Steve Ritter passed away on July 14, 2013 in Vancouver, WA, of a heart attack. He was born on Aug. 15, 1959 in Vancouver to Wayne E. and Rose Marie (Ulmer) Ritter.
Steve attended schools in Vancouver and Battle Ground. After his military service in the Navy, Steve worked the construction trade as a journeyman roofer and became a roofing contractor.
Steve was gifted with an artistic and creative mind. He applied his special talent while designing and building custom homes. He was also a nationwide commercial truck driver.
Steve's interests were genealogy, hunting and fishing with his dad in his younger years, riding motorcycles and building unique motorcycles with his friend, Harlan Bishop.
"We'll never forget the lives that we've led, No matter whether they were good or bad: The wonderful time that we had in our lives, Riding down the highways with friend's on our bikes." ~ John Manser ~
Steve is survived by his loving soul mate, Cindy Brown; his son, Brandon Corn of Marysville, WA; daughter, Amanda (Dustin) Plunkett-Crawford of Coeur d' Alene, ID; grandchildren, Jade and Audry Plunkett; father, Wayne; brother, David (Victoria); sister, Elizabeth of Portland, OR; cousins, Mark, Mitchell and Michael Ritter; and lifelong friends, Kip and Julie Templeton. He was preceded in death by his mother, Rose Marie Franks; sister, Angela Franks; step-mother, Pat Ritter; and uncle, Joe Ritter.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Chronis Restaurant, 819 Main St., Vancouver, WA on Sat., Aug. 10, 2103 from 2:30-5:00 p.m.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service at Lewisville Cemetery, to be announced.