Margaret Ritter, 70, of 212 E. Front St., New Bremen, died at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, at her home.
She was born on Feb. 26, 1941, in Wellington, New Zealand. She was the daughter of Dennis and Johannah Horgan, both of whom preceded her in death. On Feb. 12, 1965, she married William Ritter, who survives in New Bremen.
Also surviving are her children, Shaun (Patsy) Ritter of New Bremen, Mark Ritter of New Bremen, Michael (Stephanie) Ritter of Germantown, Tenn., Tony (Cresta) Ritter of New Bremen and Greg Ritter of Delaware; her grandchildren, Madysson, Hannah, Ashton, Jacob, Megan, Bryce and Jackson and her sister Mary (Martin) Tarres of Christ Church, New Zealand.
Margaret was a member of the Church of the Holy Redeemer of New Bremen and a member of the American Legion Post 241 Auxiliary of New Bremen. She had worked for the former Vendar Services, Sanese Services and at the Fireside Pub in New Bremen.
The family will receive friends on at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen on from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Memorial services will be held at 5 p.m. with the Rev. Thomas Mannebach officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Friends of the New Bremen Library or to the Grand Lake Hospice.