Rodney Ritter
Rodney Ritter
  • February 28, 1969 - June 4, 2017
  • Independence, Missouri

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Rodney Ritter, age 48, of Raytown, Missouri, went home to be with our Lord, June 4, 2017 after battling acute pancreatitis and complications at Unity Point Methodist Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa.

Rodney was born February 28, 1969 and he is preceded in death by his wife Renee (Miller) Ritter.

He is survived by his parents Diane (Allen) and Steven Ritter of Lapeer, Michigan; sons Christopher Ritter and loving granddaughter, Avery Ritter of Raytown, Missouri and Joshua Ritter, Madison Heights, Michigan; his siblings Melanie (Walter) Sugierski of Box Elder, South Dakota; Penny (Eric) Tubbs of Sandusky, Michigan and Steven Ritter Jr. of Lapeer, Michigan; mother-in-law Linda (Boyd) Bechelmeyer; brother-in-laws Darin (Marissa) Miller; Brian (Carolyn) Miller along with many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was a veteran of the Marines where he served in 5th battalion, 10th Marines, 2nd Marine Division where he served as a Field Radio Operator, E-4 Corporal from 1987-92. His medals include Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Kuwait Liberation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Combat Action Ribbon and Southwest Asia Service Medal (3 stars). He also served in the Army subsequently.

Rodney worked for ExamOne Quest Diagnostics. He had a goofy sense of humor and was a devoted care giver.

The visitation (12-2 pm) and funeral service at 2 pm will take place on Friday, June 9, 2017 at Floral Hills Funeral Home in Raytown, Missouri. The service will be officiated by Pastor Sean Brookes, South View Baptist Church. The graveside service will take place at Floral Hills East Cemetery.

Goodnight Hank!!