Vincent was born January16, 1925 at the family farm near Dresden, son of August & Agnes (Jacobs) Ritter. He graduated from the Leoville High School in 1943. He served in the United States Army.
He married Mary Edna Reinert on May 29, 1950 at St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Seguin. To this union,
they were blessed with eleven children.
His work ethic started at a young age when he helped on thefamily farm. During his lifetime he had many jobs including working at the railroad, trailer plant, various construction jobs and township motor grader operator. His main desire remained in farming. He was an avid sports fan & spent many hours following the Kansas City Royals or any other team that played!
Survivors include five sons, Charles & Laura Ritter of Kanas City; August (Joe) Ritter of Goodland; Will & Tina Ritter of Olathe; Rick & Lynette Ritter of Colby; Paul & Kalyn Ritter of Monument; Four daughters, Irene & Steve Whorton of Topeka; Doris & Kevin Yonke of Holton; Louise & Randy Phillips of Lawrence; Jayne & Darryl Leidig of Phillipsburg; 33 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Cordula (Ed) Werth of Park, KS.
Vincent was preceded in death by his parents; sister Augusta Jansen; brother Albert Ritter; wife, Mary; daughter, Carol A. Wilson; son, John M. Ritter; son-in-law James Fuller & granddaughter, Jennifer Whorton.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 16, 2019 in the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Leoville, KS. Burial will follow with Military Honors conducted by the Fort Riley Honor Guard in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Leoville.
A Scriptural Wake and Rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m. Friday, February 15, 2019 in the Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel, 1115 2nd Street, Phillipsburg, KS 67661.
Mr. Ritter will lie in state from Noon until 9 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Services or Johnson Cancer Research Center.