Ronald Rittiner - Austin Funeral & Cremation Services

Ronald Rittiner

Born: November 4, 1932
Died: June 21, 2019
Current City: Franklin, Tennessee

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Honoring Ron Rittiner

Ronald Joseph Rittiner, 86 years old, was born November 4, 1932 in New Orleans, LA and passed away on June 21, 2019. He graduated from Jesuit High School and attended LSU. Ron served in the Korean War from 1950-1952 in the First Marine Division, 7th Regiment, 3rd Battalion, 1st Platoon as Squad leader, earning a Korean Service Medal and United Nations Ribbon.

Ron worked for the Chrysler Corporation, Aerospace Division from 1959-1962 on the Saturn 5-Booster Rocket. He served the Federal Law Enforcement Agency as a Postal Inspector from 1968-1987, and under contract with the Air Force, DEA and FBI from 1987 until his retirement in 2008. Ron lived in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, LA; Augusta, GA; Charleston, SC; Memphis, TN; Suffern, NY; Robbinsville, NJ; Raleigh, NC and Franklin, TN.

He was preceded in death by his parents August Ralph Rittiner and Evelyn Blanchard Rittiner, and his sister Yvonne Rittiner Davison. Ron is survived by his wife of 62 years, Elizabeth Ann Alderman Rittiner; daughter, Laurie Ann Hardin and her husband, Howard Daniel Hardin; their children Kathryn Elizabeth Hardin and Jonathan Daniel Hardin; son, Ronald Blair Rittiner and his wife, Elizabeth Robin Rittiner; son, Mark Brian Rittiner and his wife, Deborah Denise Rittiner and their children Nolan Davis Rittiner, Liam Joseph Rittiner and Emma Denise Rittiner.

Rev. Joe McMahon will conduct a service at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, 7931 McCrory Lane, Nashville, TN 37221. His sons will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or charity of your choice. He will be greatly missed by his family who loved him dearly!

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