Dennis E. Ritchey, age 79, of McHenry, died on February 18, 2019 at Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital. He was born on October 7, 1939 in Chicago to Leonard and Estelle (Eger) Ritchey. Dennis was united in marriage to Nancy G. Bittin on November 14, 1964 at St. Christopher Church in Midlothian, IL.
Formerly of Midlothian, Dennis has been a resident of McHenry for the last seven years. He was a proud member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150. Dennis enjoyed his coffee and he loved the outdoors, nature, and animals.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy; his children, Gary (Deborah) Ritchey and Nadine Ritchey; five grandchildren, Rebecca and Nicole Mullen, Maximillian and Madeline Ritchey, and Kaleb Staunton; his great-grandchild, Dean; and two sisters, Carole Irwin and Nancy Hamil.
In addition to his parents, Dennis was preceded in death by his brother, Leonard Ritchey.
Visitation will be held 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Rd., McHenry, IL 60050.
For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for Dennis’ family.