Linda Kay Ritz

Written by Theresa Rose on June 4, 2015

Linda Kay Ritz, 73, of rural Fairfield, formerly of Douds, died at 2:50 A.M. Wednesday June 3, 2015 at Sunnybrook Living Care Center, Fairfield. She was born October 21, 1941 in Polk County, Iowa and named Lorene Maxine Uhlman. She was adopted by Kenneth and Lucile Emmack September 28, 1945 and grew up on the family farm in Jefferson County northwest of Fairfield. Linda married Jack Lefever Ritz December 31, 1960 in the chapel of First Methodist Church, Fairfield, Rev. J. Roland Carandall officiating. Linda and Jack lived in Douds-Leando until 2001 when they moved to their new home in rural Fairfield across from where she was raised. Linda and Jack were the parents of two children, Pamela Sue and Wayne Lefever Ritz. Surviving are her husband, Jack, the daughter Pamela Sue Mier (Mike) of Ottumwa and two grandsons, Phillip and Conner Mier. Her parents and son, Wayne preceded her in death

Funeral services will be at 2 P.M. Saturday June 6, 2015 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Douds with Pastor Phil Campbell officiating. Visitation will open at 3 P.M. Friday at the funeral home with family present 5-7 P.M. Burial will be in Leando Cemetery, Douds. Memorials to Hospice Compassus may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 1962 170th Street, Fairfield, IA 52556