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Vernon Ritchey

April 28, 1954 — December 8, 2013

The funeral service for Vernon L. Ritchey, 59, of Cresbard, is 11:00 AM , Friday at Concordia Lutheran Church in Cresbard with Pastor Timothy Koch officiating. A private family burial will follow at the Cresbard Cemetery.

Vernon was born on April 28, 1954 in Clovis New Mexico to Thomas and Mamie (Hinsley) Ritchey.

He married Heidi Fix on February 20, 2000 in Faulkton, South Dakota and made their home in Cresbard, SD.

Vernon enjoyed truck driving, gardening, ice fishing, hunting and the Pittsburg Steelers.

He passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, December 8, 2013 after a courageous battle with brain cancer with his wife by his side.

Vernon is survived by his beloved wife of thirteen years; his sisters: OraDee (Ronald) Johnson of Oklahoma City, OK; Donna (Dewain) Bilbrey of Amarillo, TX; Wanda (Harvey) Nelson of Amarillo; TX, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his mother in 1998, his father in 2000, and his maternal and paternal grandparents.

His funeral arrangements are with Gramm Funeral Home of Ipswich.

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