The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK


August 25, 2013

Max Dean Ritter

Published 8-25-13

ENID, OK — Funeral for Max Dean Ritter will be 2 p.m. Monday, August 26, 2013, at Zion Lutheran Church. Aaron Wagner will officiate. Interment will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery under direction of Marshall Funeral Home, Alva.

Max Dean Ritter, son of the late Walter Fredick Frank and Anna Mae (Graff) Ritter, was born December 22, 1931, at Alva, Oklahoma, and passed away August 22, 2013, at Alva, Oklahoma, at the age of 81 years and 8 months.

Max attended Lutheran School, graduated from Alva High School and attended Northwestern Oklahoma State University. He lived his entire life in the Alva area, where he was a well-known farmer and cattleman.

He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. As a talented musician, he played the piano and sang in the church choir. He enjoyed bowling, boating and fishing and was an avid Goldbug and Ranger fan.

Max is survived by his brother, Irvin Ritter and his wife, Kay, of Alva; two nieces, Tanya Griggs and husband, Bob, of Edmond, and Jil Koppitz and husband, Marty, of Alva; seven great nieces and nephews, Katie Griggs of Tulsa, Chase Griggs of Norman, Nikki Griggs of Edmond, Kelly Griggs and wife, Tara, of Edmond, Blake Koppitz of Nebraska, Tanner Wamsley of Stillwater, and Cole Koppitz of Alva; one great-great-niece, Arden Griggs; one great-great-nephew, Brogan Griggs; other relatives and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to Zion Lutheran Church.

Remembrances may be shared with the family at

(Submitted by family)

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