Doraine M. Ritter, age 79 of Grey Eagle, died Friday, February 7, 2014 at the Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany, Minnesota.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Monday, February 10 at St. Josephs Catholic Church in Grey Eagle with Rev. Ronald Dockendorf officiating. Interment will be in St. Bernards cemetery in Ward Springs.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at St. Josephs Catholic Church in Grey Eagle. Parish prayers will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday evening at the church.
Doraine Mary Douvier was born May 14, 1934 in Melrose, Minnesota to John and Katy (Wolbeck) Douvier. She was united in marriage to Donald Don Ritter on October 23, 1954 at St. Patricks Catholic Church in Melrose. Doraine was member of St. Josephs Catholic Church in Grey Eagle. She enjoyed riding around the countryside looking for deer with Don, collecting butterflies, and playing scratch off lottery tickets.
Survivors include her sons, Lonnie (Nancy) Ritter of Grey Eagle and Mike Ritter of Grey Eagle; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Monica Stiever of Cedarburg, Wisconsin and Regina Pirkl of St. Joseph.
Doraine was preceded in death by her husband, Don Ritter on January 20, 2011; parents; daughter, Pamela Smith; daughter-in-law, Bonnie Ritter; and brothers, Harold Douvier, Gilbert Gib Douvier, Tony Douvier, and Hubert Douvier.
Serving as casket bearers will be Tim Ritter, Travis Ritter, Tyler Ritter, Josh Ritter, Andy Ritter, and Cody Ritter. Cross bearer will be Chris Ritter and scripture bearer will be Tiffany Ritter.
A special thank you to the staff at Mother of Mercy Nursing Home and Albany Hospice for their wonderful care and compassion.
Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Grey Eagle.