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Services Thursday for Wendy Dawn Ritz 53

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Wendy Dawn Ritz, age 53 of Chesterton, IN, passed away on Friday, January 18, 2019.

She was born on October 23, 1965, in Gary, IN, to Ted and Hazel (Dobbs) Macheta.

Wendy is survived by her loving husband of over 15 years, Todd Ritz of Chesterton; stepsons, Ryan (Sarah) Ritz of Chesterton and Adam Ritz of Valparaiso; stepdaughter, Valery (Mo) Boggs of Valparaiso; grandchildren, Aubree, Sammi, Bentley and Amro; sisters, Sandy Fontenot of Chesterton, Judy Moore of Westville, Donna (Tom) Petro of Florida and Rose (Verein) Arney of Porter; best friend, Dawn Staff of Chesterton.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Ron Macheta.

Wendy was a server for many years at the Porter V.F.W. and Northside Diner. She was an excellent cook. She loved being a grandmother.

There will be a funeral service on Thursday, January 24, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, with Pastor Scott Jones officiating.

There will be a visitation held on Thursday, January 24, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304.

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Posted 1/23/2019




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