Michael Thomas Ritthaler was born in Anaconda, Montana, on March 5, 1977, to Mike and Sally Ritthaler. “Mickey” moved to Waldport, Oregon, in 1988, and graduated from Waldport High School in 1995. He was a member of IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) and worked for Hire Electric in The Dalles. Most recently Mickey was employed by Coburn Electric in Hood River, Oregon, before returning to Bend, a place where he truly loved being.
He loved fishing, golf, concerts, and hanging out with his friends. Mickey was everybody’s best friend and a favorite uncle, cousin, and nephew. His smile, sense of humor, and kindness will be missed by his family and multitude of friends. He leaves behind his parents, Michael and Sally Ritthaler; sister Sally “Sam” Galle; brother Mark (wife Jen) Guindon, and their children Shelly, Cydney, and Austin; niece Geri (husband Kyle) Staley, and their children Maverick, Annabelle and Layne; Jamie (husband Cody) Hanson, and their children Mylee and Liam; Kayla (husband Waren) Kinoff, and their children Sebastian and Hadley; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Juvenile Diabetes Association at www.jdrf.org or 1-800-533-2873.