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Elaine Ritterling

August 7, 1934 ~ October 1, 2017 (age 83)


Age 83, of Magnolia, passed away Sun., Oct. 1, 2017.  Born in Laurel, NE, a daughter of the late William and Edna (Felger) Haisch, she had been a 30 year resident of Farmington, MI before splitting time between FL and Magnolia, OH.  Elaine was a longtime member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Farmington, MI where she also served as Librarian, and retired as Church Secretary at Hope Lutheran Church in Farmington Hills, MI.  Preceded in death by her son Scott Ritterling.  Survived by her husband, Orville Ritterling, with whom she would have celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary on Nov. 27th; one daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne and Dr. Brady Kail; one son, Tim Ritterling; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Eileen Allerman, Linda and Bill Gurney, Lila and Kenneth Foor; brother and sister-in-law, Irvin and Paula Haisch; grandchildren, Jacob (Morgan) Kail, and Luke, Ellie and Addison Kail; and numerous nieces and nephews.  A Memorial Service will be held Fri. at 11a.m. in the Finefrock-Gordon Funeral Home in Magnolia with Pastor Dale Boston officiating.  There will be no calling hours.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Elaine’s memory may be made to: The National Alliance of the Mentally Ill, (N.A.M.I.), 3803 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 100 Arlington, VA 22203.  Condolences may be left at:


Gordon (330)866-9425


 Service Information

Memorial Service
October 6, 2017

11:00 AM
Finefrock-Gordon Funeral Home
266 N. Main St.
Magnolia, OH 44643

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