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Mildred “Skip” Ritchey

Mildred “Skip” Ritchey, age 90, of Napoleon, and a longtime resident of Bryan, died at 4:35 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, at Lutheran Nursing Home in Napoleon, where she was a resident.

Skip was a waitress at Lester’s Diner in Bryan for 20 years. She was a people person and loved serving at the restaurant.

She was a member of the Montpelier Moose Lodge and was an avid camper.

Born on Sept. 10, 1927, in Bryan, she was the daughter of Roy and Bertha (Fasnaugh) McNamee.

Skip married Karl M. Ritchey on June 29, 1946, in Bryan, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 20, 1987.

Survivors include her children, Dan Ritchey, Jeff (Sandy) Ritchey, and Deb (Scott) Schnitkey; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and five brothers.

Private family services were held at Shiffler Cemetery, Bryan, with Pastor Lee Genter officiating. Arrangements were under the care of Krill Funeral Home, 860 West Mulberry Street, Bryan.

Memorials are requested to the Arthritis Foundation or Lutheran Nursing Home.

Condolences may be sent to and the online register may be signed at www.krillfuneral

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