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Vernon Ritter

Vernon Dean Ritter

Monday, April 13th, 1931 - Monday, March 11th, 2019
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Obituary

Vernon Dean Ritter, 87, died Monday, March 11th, 2019 in Wheat Ridge, Colorado after suffering from complications associated with a stroke.

He is preceded in death by his parents Clarence and Ada (Koon) Ritter and his loving wife Peggy (Green) Ritter.

Vernon leaves behind his three children; Douglas Ritter (Janine), Susan Hildenbrand (Ed) and Diane Prier (Phil). His two brothers, Kenneth Ritter and Harvey Ritter. Also his grandchildren; Melissa, Michelle, Nicholas, Leanna, Daniel, and Thomas. As well as 4 great grandchildren.

Vernon was born on April 13th, 1931 in Gypsum, Kansas. He was the middle child of Clarence and Ada (Koon) Ritter. He had two brothers, (older) Kenneth and (younger) Harvey Ritter. He married his loving wife Peggy (Green) Ritter in October of 1954. He was an Airman in the United States Air Force. After serving in the Air Force, Vernon and Peggy moved to Colorado where they raised their family. He worked for many years as a Retail Manager for Sears, as well as an Insurance Agent for New York Life.

Vernon had a strong connection with animals, and over the years formed friendships with many dogs, cats, raccoons, squirrels, birds and other small animals. He enjoyed attending many church groups associated with the United Methodist Church of Arvada.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 at Aspen Mortuaries of Arvada, with an interment to follow at Fort Logan National Cemetery with full military honors.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 | 8:00am - 9:00am
    When
    Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
    Location
    Aspen Arvada Chapel
    Address
    6370 Union Street
    Arvada, CO 80004
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 | 9:00am
    When
    Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 9:00am
    Location
    Aspen Arvada Chapel
    Address
    6370 Union Street
    Arvada, CO 80004
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Patrick Dorn
  • Interment

    Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Fort Logan National Cemetery
    Address
    3698 S. Sheridan Blvd.
    Denver, Colorado 80236
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"Vernon Ritter" will remain in our hearts forever.
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Vern will be missed by all!! God Bless. John, Maria and Coleman
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Vernon Dean Ritter: You're the sunshine in our hearts!!!
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