william bill ritchie
William Bill Ritchie
William Bill Ritchie is a talented artist. His artwork spans printmaking, watercolour, film, and digital media.
He was born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan. His parents Clyde and Julia worked hard to raise their 11 children.
Born on March 27, 1935 in Kalamazoo
William Bill Ritchie was born on March 27, 1935 in Kalamazoo, Michigan to Clyde and Julia Ritchie. He was the ninth of eleven children.
He is survived by his sister Betty. He also had many nieces and nephews.
In his spare time, Bill liked to watch sports and play Bingo. He also enjoyed drawing and painting.
His paintings were displayed in the community room at Evergreen North where he lived. He was a big fan of the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Lions.
He loved his family and friends. He was a wonderful person and a great grandfather. He will be missed by all who knew him. He will be buried at Tecumseh National Cemetery in Tecumseh, Michigan. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Married Vivian Dykstra on August 18, 1961
He married Vivian Dykstra on August 18, 1961. They were the parents of two children, Leslie and Lisabeth, who both grew up and married.
Bill was a devoted husband and father to his three kids and a proud member of their family. He enjoyed taking his boys camping and traveling, and often supported their sporting activities as well.
In his spare time, he enjoyed spending time with his friends and family. He also took an active interest in art and photography, and had a large collection of model aircraft.
He was a passionate bird lover and a member of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. He also travelled extensively and visited parts of Europe, Alaska and the United States. He also enjoyed the company of his four grandchildren and a great-grandson.
Father of Robert James Ritchie Jr. (Kid Rock)
Robert James Ritchie, better known as Kid Rock, was born on January 17, 1971 in Romeo, Michigan. He was raised in a home on his father’s six-acre orchard, where he would help his family pick apples and care for their horses.
While he was growing up, he developed an interest in music and began to break dance. He taught himself how to rap and DJ and performed in talent shows.
In the 1980s, he formed a hip hop group and met rapper D-Nice. Their band, The Beast Crew, became popular in the area.
Despite his success, he was often criticized for his appearance and his lifestyle. He was also a frequent visitor to a local Catholic church.
Despite all the negative things that happened to him, Robert James developed into a well-rounded and even-keeled person. He refuses to ride his father’s coattails to fame, though music is the one thing they have in common. He is currently pursuing his own career but has a full-time job to fall back on if that doesn’t work out.
Grandfather of six
In his role as the grandfather of six children, he enjoyed showering love and attention on them. He often spent hours playing games, singing with them and reading to them.
Bill’s children have also inherited his work ethic and drive. In addition to his role as a father, he was a successful car dealer for many years.
He worked for Crest Lincoln Mercury in Sterling Heights until 1999. He also operated a business pouring concrete.
The family is thankful for all of the time he spent with them. He will be missed greatly.
One of his final wishes was to have his ashes spread at Grandfather Mountain. Andrew Ritchie and his family traveled to the mountain on July 21.
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