MADISON-Helen Ritter, age 88, of Madison, died peacefully on Saturday, March 23, 2013, at UW Hospital. Helen was born on Sept. 17, 1924, to Moritz and Marta Schoor in Fond du Lac. She graduated from Madison West High School and entered Madison Business College. She was employed at the Wisconsin Telephone Company. During the time of World War II, she was a USO girl and she met her future husband, Hollie Ritter. They were married in Sonora, Calif. on May 21, 1945. The couple resided in California for 24 years returning to Madison in 1969. During their stay in California, they raised their family and Helen was also employed in banking. On nice summer days, you would most often find Helen in the berry patch or putzing in the flower beds. Helen was always very generous to everyone she met and always found the good in people.
Helen is survived by her sons, Steve (Karleen) Ritter and Tom Ritter; granddaughter, Amber (Peter) Luttrell; three great-grandchildren, Madeline, Ethan, and Pierce Luttrell; devoted friend, Rudy Stucki; brothers, Carl Schorr and Werner (Joan) Schorr; sister, Rosemarie (Francis) McMahan; sister-in-law, Juanita Levine in California; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; beloved daughter, Susan; son, John; infant sister, Lillian; brother, Albert Schorr; sisters-in-law, Janet Schorr and Dorothy Schorr.
A Memorial Service for Helen will be held at GUNDERSON WEST FUNERAL HOME, 7435 University Ave., Middleton, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, 2013, with the Rev. Theodore Gullixson presiding. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 12:30 until the time of service on Saturday. Following the service, light refreshments will be served. On-line condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 12:30 until the time of service on Saturday.
A Memorial Service for Helen will be held at GUNDERSON WEST FUNERAL HOME, 7435 University Ave., Middleton, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, 2013, with the Rev. Theodore Gullixson presiding.