Richard “Dick” Ritzema


Richard “Dick” Ritzema, 88, of Waupun, passed away Monday,
November 2, 2015 at the Christian Home and Rehabilitation Center in Waupun.


Dick was born October 6, 1927 in the Netherlands the son of
Freerk and Grietje Rozema Ritzema.  On
April 16, 1948 Dick married Edith Knott in the Netherlands.  The couple moved to Fulton, IL and then to
Waupun in the mid 1960’s where Dick and Wes Dykstra owned R&D Construction
from which Dick retired. Dick was a member of Bethel Christian Reformed Church
in Waupun where he served as deacon and elder. 
He was an avid fisherman and found great joy being on the water.  Dick was a real “people person” and enjoyed
conversations with everyone he met.


Dick is survived by their children: Klaaske “Clara” (Ted)
Mensonides of Modesto, CA, Margaret (Bill) Bergen of Waupun, Patricia “Pat”
(Mark) Uttech of Watertown, Frederick “Fred” (Vicki) Ritzema of Waupun, and
Martinus “Marty” (Laura) Ritzema of Modesto, CA, Loretta “Lori” (Jeff) Riel of
Waupun, and Richard “Rich” (Debbi) Ritzema of Waupun; 19 grandchildren; 22
great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.


Dick was preceded in death by his wife, Edith, in 2013.


Funeral services for Dick Ritzema will be held Friday,
November 6, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at Bethel Christian Reformed Church in Waupun
with Rev. Jeff Brower officiating. 
Burial will follow at Forest Mound Cemetery in Waupun.  Friends and relatives may call on the family
on Thursday at the Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun from 5-7 p.m. and on
Friday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.


Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home of Waupun and staff are serving
the family.  Please visit our website at for further information and to send