Bob Ritchie died suddenly at his home in Byron, Minnesota on May 11, 2021 at the age of 66 years.
Bob was born on March 10, 1955 to Bob D. Ritchie and Laraine Goebel Ritchie in Fairmont, Minnesota. He attended Rochester Central Lutheran School grades 1 through 8 and graduated from John Marshall High School in 1973.
Bob worked for a period of time at Adamson's and the Tile Shop and worked for 20 years at J. C. Penney and 21 years at Sam's Club. He retired on April 30,2021.
He married Mary Reiland and they were later divorced.
He enjoyed fishing, bowling, golfing, his dog Rachel and cat Kalua.
Bob is survived by one daughter Anna (Alex) Plumlee, grandson Henry of Oregon, mother Laraine Ritchie, of Rochester, Uncles Marvin Goebel of Fairmont, Minnesota, Rev. Velmer (Lori) Goebel of Enid, Oklahoma, Aunts Elaine Fjelsrud of Armstrong, Iowa, Marlys Goebel of Minneapolis, Minnesota, number of cousins and many friends. He was preceded in death by his dad, Aunt Janice Goebel and Uncle Helmer Fjelsrud.
Memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 17, 2021 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 222 6th Ave. SW, Rochester, MN 55902 with Rev. Joel Haak and Rev. Scott Fiege officiating. Visitation will be held 4:00-6:00 p.m. Sunday, May 16, 2021 at Trinity Lutheran Church and one hour prior to the service on Monday. Memorial contributions may be made to Rochester Central Lutheran School, 2619 9th Ave. NW, Rochester, MN 55901 or to Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church, 923 2nd Ave. NW, Byron, MN 55920. Due to Covid-19, masks will be required and social distancing observed. The service will be livestreamed at www.trinitylutheranchurch.org/funeral
Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Ritchie family. To share a special memory or condolence, please visit www.ranfranzandvinefh.com
Rochester, MN 55902
Rochester, MN 55902
Rochester, MN 55902
I just heard Bob passed. I would like to thank Bob for his friendship with my father. It kept him active in his retirement. Thanks Bob!
I'm so sorry to hear about Bob he was such a good friend he had a love for dogs which is what got me on to my Golden's he said do it they are so great...I could talk to him about anything he had such a good ear & a big heart he will be truly missed
I'm so sorry to hear about Bob he was such a good friend had such a love for dogs which got me on to my Golden Retriever's because of him he had such a big heart I could talk to him about anything...I will truly miss him
From: Kathy Yaworski from Alberta
We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Bob. I knew Bob from working at J.C Penney's. May God give his Love, comfort and peace to his family. Love and Prayers.
I promised you I would take care of her... I hope you check in on us now and again. I miss you already my friend. You went too soon.
As you grieve know that we are remembering you and honoring the memory of "Bobby Ritchie".Blue Caribbean was purchased for the family of Bobby Ritchie by Joan Majerus.
Much love! Velmer, Lori, Mark, Karla, Janelle, Cole, Chelsey, Cas, Trev, Bennett, Caleb, Mason, Josh, Linz, Mark, Rowen and CollinsWith Distinction was purchased for the family of Bobby Ritchie by Your Oklahoma Family.
Will miss seeing Bob in church. He was so kind and friendly. We shared a love of dogs and enjoyed hearing about Rachel. Denny and Margaret Karst
Gonna miss you. Thanks for all the memories and good times. Fishing, golf, and Roosters will never be the same without you. Love you.America the Beautiful was purchased for the family of Bobby Ritchie by HOISY, RANDY, TJ and BREW. A tree was also planted in memory of Bobby Ritchie
Gonna miss you so much, Bobby. You were a great friend and touched so many hearts. Love you.
One of my favorite people. May you rest in peace Bob.
Bob, Karla, and Grandma Goebel
Bob, Uncle Velmer, Karla and Laraine
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.Memorial Tree was purchased for the family of Bobby Ritchie by Robin Rowe, Ryan Wendt & Family.
Taken when I came to visit my mom’s Minnesota relatives back in 2008
Bob came to surprise my grandpa (Bob’s uncle) for his 80th birthday party and brought his dog Rachel, his mother Laraine and his uncle Marv
Rest in peace Bob!