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Calvin D. Ritschard

Calvin D. Ritschard, 73, of Columbia City, IN, and with family in Roanoke, IN, died Saturday July 17, 2021, at 8:40 a.m., at his residence.  

Mr. Ritschard grew up on a farm in rural Argyle, WI, and attended local schools.  He graduated from Argyle High School with the class of 1966. He then served in the U.S. Navy. He worked for General Motors as a final process repairman for 34 years, between Janesville and Fort Wayne, until his retirement.

He was born on July 11, 1948, in Monroe, WI, to Delbert and Darlyne Boeck Ritschard. He married Cheryl Babler, on Aug. 2, 1980, in Afton, WI. She survives in Columbia City.

Additional survivors include two children, Troy (Teri) Ritschard, of Roanoke, and Santana Ritschard, of Columbia City; five siblings, Dean (Jackie) Ritschard, of Monroe, WI, Scott (Tammy) Ritschard, Lorna Mick and Keith (Tina) Ritschard, all of Argyle, WI, and Ann (Jerry) Thompson, of Dodgeville, WI; mother-in-law, Mary (Dennis Peterson) Babler, of Rockdale, WI; sister-in-law, Debi (Jack) Twyford, of Evansville, WI; brothers-in-law, Terry Babler and Duane Babler, both of Evansville, WI, Keith (Debbie) Babler and Tony (Barb Smith) Babler, both of Columbia City; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Calvin Ritschard Jr.

A celebration of life service will take place at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City.

Memorials may be made to his final expenses.

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