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Wendall D. Ritchie

 Wendall D. Ritchie, 89 of Clinton, IL, passed away 12:40 PM May 21, 2022 at The Loft of Decatur, IL.


Private services will be held Thursday May 26, 2022 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Pastor Zach Thompson officiating. Burial will follow at East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington, IL with military honors.


Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association.


Wendall was born February 28, 1933 in McLean County, IL the son of Alden Valentine and Lucille (Plank) Ritchie. He married Evalena Pool August 9, 1957 in Chenoa, IL.  Wendall later married Marjory Sue Glenn in 1982. She passed away July 24, 1999.


Survivors include his children, Pam Landstrom, Clinton, IL; Brian (Joanne) Ritchie, Heyworth, IL; Stacy (Pat) Sheridan, Normal, IL; and Dan (Melissa) Ritchie, Cary, IL, 8 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Gail Ritchie; sister, Norma Baker; and great-grandson, Joshua Brandt.


Wendall was a veteran serving his country in the U.S. Navy from 1952-1956 as well as a member of the Clinton VFW.  He worked as a tool and die maker at Revere Copper & Brass and later at Olin Mills in Bloomington, IL.  He enjoyed shuffleboard, bicycling, walking, camping, and was a diehard Chicago Cubs fan.