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William "Bill" Ritter

November 4, 1936 — August 12, 2023

William Leo "Bill" Ritter, 86, passed away on Saturday, August 12, 2023 under the care of Moments Hospice, at the Cottagewood Memory Care Facility, in Rochester, MN.

Bill was born on November 4, 1936 to Leo and Eliza (Dugan) Ritter in Winona, MN. He was a 1954 graduate of Cotter High School and attended Winona State University. He began a forty year career with the Chicago Northwestern Railroad. He also served with the Minnesota Army National Guard and was a member of the Winona Activity Group. He spent his retirement years hunting, fishing, golfing, and training his various Golden Labradors.

He is survived by his brother, Rome (Beverly) Ritter of Winona; and niece, Lynn (Mike) Meadows of Chanhassen, MN.

Per Bill's wishes there will be no visitation or services held. A private family burial will take place at St. Mary's Cemetery in Winona, MN.

Hoff Celebration of Life Center is assisting the family with arrangements.


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