Arlene Ritter

Arlene Ann Welper Ritter, 87, of Prairie du Chien, WI died Monday, March 22, 2021 at her home in Prairie du Chien, WI. A graveside service was held Friday, March 26 at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in McGregor. Cards and condolences may be sent to her sister, Lois Evans, 428 Fourth Street NE, Waukon, IA 52172.

Arlene was born November 9, 1933 in Waukon to Alfred and Ruth (Dresselhaus) Welper. Arlene was confirmed at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon and graduated from Waukon High School.

Arlene was united in marriage with William Ritter June 1, 1974. Throughout the years, Arlene worked at the Soil Conservation Office in Waukon, Fisher’s in Marshalltown and also helped at the family-owned tree farm.

Surviving Arlene are her sister, Lois Evans; her nephews and nieces, Mark (Linda) Evans, Diane (Randy) Wagner, Randy (Lisa) Schrabeck, Rodney Schrabeck, Shelley Schrabeck, Kevin (Toni) Kuhse, Holly Kuhse, Todd (Vicki) Kuhse and Kelly (Debra) Kuhse; and special friend, Irene Petsche.

Arlene was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Ruth Welper; her husband, William Ritter, November 16, 2000; her sisters, Janet (Roger) Kuhse and Bernice (Joseph) Schrabeck; her brother-in-law, Harris Evans; and her nephew, Joel Kuhse.

Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Prairie du Chien, WI assisted the family.

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