John  Ritter
John Harvey Ritter, 72, of Danville, passed away Friday, January 17, 2020, in Liberty House at the VA Illiana Health Care of Danville.
He was born January 27, 1947, in Danville, Ill., to Ernest H. and Elsie Mae (Cox) Ritter.
A life resident of Danville, John was a graduate of Danville High School and an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He had been employed at GM Central Foundry in the Core Room for 15 years.
John was a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans. John's love for money was evident in his continual buying and selling of antiques, coins, jewelry and automobiles. He loved going to casinos and pampering his dogs, Lacy, Jackson and Snowball.
The greatest love of his life was his Mother.
John left behind his good friends, Bob and Susie Watson, Holly True, Tom and Jean Heath and Justin Taylor; also, two children he considered to be his own grandchildren, Braxton and Noah Taylor. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Patricia.
John's family would like to thank his caregivers at Liberty House for their exceptional care.
Visitation will be 2-3 p.m. EST Saturday, January 25, in Shelby Funeral Home of Covington, Ind. The funeral will follow at 3 p.m. EST at the funeral home with Pastor Jay Sorrell officiating. Burial will be in Songer Cemetery with military graveside rites by American Legion Post 210 of Danville.
John's favorite quote was ... "That's all folks!"
Published on January 22, 2020


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Denise Lauer
Jan 22, 2020
John was a very special friend that I had the pleasure of meeting through the VA where I helped take care of his medicine in the pharmacy. He always had a kind word to say to everyone around him and especially his appreciation for the staff. This wonderful man will be truly missed.