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Harold L. Ryterski

Harold L. Ryterski

Harold Leon Ryterski, 75, of Johnstown passed away February 9, 2019 at his home.  He was born in Marysville, CA September 14, 1943, the oldest of two sons to Leon Joseph and Eleanor Theresa (Zelasko) Ryterski.

He attended Chapel Hill, Dry Arm and St. Michael grade schools, Township High School in southern Illinois and after moving to Belmont, Illinois, graduated from Downers Grove Community High School.  Harold attended classes at Lincoln College.

Upon his graduation from high school, he worked in the mail room at Standard Oil in Chicago, IL and then acquired a drafting position at Chicago Burlington and Quincy Railroad offices in Chicago.  Harold worked at Northern Illinois Gas Company in Naperville, IL until he retired in 1999, moved to Loveland, CO and later settled in Johnstown, CO.

On September 7, 1963 he married Laurene “Laurie” Heuman.  The couple met while working at CB&Q Railroad.  In 2018, they celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary.

Harold enjoyed traveling, fishing, golfing and family gatherings as well as O-scale model railroad set ups and motorcycling with Christian Motorcyclist Association and became an Area Representative to 12 chapters in northern Illinois.  Harold participated in street evangelism at various motorcycle events across the country.  He was an evangelist with Anchor Bay Evangelistic Association.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Thankful to have shared his life are his wife, Laurie of Johnstown, three sons; Steve (Renee) of Wellington, CO, David (Kelly Brandon) and Kevin all of Loveland, grandchildren; Cordero Burge, Amber, Tyler and Kasey Ryterski, brother; Dennis (Denise) of Spring Bay, IL.

A private family service will be scheduled.  In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Harold Leon Ryterski may be sent to “Children’s Hospital of Colorado Foundation/Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders” in care of Adamson, 2000 47th Ave., Greeley, CO 80634 or online at  Friends may leave condolences at


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  1. John Reeser on February 22, 2019 at 6:52 am

    Dear Laurie and family,

    I am so sorry to hear of Harold’s passing. Connie and I and our family were greatly blessed by your friendship when we visited with you in your Normal, Illinois home. I pray God’s comfort for you all, and am grateful for the hope we all share in Christ. I, too, lost my spouse, Connie in 1992. We can all be encouraged knowing Harold and Connie are enjoying being in the presence of the Lord, worshiping around the throne.

    I have since remarried and have 3 additional children with Patricia: 2 girls age 22 and 21, and a son age 19. Pat and I make our home in Hatfield, PA (north of Philadelphia). I recently resigned my official duties as Assoc. Pastor at Pennridge Christian Fellowship, Blooming Glen, PA.

    Again, thank you for your friendship and faith that encouraged us.

    I pray God’s richest and choicest blessings to you all.

    John Reeser

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