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Dale M. Ritchie, age 66, of Elk Mound, died Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at his home.

Dale was born on July 14, 1948, in Orleans, IA, the son of Clarence Ritchie and Caroline (Foslid) Strawn. Dale never married, nevertheless, he loved children and spent many hours with his nieces and nephews. Dale’s hobbies included collecting antique cars and tractors, and model railroading. Dale worked as a truck driver after serving in the U.S. Navy.

Dale is survived by his brothers, Cliff (Joyce) Foslid of Colfax, Charles (Sue) Ritchie of Elk Mound, Paul Ritchie of Colfax, and Duane (Em Li) Ritchie of Puyallup, WA; sister, Juanita (Marvin) Wright of Niceville, FL; nieces, Tammy (Kyle) Dresel and Kristina Wright; nephews, Todd Ritchie, Eric (Jill) Ritchie and Markus Wright. He is further survived by his great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence Ritchie; mother, Caroline Strawn; and nephew, Robert Foslid.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 24, 2015, at Sampson Funeral Home, 1017 Railroad Avenue, Colfax, Wisconsin. Spring burial, with military honors, will be at Lower Running Valley Cemetery.

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