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Michael Jon Ritchie, age 51, died peacefully on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton with his family at his side.
Mike was born on March 11, 1967 in Appleton a son of Gary and Jean (Gerhardt) Ritchie. Mike was a 1985 graduate of Appleton East High School. Mike was an avid and exceptional athlete playing shortstop and centerfield. He also loved coaching youth baseball and was an avid Packer, Brewer and Badgers fan. Mike also loved campfires, had a dance move or two and a joke to share with everyone. But most of all spending time with his grandson Jaxon.
Mike is survived by his two children, Megan Ritchie, Cade Ritchie and Mikayla, grandson, Jaxon, his mother, Jean St. Peter, a brother, Brian (Laura) Ritchie, a niece and nephew, Sydney Nicholas and the mother of his children and friend, Keri Ritchie.
A memorial gathering will be held on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at Valley Funeral Home from 1-5 p.m.