Patricia Jeanette Ritscher

October 9th, 1952March 24th, 2020

Patricia Jeanette Ritscher, age 67, passed away in the early hours in her sleep. She was with her husband Stu, her beloved friend Jill Fisk, and her son Matt.

Patty loved to draw and paint as well as memorize anything from bible verses to songs (mostly show tunes).

She loved teaching the 3-5 year olds at her church and was an amazing friend to those around her. 

When she was in college she was a camp counselor at Camp Chief Ouray. It was there that she learned a multitude of songs that she shared with others throughout her life. She had a bright beautiful smile and an infectious laugh. In keeping with her maiden name “Flowers,” Patty loved to be surprised with a beautiful assortment or bouquet. 

One of her greatest delights was reading through the Bible. While her son was growing up she read to him. After he went to college she and Stu would read through the One Year Bible. Often she would read to him as he drove to school in the morning. 

She loved Golden retrievers and in the course of 44 years of marriage they raised 6 wonderful pups. 

As an identical twin, she and Mikey (her twin) would call each other multiple times a day.  They were very close and had a connection that most will never understand. 

Patty was loved by many, and she will be missed. Her presence will echo through the lives of those she has touched. 








I’ll remember the Knowledge Bowl cookies! Prayers for peace and comfort in the coming days.
Dear Ritscher family, I am so saddened by the news of Patricia’s passing. Having had the pleasure to be taught by Mr. Ritscher as part of his Theory of Knowledge class, as well as my coach for tennis, I know how much love and laughter the Ritscher family possesses. We extend our deepest condolences and wish nothing but more of the love and laughter you have shared with so many.
My deep sympathies to you all. I am so sorry for your loss. Patty was so loving, kind, generous, and smiley. Her laughter brightened any moment. Her walk with the Lord was a light to so many others. My prayers are with you as you mourn loss but celebrate her wonderfully lived life and look to see her again. Kelly Hesse
Dear Stuey, I'm so very sorry for the loss of your lovely wife. While I didn't know her, I know that she must have been a delightful partner since she was married to you. My sincere condolences and wishes for your peace and well-being. (Once an THS English department buddy, always a THS English department buddy!) I'm thinking of you during this sad time. With love, Lynn Fleming
Hi, Stu. I'm so sorry to hear about your wife. I know what a difficult time this is for you. Tim died 5 years ago; the only thing I can tell you is it begins to get a little easier with time. I'm thinking of you and your family. Take care. Love, Karen Hartman
Dear Stu, I was so sorry to hear about your loss. Sending you peace and comforting thoughts. Deb Binder Lavender
Dear Stu, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Patricia. I wish we could all be together for you and your family. Please know that my love and endearing thoughts are with you. Take care. Maxine Ehrmann