December 11, 1930 - March 2, 2022
Thecla Marie Ritchie, 91 year old resident of Little Falls, MN, passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at the Good Shepherd Community in Sauk Rapids, MN from Covid-19. There will be a Gathering to honor Thecla at Holy Family Church Fellowship Hall in Little Falls, MN on Friday, March 18, 2022 from 11 - 1:30. Come join us for coffee and of course a light lunch and share memories. There will be a private family burial at a later date. Caring for Thecla and her family is the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls, MN. Thecla was born on December 11, 1930 in Rosemount, MN to the late Joseph T and Anna C. (Yoerg) Cich. She married Dale Ritchie on May 26, 1951 in St. Paul. They lived in St Paul and Willmar until 1964 when they moved to Little Falls to purchase a small neighborhood grocery store which they owned/operated until 1985 when they retired. Thecla loved to bake, go for walks and visit. She loved stopping by the library on her walks and was a member of the VFW Auxiliary. Thecla is survived by her son, Ralph Ritchie of Little Falls, MN; daughter, Patti (Bruce) Hammerbeck of Little Falls, MN; brother, David Cich, of Minneapolis, MN; grandchildren, Kelly Bonde of Brainerd, MN and Mark (Jessica) of Moorhead, MN; five great-grandchildren, Brigid, Brendan, Tegan Bonde, Quinlee Marie and Parker May Hammerbeck; plus her many ‘Adopted’ kids! She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale (2001); brothers, Edward, Leonard and sister, Theresa; her parents, and in-laws, George and Nora Ritchie; sisters-in-law, Lyda (Richard) Verley, Theda (Chet) Keller, Esther (Mel) Phelps, Evelyn (Arthur) Haviland We would like to thank all of her ‘helpers’ at Good Shepherd, Memory Lane and St Croix Hospice for all their Loving Care.
Thecla Marie Ritchie, 91 year old resident of Little Falls, MN, passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at the Good Shepherd Community in Sauk Rapids, MN from Covid-19. There will be a Gathering to honor Thecla at Holy Family Church Fellowship... View Obituary & Service Information
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