Ken was born on August 17, 1960 in New London. He was the son of Bernard and Charlene Ritchie. He married the love of his life Karen on July 25, 1992. Ken loved to eat sweets, drink coffee and ride his Harley. Most importantly he loved to spend time with his family.
Ken is survived by his wife Karen; parents, Bernard and Charlene Ritchie of New London; one daughter Molly Ritchie of New London; five sons, James “Buddy” (Jamie) Ritchie of New London, Robert (fiancé Devon) Brush of Mequon, Kenneth “Beaner” Ritchie of New London, Samuel Ritchie of New London, Andrew Ritchie of New London. He is further survived by his grandchildren: Ben, Hayleigh, Emerson, Scarlett, Georgia, Ruby, and Ajay; brothers and sisters: Mike (Pam) of New London, Joanne (Jerry) Piotter of Waupaca, Terry Ritchie of Manawa, Peggy (Willie) Burton of Manawa, Bernard (Barb) Ritchie of New London, Cindy Ritchie of New London; his in-laws, Julie (Darwin) Malouf of New London, David (Anne) Marquardt of Little Chute, Mindy Marquardt of Greenville, Amanda Marquardt of Little Chute. He was preceded in death by a daughter Heidi; father in-law Dale Marquardt and sister in-law Dawn Kent.
A memorial service for Ken will be held at Cline & Hanson Funeral Home in New London on Friday, January 19, 2018 at 11.00 a.m. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. www.clinehansonfuneralhome.com