Bruce Rittmer

Bruce A. Rittmer, 59, of Queen Creek, Arizona, formerly of DeWitt, passed away unexpectedly at home on Sept. 27th, 2020. 

Bruce was born Nov. 19, 1960, the son of Roger and Patricia (Smith) Rittmer of DeWitt. 

Bruce graduated from Central DeWitt Community High School in 1979. He earned his degree from Hamilton Technical College and worked in the IT Industry for over 30 years. He held the position of Principal Systems Administrator at Edgenuity Corporation in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Bruce enjoyed life to the fullest. Mostly, he loved and adored his wife, Katie, and his three sons, Derek, Lance, and Mitch. His family was his pride and joy, and he loved spending time with them. Bruce also enjoyed spending time with his friends at Encanterra where he lived. He was truly loved by so many.

Bruce is survived by his wife of 37 years, Kathleen (Katie) Rittmer, and three sons: Derek (Taylor), of Los Angeles, Lance, of Phoenix and Mitch (Chante’), of Brooklyn; father, Roger (Jan), of Davenport; and siblings Susan (Steve) Hasenmiller, Blaine (Jill) Rittmer, Sara (Pete) Grimm, and Brian (Stephanie) Rittmer. He is also survived by in-laws Norman (Marabeth) Freund, Russ (Paula) Freund, Bill (Jean) Freund, Greg (Cheryl) Freund, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Rittmer.

Guests are invited to attend the Celebration of Life ceremony on Friday, Oct. 2nd, 2020, from 3 to 5 p.m. at La Cocina Encanterra Country Club. Private family services will be held prior to the Celebration of Life Ceremony. There will also be a Celebration of Life event held in Iowa on Nov. 7 for Bruce’s family and friends. Details will be available at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bruce’s name to your favorite charity.