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Helen Ryterski

Mrs. Helen Ryterski of Nashville, departed this life at her residence on Thursday, July 28 at 2:50 AM. She had attained the age of 90 years, 5 months and 7 days.

Mrs. Ryterski was born on February 21, 1926 near Posen in Washington County, the daughter of John and Bertha (Kraudel) Prange. She was united in marriage to Henry “Hank” Ryterski on June 30, 1945 at St. Ann Catholic Church in Nashville, and he preceded her in death on September 17, 2001.

Helen was a homemaker and a retired nurses aide from Washington County Hospital in Nashville. She enjoyed her work in the maternity ward helping to bring many babies into this world. Helen enjoyed tending her flower gardens and was especially proud of the many handmade quilts she crafted, giving many as gifts. Helen was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church of Nashville.

Left to mourn her passing are her six children, Larry Ryterski and wife Camella of Peoria, Susan Marten of Hillsboro, Kathy Minium and husband Lenard of Smithfield, N.C., Robin McCabe and husband Michael of Springfield, Kerry Schubert and husband Mark of New Phildelphia, Ohio, and Sara Richardson and husband Glen of Mt. Vernon; a sister, Betty Schwartzkopf and husband Richard of Nashville; 12 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a son, Tommy Ryterski; a daughter, Amy Jo Ryterski; two brothers, Frank Prange and Charles Prange; six sisters, Eleanor Eberley, Josephine Horwath, Martha Prange, Gertrude Prange, Margaret Kozuszek and Louise Besand;

Mass of Christian burial will be held at the St. Ann Catholic Church of Nashville, on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 11 a.m., with Fr. Andy Knopik officiating and with interment to follow in the St. Ann Old Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Campagna Funeral Home of Nashville, on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.

Should friends desire, mass offerings or memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in memory of Helen, Hank, Tommy and Amy Jo Ryterski and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home.

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