Carole A. Ritter


OREGON – Carole A. Ritter, 87, longtime Oregon resident, died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020 in Pinecrest Manor. Mt. Morris. Born Aug. 10, 1933 in LaSalle, the daughter of Carl and Helen (Holahan) Selmer.

Married to S. Wayne Ritter July 30, 1955 in Utica; he died Feb. 7, 2010. Carole was a 1951 graduate of LaSalle-Peru High School and attended Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. She was employed over 20 years as a secretary for the Ogle County Educational Co-op. Carole was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Oregon, its CDA Chapter and sang in the church choir. She was also an avid Chicago Cubs fan, but the most important part of her life was her family.

Survived by sons: Gary W. (Jan) Ritter of Villa Park, Timothy C. (Christine) Ritter of College Station, Texas, Joseph J. (Linda) Ritter of Grayslake and Michael A. Ritter of Oregon; daughters, Margaret A. “Peggy” (Brad) Boncosky of Crystal Lake and Mary E. “Libby” (Doug) Macomber of Carmel, Ind.; grandchildren: Amy (Jack) Anthony, Jessica (Pat) Engle, Jonathon (Samantha) Ritter, Blake Ritter, Brock Ritter, Benjamin (Paige) Boncosky, Lauren (Steve) Rinn, Jeffrey Ritter, Jason Ritter, Abigail Macomber and Mason Macomber; and great grandchildren: Quinn and Jacob Engle, Austin and Bryce Anthony and James Ritter.

Also predeceased by her parents.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a private family Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary Catholic Church, Oregon with Rev. Joseph Naill as celebrant. Burial in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Oregon. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Carole’s name may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, Oregon assisted the family with arrangements.