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Bob Ritter 1955 - 2020
Bob Ritter

On Aug. 28th, 2020, Bob Ritter of Great Bend passed away at the age of 64. Born to Roy and Kay (Wharton) Ritter of Urbana, N.Y. on Sept. 19th, 1955.

Raised on the family dairy farm, Bob was quick to learn the value of hard work which would remain with him for the rest of his life. After serving a short term in the U.S. Army (1975-1978) Bob found himself starting a new life in central Kansas where he would unknowingly remain. There Bob proudly served as a member and commander of the Stafford American Legion for a time. 

Bob loved to work. There were always projects on his never ending to do list. He knew there was a way for him to repair something in order to keep from having to buy a new one. Working outside or inside, on houses or cars, Bob had to be doing something.

Bob’s love for family was even stronger. Bob is survived by his loving wife of 14 years, Nancy; his five children; three step-children; 13 grandchildren; and one great grandson. Bob also leaves behind his two sisters; and four brothers; as well as many other friends and family.

A services will be held at the home of Bob and Nancy Ritter, 29 NE 30 Rd, Great Bend, KS 67530, Friday Sept. 4th, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. No visitation will be held as cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers donations may be directed to the Central Kansas Dream Center., or in care of Bryant Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at

Funeral arrangements provided by

Bryant Funeral Home

1425 Patton Road

Great Bend, KS 67530

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Sept. 2, 2020