Russell A. Ritzheimer, age 75, of Trenton, passed away Monday, August 25, at his home. A memorial service for 75 year-old Russell A. Ritzheimer will be Saturday, August 30, at 1:00 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church in Trenton. Friends may call Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to the Trenton Park Boosters. Moss Funeral Home in Trenton is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Ritzheimer was born January 18, 1939 in Trenton to Oscar and Clara (Haas) Ritzheimer; they preceded him in death.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by daughters, Connie Ritzheimer and Tracy Ritzheimer; a son, Rodney Ritzheimer; brothers, Richard Ritzheimer and Raymond Ritzheimer; sisters-in-law, Joanne Ritzheimer, Doris Ritzheimer, and Barb Rakers; and brothers-in-law, Loren Holzinger and Roger Rakers.
He married Sis Rakers on August 22, 1959 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Trenton; she survives in Trenton.
Also surviving are his children, Randy (Ashley) Ritzheimer of Trenton, Wendy Schrage of Colorado Springs, CO, and Jeff (Jeannie) Ritzheimer of Austin, TX; 6 grandchildren, Sheldon (Mike) Pagano, Reid Ritzheimer, Amanda (Chuck) Klausmeier, Julie (Chuck) Doolin, Simone Ritzheimer, and Celeste Ritzheimer; 3 great-grandchildren, Hayden and Hunter Klausmeier, and Kane Doolin; his siblings, Emma Lou Holzinger of Highland, Roger (Katie) Ritzheimer of Breese, and Ralph (Bonnie) Ritzheimer of Breese; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Albin Rakers of Montgomery City, MO, Tom (Sharon) Rakers of Trenton, Arlene (Jim) Booker of Powhatan, VA, Lester (Nancy) Rakers of Trenton, Sharon (Ron) Gerstner of Trenton, and Gerri (Glen) Knoephlein of Montgomery City, MO.
Russell was a veteran of the United States Navy and he retired from fuel maintenance for the United States Government, operated R & R Landscaping for over 20 years, and was a former co-owner of the Trenton House Restaurant.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Trenton, Trenton Park Boosters, and a former member of the Trenton Nut House Club and the Sugar Creek Fire Protection District.