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Linda M. Ritchie – Obituary

Name: Linda M. Ritchie

Age: 75

Born: 07-17-1947

Died: 07-17-2022

Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud, Minnesota

St. Peter's Catholic Church, St. Cloud, Minnesota

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 22, 2022 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Linda Marie Ritchie, age 75, formerly of St. Cloud who passed away at her home in Chaska. Reverend LeRoy Scheierl will officiate. Burial will take place at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis at later date.

Visitation will take place from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud and one hour prior to services on Friday at the church. Parish prayers will be held at 4:00 p.m. and the Secular Franciscans will pray at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

Linda was born on July 17, 1947 in Appleton, Wisconsin to Robert and Dorothy (Watson) Vanevenhoven. She married William A. Ritchie on September 3, 1966 in Menasha, WI. Linda worked for the DMV for 32 years. She was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, the Legion of Mary, BeFrienders, Secular Franciscans, Jail Ministry REC program and a religious Ed. Teacher for 15 years.

Linda enjoyed baking, was very active in her faith and volunteering. Her greatest joy was all the time spent with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Bill; children, Andrew (Kathy) of Palmdale CA, Scot (Starr) of Savannah GA, Maria (Jeremy) Wedel of Chaska; grandchildren; Grace Ritchie, Reese Ritchie, Marlo Ritchie, Archer Ritchie, Jackson Wedel and Joshua Wedel; sister, Julie (Kurt) Mueller; brothers, Chris and James; sister-in-law, Katie Vanevenhoven; and extended family and friends.

Linda is preceded in death by her parents; and brother Peter Vanevenhoven.

Memorials are preferred in Lieu of flowers.

Guestbook for Linda M. Ritchie

Ben Ament
, friend
July 24, 2022, 12:23 pm
Hugs Bill! Linda will always be in your heart.
Jean E Marsolek
, friend
July 21, 2022, 10:33 pm
I came to know Linda and Bill during the Why Catholic program at St Peters. they helped me grou in my faith. Linda's smile was ever-present She offered comfort when I struggled. She had a sense of peace about her that was contagious. I treasured the time spent in her presence. To her family, may the love of friends give you comfort, and the love of God give you peace.
Jeff Bretherton
, Friend of Andy and Scot
July 21, 2022, 9:45 pm
Andy and Scot, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers with the passing of your mom. She was a wonderful woman to grow up around. I know my mom will miss their occasional visits at Cobornís and Cash Wise. May the Lord comfort and strengthen you in the days and weeks ahead.
Deb Forstner
, Friend
July 21, 2022, 9:15 pm
Linda was my sponsor when I entered the Secular Franciscans. I asked her as I admired her social graces, strong prayer life, courageous ministry (particularly her jail ministry and how she could reach the women there) and her sense of humor. Plus we both shared a love of dogs (loved her little Mel). While I moved away and she did too, ending active participation in St. Cloud Fraternity life, I express my deepest sympathy to Deacon Bill, who I also admire, and all of Linda and Billís family.
Ellen Palmer
, Friend, coworker inChristís kingdom
July 21, 2022, 2:20 am
Dear Bill, Maria, Andrew and Scott, As Bill knows, Linda and I met and ďgrouped ď with each other for many years. Linda loved each of you with all her heart and would have given her life for each of you. She is storming heaven for you. Wherever Linda was planted ,she found a way to minister to people, to love them by leading them to Truth. She is loved and will be missed by many, most of all each of you. My prayers have been with her as she struggled through her cancer, transplant and then through her stroke. They will continue for her and for all of you. Distance will keep me from the funeral but I will be at Mass , three hundred mikes from St Peterís, praying as you are laying her in Godís strong arms on Friday.
Sister Cordy Korkowski
, friend
July 19, 2022, 9:23 pm
The Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls extend deepest sympathy to Bill and family of Linda. She was a bright light in all the right places. Will always treasure my connections with her through the BeFriender program and events connecting the spirit of St. Francis which was her love. Rest peacefully now in your everlasting home.
Mike & June Redmond
, Friend
July 19, 2022, 3:41 am
We are so sorry to hear that Linda passed away. She was such an asset to the REC program. We are praying for your family.

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