Francis Eugene “Gene” Ritter, 78, of Perry passed from this life on Dec. 18, 2013, at Green Valley Nursing Home. Services have been entrusted to Palmer Marler Funeral Home of Perry. Funeral services will be held on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Palmer Marler Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ralph Yost officiating. Public visitation was Saturday, Dec. 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be Sunday, Dec. 22, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Palmer Marler Funeral Home. Burial will follow the service at Roselawn Cemetery in Mulhall at 11:30 a.m.
Gene was born to John and Fern (Odell) Ritter on July 30, 1935, in Mulhall. He married Fern Morris on October 1, 1960, in Mulhall.
He always had a deep sense of appreciation to Ed Malzahn for over 30 years of employment at the Charles Machine Works, Inc. (Ditch Witch). He spent his military service in Germany.
Gene is survived by his wife, Fern, of the home; one daughter, Janet Hines and husband, Gary of Stillwater; one son, Steve Ritter and wife, Darla of Mulhall; five grandchildren; eight great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Fern (Odell) Ritter, and one brother, Billy John Ritter.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial be made in his name to Companion Hospice, 1314 E. Oklahoma, Guthrie, OK, 73044.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the online guestbook a perrycares.com.