Edward P. Ritter, age 76, passed away Thursday, September 19, 2013 in Jordan, MT.
Ed Ritter was born in Jordan, MT on August 6, 1937 to Pete and Caroline Ritter. He attended grade school and high school in Jordan graduating in 1955.
He married Evelyn Mury on September 16, 1956. Ed and Evelyn recently celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary.
Ed worked for the Weeding Ranch, the Pioneer Garage, and later Farmers Union Oil Company in Jordan retiring there in 1997. Ed was active in the Jordan community serving on community boards such as: Jordan Volunteer Fire Department and town council. He received the Distinguished Service for the Betterment of Garfield County Award in 2008. He drove school bus and retired from driving in 2012. He enjoyed all outdoor activities, especially with friends and family, during his lifetime. There is not a coulee, flat, or fishing bank Ed did not know about. Many great memories and stories were shared during these hunting and fishing trips. He enjoyed delivering and sharing produce from their garden around the community. He also was a key player in the local coffee clubs.
Ed is survived by his wife Evelyn Ritter, son Terry (Debbie) Ritter of Livingston, daughters Deanna (Dan) Hansard of Jordan, Lena (Mike) Ritter of Belgrade, and Carol (Bruce) Fellman of Culbertson. He is survived by his brother Robert Ritter of Miles City and sisters Janet (Bill) Sherer of Jordan and Pauline (Loren) Abarr of Fallon. Edward is survived by grandchildren Dusty Ritter, Shae Ritter, Kristyn Hansard, Seth Hansard, Samantha Fellman, and great grandchildren Arabelle Ritter and Maylynn Ritter.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, September 23, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the V.F.W. hall in Jordan. A luncheon will follow the service. Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home in Miles City are in charge of arrangements. Condolences for the family may be left at: www.stevensonandsons.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jordan Swimming Pool Fund or Jordan Relay for Life.