Date of Death: Jun 18, 2013
Edith was born December 30, 1922 in The Netherlands, the daughter of Martinus and Klaaske Hanninga Knot. In 1948 she married Richard Ritzema. After their marriage they moved to Fulton, IL and later moved to Waupun, WI. Edith was a member of Bethel Christian Reformed Church in Waupun. She spent most of her time knitting, crocheting, sewing, and raising a family.
Edith is survived by her husband of 65 years, Richard, of Waupun; their children, Klaaske “Clara” (Ted) Mensonides of Modesto, CA, Margaret (Bill) Bergen of Waupun, Patricia “Pat” (Mark) Uttech of Watertown, Frederick “Fred” (Vicki) Ritzema of Waupun, Martinus “Marty” (Laura) Ritzema of Modesto, CA, Loretta “Lori” (Jeff) Riel of Waupun, and Richard “Rich” (Debbi) Ritzema of Waupun; 19 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
Edith was preceded in death by her parents; a brother; and a sister.