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Obituary: Robert A. Ritz

April 14, 1970 – April 25, 2023

Robert A. “Bobby” Ritz, age 53, suddenly, late of Calumet City, IL, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2023. Loving fiancé of Pamela Jovanovich. Devoted father of Cheyenne (Timothy) Hesik, Brittany Ritz, Brianna Ritz, Katelyn Ritz; step-father of Eli (Carley), Stephanie (Izzy), Tiffanie, Thomas (Becky). Dearest son of Carol (late David) Kitchens. Dear brother of Rich (Stephanie) Degenais, Steven Ritz, Chris (JoElen) Degenais, Ronnie (Cathy) Ritz, John (late Tanda) Kitchens, and the late Jennifer Kitchens. Proud grandfather of Isabella, Abigail, Timothy Jr., Lillian, Eleanor, Liviana, Eric Jr., Ethan, Steven Jr., Macie, Adam, Hailey, and Leah. Son of Carolyn Smith and Rich Degenais. Kind uncle of many nieces and nephews, including Kyle Kitchens. Bobby will be deeply missed by all who knew him, but never forgotten.

Visitation Wednesday, May 3, 2023, from 3 – 8 p.m. with a prayer service to be held at 7 p.m. at Smits Funeral Home, 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane, Dyer, IN. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations c/o the Cheyenne Hesik Family, appreciated.

For further information, please contact 219-322-7300.

Smits Funeral Homes
Smits Funeral Homes
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