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P.O. Box 406, 165 W. Oak St.
HARRISON, MI 48625
Phone: (989) 539-7810
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Karen  Ritzer

Karen Lynn Ritzer (Breen)

Friday, December 5th, 1952 - Tuesday, December 24th, 2019
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Karen Lynn Ritzer 67 of Harrison, passed away at her home on Tuesday, December 24, 2019. Karen was born December 5, 1952 in San Antonio, Texas, the daughter of Frank Breen and Barbara Janet (Raymond) Breen. Karen graduated from Northview High School, Grand Rapids in 1971. Karen was united in marriage to Mr. Joseph E. Ritzer III on September 3, 1980 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mrs. Ritzer had resided in Harrison since 2014, moving from Midland, Michigan and formerly of Grand Rapids.
Mrs. Ritzer retired from TDS Telecom after fifteen years as a Sales Coach. Karen enjoyed reading, arts and crafts, boating and traveling with her husband.
Surviving Karen is her loving husband and best friend of thirty-nine years, Mr. Joseph E. Ritzer III of Harrison, one daughter, Jamie Mosier and husband Kyle of Cincinnati, Ohio, one step-daughter, Jennifer Jean and husband J. Craig of Midland, Michigan, her mother, Barbara Breen of Grand Rapids, Michigan, mother in-law, Zoe Ritzer of Gladwin, Michigan, four grandchildren; Tyler Jean, Sarah Jean, Nicholas Jean and Julia Jean, one sister, Kim Healy and husband Dean of Grand Rapids, one brother, Kevin Breen and wife Theresa of Traverse City, Michigan, plus many nieces, nephews and extended family members. Mrs. Ritzer was preceded in death by her father Mr. Frank Breen and her father in-law, Mr. Joseph E. Ritzer Jr.
Visitation for Mrs. Ritzer will be Monday, December 30, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Stocking Funeral Home, 165 W. Oak St, Harrison. Burial will be in Nester Township Cemetery, Roscommon, County on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. Memorial gifts in memory of Karen may be considered to: MidMichigan Home Care, 3007 N. Saginaw Rd., Midland, Mi. 48640. To share an online memory or condolence with Karen’s family, please visit: www.stockingfuneralhome.com. Arrangements for Mrs. Ritzer are entrusted with Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison (989) 539-7810.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, December 30th, 2019 | 3:30pm - 5:30pm
    When
    Monday, December 30th, 2019 3:30pm - 5:30pm
    Location
    Stocking Funeral Home
    Address
    165 W. Oak St.
    HARRISON, MI 48625
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  • Second Visitation

    Monday, December 30th, 2019 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm
    When
    Monday, December 30th, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm
    Location
    Stocking Funeral Home
    Address
    165 W. Oak St.
    HARRISON, MI 48625
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  • Interment

    Location
    Nester Township
    Address
    St. Helen , MI
    Notes
    Interment will be held Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Reception

    Location
    Harrison City Hall
    Address
    2105 Sullivan Drive
    HARRISON, MI 48625
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kim healy

Posted at 05:44pm
Karen was my cool older sister-when I got to hang out with her and her friends in high school I felt pretty special. She often included me, and let me tag along, just because.... She was generous in spirit, I remember she just got her first car a pretty awesome green maverick and she let me drive it up to Marquette with my friends for a weekend. That was pretty incredible, after all she worked pretty hard at AT&T to purchase that car. She was always there for me, during tough times, and I hope visa versa.

My kids always enjoyed seeing her and spending time at her various homes on lakes in Michigan. Her and Joe always welcomed the family. I will miss her, and I know my parents grieved for her at the onset of her disease, and she was always in their minds and memories.

Vicki Jueckstock

Posted at 10:33am
8 hours a day, 5 days a week for ten years. That’ was my time with Karen. And I never knew her to lose her cool or sense of humor. Not when Duke the junkyard dog went MIA every week, not when Joe got his hair cut by the Mopar man, not when she took a day off and came back to a naked Santa screen saver in her computer. She always laughed and she always brought the office along for the ride. Truly one in a million.
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Ken & Karen Dawson Gary Faria & Patty Mallon

Posted at 09:53am
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Maureen, Sue, Max, Allen, Phil and families

Posted at 05:59pm
Kevin, Theresa and the Breen Family; We are so sorry for your loss.
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