January 3, 1957 - February 25, 2017
Duane Oliver Rittenhouse, Woodstock, Ohio passed away at the age of 60 on February 25, 2017 from a massive heart attack in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. He was born January 3, 1957 to Homer and Minnie (Fairchild) Rittenhouse in Crestline, Ohio. He was a 1975 graduate of Triad High School. He married Annette (Herron) Rittenhouse on January 27, 1979.
Duane was a loving and devoted husband, father, brother, son and friend. He loved spending time with his family, golfing, fishing, traveling, playing cards and the Ohio State Buckeyes. He spent many years being a 4-H advisor in Champaign County and loved teaching the kids about raising animals. He was employed by Honda of America for 34 years. He was involved in starting the Honda plant in Greensburg, Indiana for 6 years and was currently an Assistant Manager on relocation assignment in Celaya, Mexico.
He is survived by his loving wife and three children Nicole Greene, Erin (Matt) Lanzoff and Austin (Ashley Edmonson) Rittenhouse; two granddaughters Alexis Lexi and Emma; Brothers Dale (Carol) Rittenhouse, Ellis (Connie) Rittenhouse and sisters Lois Ewing, Armilla (Dick) Burden, Lucille Colman and Sheila (Dennis) Herron; father and mother-in-law Gene and Barbara (Knotts) Herron; brother and sister-in-laws, Phyllis Rittenhouse, Brad (Karla) Herron, Glendell Singledecker, Brian (Kim) Herron and Brett (Susan) Herron as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and many special friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Rodney and brothers-in-law Jim Coleman and Dick Ewing.
A celebration of his life will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, 2017 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana, Ohio with Pastor Don Hix officiating. The family will receive friends from 12 3 p.m. prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the donors favorite charity.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.
I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Duane was a great childhood friend. Glad to hear he had had a good life. Good memories are the best. My thoughts are with you all. Peace and Prayers
Ma, sis, Erin and Austin, I wish I were writing on different terms, I’m so sorry for the passing of dad. I know it’s been years since I’ve seen you but sis (Cole) has been informing me of how you have been. I ask often. It seems like last month he was giving her and I a hard time and telling us to behave or we were gonna sleep with our pigs. That’s something I’ll never forget, it was scary at first, it caught me totally of guard but after him laughing at me I felt relived! I know God’s plan for us doesn’t always make sense and everyone goes their own ways in life. I want you to know even though the physical presents weren’t always there, you guys have ALWAYS been and ALWAYS will be in my heart! Love you all and know I’m here if you need anything!! Love always!!
I am so very sorry for your loss, please know that you and your family are in our prayers.
Rev. Lisa A (Jordan) & Danny Atchison
Annette & Family:
I was heartbroken to hear of your loss. Having just lost my mom recently, it really hits home.
The one thing I can promise you is that one day, I can’t tell you when, but one day, when you look back on your husband’s and father’s life, you will not be filled with sorrow for his loss, but with happiness and joy for his life and the time he spent with you.
Please know you are in my thoughts & prayers.
Love & Blessings.
Loree (O’Brien) Scott