by: Pat Ostrum - Wis. Rapids, WI

“Mike,John jr. and family. Prayers for you all. May your dad rejoice with our Lord. ”
9 of 16 | Posted by: Gary SABO - WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI

“My condolences to Mike & Patti and the entire Ritchay family. I remember how your Dad was chosen and asked to speak on behalf of all the parents of...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Brian John Haas - Bloomington, MN

“John jr, Mike and rest of the family. You have our deepest and heartfelt sympathies. We will always cherish the times we would meet with you and...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Ron & Nancy Vechinski - WI

“Dear John, Mike and Family,A week ago you helped us put Clare to rest and a week later you are having to do the same. My sympathy to your family and...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Mary Herman - Bradenton, FL

“There was always a kindness about this sweet man. No matter how upset you were, he always gave everyone the time and care they needed to make the...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Sandra McKee - WISC RAPIDS, WI

“John and Bill, I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your father. He raised a great family!Rich Meyer ”
14 of 16 | Posted by: Rich Meyer - Fairbanks, AK

“I send my sympathy to Mr. Ritchay's family. I have a memory from back in 1955. I was in first grade back then in Wisconsin Rapids. My dad, Howard...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Linda Sherwood - MARINETTE, WI

“My deepest sympathy to the Ritchay family. Mr. Ritchay was the kindest man I have ever met. ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: A friend


JOHN A. RITCHAY SR of Wisconsin Rapids, WI died May 19, 2019 at the age of 89. He founded the Ritchay Funeral Home in 1957 when he purchased the Krohn and Berard Funeral Home. In 1981 he purchased the Feldner Funeral Home, now the Feldner/Ritchay Funeral Home in Neboosa. A gradu-ate of the Wisconsin Institute of Mortuary Science, he was honored in 2005 by the Wisconsin Funeral Directors Association for his 50 years of service as a licensed funeral director.