Debbie Sue Ritsema, 72, a lovely woman and wonderful loving partner, passed away unexpectedly Monday July 15, 2013. She was born Feb. 4, 1941, to Morey and Helen Larson in Toledo, Ohio. Forty years ago she met the love of her life and future husband, Rick, in Grand Rapids, Mich. Over the years they were inseperable. She was a "little ball of fire" that truly enjoyed life. Her primary passion was cultivating and caring for her extensive rose garden. Rick and Debbie were also passionate about boating, spending many wonderful summer hours sailing on Lake Michigan. They relocated to Cape Coral this past November after Rick retired from Meijer, Inc.
Although their time together in the Cape was brief, they became even closer and spent many wonderful hours working on projects in and around their new home and simply having fun and planning for future excursions.
She will be lovingly missed by her husband, Rick; son, Mike of Knoxville, Tenn.; daughter Shana of Pahoa, Hawaii; four grandchildren; and her many friends.
An only child, she was preceded in death by her parents, Morey and Helen (Johnson) Larson.
Private arrangements with Fuller Metz Cremation & Funeral Services where online condolences may be made by visiting www.fullermetz.com