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Michael Edward Ritchie

January 1, 1943 July 20, 2019
Michael Edward Ritchie
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Obituary for Michael Edward Ritchie

Michael Edward Ritchie, 76, of Lapeer (formerly of Warren & Gladwin), died Saturday, July 20, 2019.
Michael was born January 1, 1943 in Midland, Michigan to Vern and Lila (VanHorn) Ritchie. He grew up on a farm in Gladwin, Michigan where he graduated from Gladwin High School, class of 1962. He married Karen Ann Gugel on May 16, 1987 in Warren, Michigan. Mike owned and operated a sandwich/coffee truck for almost 20 years catering to N.E. Metropolitan Detroit businesses. Later in life he worked as an auto mechanic at several different establishments, most notably Bloomfield Dodge. Mike was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Lapeer. He enjoyed golf, the Detroit Tigers (all baseball) and hunting. Mike was a lifetime farmer at heart.
Mike is survived by his wife, Karen Ritchie; five sons: Michael Edward Ritchie of St. Clair, Mark Richard Ritchie of Lapeer, David Scott Ritchie of Lapeer, Joel Lloyd (DeLacy) Ritchie of Ravenna, OH and Craig Michael Ritchie of Lapeer; three grandchildren: Ryan, Aaron and Jordan; two great grandchildren: Elijah and Victor; nine siblings: Sonjia Hock of Gladwin, Thomas (Mary) Ritchie of Kalkaska, Stephen (Dodi) Ritchie of Gladwin, Vern Patrick (Brenda) Ritchie of Lapeer and Beth Ritchie of Gladwin; mother-in-law, Rosanna Gugel of Madison Heights; sisters & brothers-in-law: Donald Gugel of Warren, Donna Toutant of Maryville, Ann (Roger) Dujardin and Ron (Tracy) Gugel of Richmond, KY. Michael was preceded in death by his aforementioned parents and his father-in-law, Raymond Gugel.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church and School, 90 Millville Road, Lapeer, Michigan 48446.
Visitation will be from 4-8PM Monday, July 22, 2019 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Lapeer. Michael’s funeral service will be at 11:00AM Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 90 Millville Road, Lapeer, Michigan 48446. Deacon Dave Hoffman will officiate.

Please visit www.muirbrotherslapeer.com to leave a note or condolence to Mike’s family.


Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

22

Jul

4:00 PM 7/22/2019 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 7/22/2019 8:00:00 PM
Muir Brothers Funeral Home

1021 S Lapeer Road
Lapeer, MI 48446

Muir Brothers Funeral Home
1021 S Lapeer Road Lapeer 48446 MI
United States

Visitation

Tuesday

23

Jul

10:00 AM 7/23/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 7/23/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Paul Lutheran Church

90 Millville Rd.
Lapeer, MI 48446

St. Paul Lutheran Church
90 Millville Rd. Lapeer 48446 MI
United States

Funeral Service

Tuesday

23

Jul

11:00 AM 7/23/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Paul Lutheran Church

90 Millville Rd.
Lapeer, MI 48446

St. Paul Lutheran Church
90 Millville Rd. Lapeer 48446 MI
United States

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St. Paul Lutheran Church

90 Millville Rd.
Lapeer, MI 48446
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