Charlie Ritchie

Whittemore, formerly of Pontiac, Michigan
October 10, 1938 - May 20, 2012


2-8 P.M., Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Service Location

121 South Washington Street, P.O. Box 130, Hale, MI 48739


11:00 A.M., Thursday, May 24, 2012

Obituary Notice

RITCHIE, CHARLIE of Whittemore, MI, formerly of Pontiac, MI passed away Sunday, May 20, 2012 at age 73.

He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Colene Ritchie. Daughter, Kimberly D. (James) Murphy of Pontiac and mother-in-law, Rachel Brewer. Siblings, Hebron (Ruth) Ritchie of Delaware, Maryann Parris of Kentucky, Opsie (Roger) Hoppe of Michigan and Alice (Chuck) Risley of Michigan. Also survived by several special nieces and nephews.

Mr. Ritchie retired from General Motors in 1992, he was also a retired member of UAW Local 594. He attended Whittemore Baptist Church and the Whittemore Masonic Lodge. Charlie was a friend to all who knew him, "always willing to go the extra mile". He loved hunting and fishing.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, May 24, 2012 at the Hale Chapel of the BURESH FUNERAL HOME, 121 S. Washington, Hale, MI. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 2-8 P.M. Interment at Saints Cemetery in Whittemore, MI. Memorial contributions suggested to Hospice Angelic Care in Tawas, MI.


Hospice Angelic Care
Tawas, Michigan


Saints Cemetery
Whittemore, Michigan


Colene & family
I am sorry to hear of your loss. May you find comfort in your
family and friends at this difficult time. The Bible gives hope
that soon our Creator, Jehovah God, will end all suffering, pain
and death. I lost my husband on February 11, 2012.
We have the hope of being reunited with our loved
one again. Please read Revelations 21:4, John 5:28,29, Psalm 37:29.
As we await the fulfillment of this promise.
— Irene Keyes
Charlie was a good and kind man. I will always cherish my memories of hunting, fishing and visiting with him.
— Rick Masters
Dear Colene and family, Im so so sorry to hear about Charlie.You guys hold a very special place in my heart and now there is a bit of emptyness. LOve you all very much !! my mother and I pray that God will give you the strength and edurance for the days ahead .You will all be in our prayers!!! love you all.
Karen Baker Sornson & Donna Baker
— Karen Baker Sornson
Colene, What a painful thing we have to go through in life.It's so hard when we love someone so much to give them back to God. But honey there will be a brighter day.And remember we can do ALL things through Christ who strenghtens us. Phil. 4-13. That's a promise he gave us. I love you so much. Lida Kay
— Lida Kay Ward
I loved your accent! I loved that you always had a joke to share. I loved that you were my fathers best friend. You will surely be missed, but I know you are walking the streets of gold with your Jesus...and like you did when I was little...teach Him that a "flower" is pronounced "flair" and a "flair" is pronouced "flurr"...I will see you soon, Uncle Charlie. Much love from all of your nieces and great neices.
My heart is broken as I say good bye to the only person who could make me laugh with just a word. You are and will always be my favorite. Thank you for showing us all how to live and die with such grace and love. You cared about everyone around you in life and death. I hope to find you under a shade tree with lots of great jokes ready for me when I get there! See you on the other side. Love ya, Sharon
— Sharon Templeton

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