Theda Brooks Ritari

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI – Theda Brooks Ritari, age 69, of Marquette Township, walked on Sunday, April 18, 2021, at Bayside Village in L’Anse.

Born August 20, 1951, in Marquette, a daughter of Edward D. and Delores (Gauthier) LeMaire, Theda was raised in Marquette. During her working career, Theda was employed in factory work, later worked for the Ojibwa Casino as a slot shift manager, and retired from WalMart.

Theda enjoyed traveling, having visited Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon, loved watching Forensic Files on TV, and taking virtual walking tours once she became ill.

She was a member of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community.

Survivors include her children, Lena Brooks and Edward (Jessica) Brooks of Marquette; her grandchildren, Damian Schjoth, Knox Brooks, and Kadein Brooks; her sisters, Carmen (Mike) Stoffregan and JoAnn Anderson both of Fond du Lac, WI, and Shirl (John) Keating of Marquette; brothers, George LeMaire of Marquette and Daryl LeMaire of Wisconsin; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her loving husband, Robert Ritari.

Honoring her request, no services will be scheduled.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Trillium Hospice House, 1144 Northland Drive, Marquette, MI 49855.

Fassbender Swanson Hansen Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family, where condolences may be expressed online at fassbenderswansonhansen.com