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Mildred M Rittiger

Mildred Marie Rittger, 102, of Salina, Kan., passed away Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016.
Mildred was born in Rural Saline County, Kan. on Jan. 31, 1914, daughter of the late Elizabeth Diehl and Adolph Lebert. In April of 1936, Mildred was united in marriage to Vernon L. Rittger. 
Mildred was primarily a homemaker, but was also a hairdresser and postal employee in North Liberty. An accomplished organist and pianist, she loved to play and we loved to listen.
Survivors include: daughter Rita Kauffman (Robert) Columbus, Ohio, and son Melvin Rittger (Lorraine) Salina, Kan.; four grandchildren: Dr. Kevin (Deanna) Rittger, Houston, Texas; Kris (Bill) Perks, West Branch; Kerrie Powers, Denver, Colo.; and Klete Rittger, Houston, Texas; six great-grandchildren (Brandon and Brittany Rittger, Austin and Taylor Perks, Miranda and Jacob Powers).
Mildred was preceded in death by her parents; husband Vernon Rittger; son Gary Rittger; sisters Viola Wagner, Lavina Gay; and brother Alvin Lebert.
Funeral services were held in Salina, Kan., on Thursday, Feb.18. Burial followed at Prairie Mound Cemetery in Ellsworth, Kan. 
“Fill not your heart with pain and sorrow but remember me in every tomorrow. Remember the joy, the laughter, the smiles, I’ve only gone to rest a little while. Although my leaving causes pain and grief, my going has eased my hurt and given me relief. So dry your eyes and remember me, not as I am now, but as I used to be. Because I will remember you all and look on with a smile. Understand in your hearts, I’ve only gone to rest a little while.”