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Todd Gary Ritter – Obituary

Name: Todd Gary Ritter

Age: 51

Born: 12-21-1968

Died: 01-06-2020

Visitation:
Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud, MN

Service:
Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud, MN


A Celebration of Life will held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, January 13, 2020, at the Daniel Funeral Home Chapel in St. Cloud, MN for Todd Gary Ritter age 51 of Sartell, MN.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the Celebration of Life at the funeral home. Burial will be at a later date. 

Todd was born in Storm Lake, Iowa, on December 22, 1968. He passed away January 6, 2020. He attended school in Albert City, Iowa, and Brookings, South Dakota. In 1987, Todd graduated from Brookings High School. He was on the high school tennis team and he enjoyed writing for the school newspaper. 

As a child, Todd loved hunting with his dad, playing with his dog, Daisy, playing baseball, spending time on his grandparents’ farm and teasing and hanging out with his sisters.

Todd served in the National Guard for several years while attending college. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from St. Cloud State University and worked for the St. Cloud prison. Later, Todd worked as a probation and parole officer for Stearns County. He had a heart for serving others and empathized with those who needed a second chance.

Todd’s great love was for his daughters, Hanna, Emma and Grace (Cari), and sons, Harrison and Charlie (Jen). They amazed him with their beauty, intelligence and antics. They made him so proud and was very thankful to be their father.

His personality was charming and he was very talented. Todd was an excellent writer, loved to draw, enjoyed music and was very articulate. His dry sense of humor and wit kept his friends and family in stitches. His dogs, Kane and Rocky, were precious to him and he loved all of God’s creation, especially Platte, South Dakota. While in Platte, Todd was able to do what he loved most: hunt, ride horses and spend time with his cousins. Todd often referred to this area as his sanctuary and where he felt closest to God.

Todd is survived by his children, Hanna, Emma, Grace, Harrison and Charlie; his parents, Robert and Martha Ritter; sisters, Shannon Walker (Sam, Ethan, Ellie, Sawyer) and Kristen Ritter Beenen (Logan, Sadie, Sofia); and a host of family and friends.

Todd was a follower of Jesus Christ and we know he is at peace and we will see him again. 

 


The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away.

Blessed be the name of the Lord..


Guestbook for Todd Gary Ritter


Jeff and Teri Kramer
, fellow Platte camper, friends, campfire storyteller
January 14, 2020, 11:15 pm
Our hearts were broken when we heard the news. Todd was a great guy, easy to talk to and loved his horses. We will remember him every time we hear coyotes howling by the campfire. Rest peacefully my friend. And God's blessings to your family.
David Cordts
, Friend of family
January 12, 2020, 1:41 pm
My thoughts & prayers to the entire Ritter family ..Shannon has been a close friend for years and the love and adoration your whole family shows is inspiring .. I have many fond memories of Todd and our Pierre vs Brookings tennis matches back in high school.. I am so very sorry for your family's loss..Always know he is now an angel in Heaven watching over you all ..
Shelley Brug
, Friend
January 12, 2020, 6:00 am
My heart is broken for all of Todd's family, he was one of the kindest kids a person could know (I went to school with him in Brookings.) May you heal,in your time and know that he is above looking down and watching over all,of you. Walking hand in hand through your sorrow. I will continue to remember his smile, quiet laugh and watching him play tennis. God bless you all and be proud of all he did in his life on earth.
Mark Catlin & family
, Cousin
January 10, 2020, 11:18 pm
Rest In Peace cousin - you will be missed. Our condolences.
John Kasa
, Friend
January 10, 2020, 5:45 pm
To the Ritter family Iím so sorry to hear of Todd passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.
Jay and Michelle Catlin
, Cousin
January 10, 2020, 12:44 am
Our thoughts go out to Marti & Bob, Shannon & Kristen, Todd's children and those who were closest to him. So saddened to hear of his passing. My time with him in the early years will never be forgotten, and I'll always see him as a cool character with that great sense of humor. Rest in peace cousin!
Marvin & Mary Ellen Johnson
, Uncle and Aunt
January 9, 2020, 10:08 pm
Todd and family We are sooo sorry for Todd's leaving us! We all have special memories and will treasure them. We love you all and share your grief!
Dan and Rebecca Kurowski
, Former Neighbor
January 9, 2020, 8:56 pm
We used to live across the street from Todd in Sartell and always enjoyed our visits with him. He had a soft heart and witty sense of humor and will be missed.
Janet Todd
, Friend
January 9, 2020, 4:26 pm
Bob, Marty and family: I am so sorry to hear of Todd's passing. May god wrap his loving arms around all of you. Rest in peace Todd,
Mark and Carmen Hoffmann
, Friend from Albany, MN
January 9, 2020, 2:30 pm
I am so sorry for your loss. Todd was such a nice guy and we loved his sense of humor. He was so proud of his kids and loved them very much. You are all in our prayers.
Mark and Carmen Hoffmann
, Friend from Albany, MN
January 9, 2020, 2:24 pm
I am so sorry for your loss. Todd was such a nice guy and we loved his sense of humor. He was so proud of his kids and loved them very much. You are all in our prayers.
Rene Kantack
, 2nd cousin
January 9, 2020, 2:16 pm
On behalf of my parents, Betty Lou & Dwayne Lindgren, & myself - condolences to Todd's family. His mom & my mom were 1st cousins, and our hearts go out to her & all of you.
Kareem Hakeem
, Cousin
January 9, 2020, 1:32 pm
Even though we first met when I was a teenager, Iíll never forget you, Iíve heard numerous stories about you and everyone, Iím privileged to have known you, and dislike the feeling of knowing that you arenít here anymore which I know all to well, I miss and love you cousin.
Eleanor Lindeman
, friend of his parents.
January 9, 2020, 11:36 am
I am so sad to hear this sad news. I think of you and your girls often knowing that you will miss him forever. I know God will sustain you all. Bless you all.
Marlene Breukelman-Daale
January 9, 2020, 5:18 am
I am so very sorry for your loss of such a a wonderful son, dad, relative, and friend. Treasure the great memories of his life well lived and his faith. Iím praying for you.
Ida Lawrence
, Aunt
January 9, 2020, 5:12 am
Todd was loved, admired, trusted, depended upon and enjoyed by his family. He rests now in peace and joy, always in our hearts.
Jerralynne Tjeerdsma
, Friend of his mother
January 9, 2020, 4:28 am
My sympathy to Toddís family! My heart goes out to all his children and his parents and sisters and their families! Prayers for all of you!

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