Jacob "Jake" Julius Ritthaler, of
Huston, passed away Tuesday, August 15, 1995, at a Caldwell
care center. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m.
Friday, Aug. 18, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
Rev. Jim Hardenbrook, Church of The Brethren, Nampa, will
officiate under the direction of Flahiff Funeral Chapel,
Jake was born Feb. 27, 1910, at
Perry, Oklahoma, a son of Jacob and Hulda Schulze Ritthaler.
He was baptized into the Zion Lutheran Church. Jake
attended a rural school in Noble County, Okla.
He married Annabell M. Ekhoff in her parents' home on Nov. 26,
1933, at Morrison, Okla. He was a farmer in Oklahoma
until 1950 when he moved his family to Idaho, where he
continued to work in the Agriculture industry. He moved
to Huston, ID, in 1969, where he continued to live till his
After he retired, he liked to
travel, camp, and fish. He always raised a big vegetable
and flower garden. Jake especially enjoyed his
grandchildren, and also his cats and dog.
He is survived by his wife; four children, Lenna M. McCoy,
Phylis Ackerman, Leo and his wife Mary Ritthaler, all of
Caldwell, and Rodney and his wife Evie of Cortez, Colo.; a
sister, Kathryn Petermann, of Stillwater, Okla; fourteen
grandchildren; twenty-three grand-children; and numerous
nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in
death by his parents, three sisters and three brothers.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Shane McCoy, Rodney D.
Ritthaler, Thomas Ritthaler, Kelly Ackerman, Raymond Ritthaler
and David Ackerman. Honorary pallbearers will be Robin
Ackerman, Randall Knutson, Michael Ritthaler, Wesley Johnson
and Robert Doan.
Memorials may be made
to the American Lung Association, American Heart Association,
or the Arthritis Foundation.