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Nadja Ritter

Nadja Anastasia Ritter

September 1st, 1925 - May 1st, 2023

Nadja's Obituary

Nadja Anastasia Ritter, 97, passed away, Monday, May 1, 2023 in New Carlisle, IN. A Celebration of Life Service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Sommerfeld Chapel, 15 N. Barton St., New Buffalo, MI. Memorial donations in Nadja’s name may be made to the Arbor Day Foundation www.shop.arborday.org (staciritter@comcast.net). Those wishing to sign Nadja’s Memory Book online may do so at www.sommerfeldchapel.com.

Nadja was born September 1, 1925 in Chicago to Constantine & Caroline Melgin and moved to New Buffalo as a child. As an adult, Nadja dedicated her life to her family and her career. She was broker, owner of Ritter Real Estate, the first woman president of the Southwest Michigan Realtors Association, past-president of the New Buffalo Library Board, long-time resident and board member of Riviera HOA, and a founding member of the New Buffalo Yacht Club. She was a very social person who, over the years, made friends too numerous to mention. In her free time, Nadja was an avid reader and enjoyed crossword puzzles.

Nadja is survived by daughter Staci (Brian Murdock) Ritter; daughter-in-law Marcie Ritter; four grandchildren-Blaine Pettke, Lexi (Kris Frye) Pettke, Tallie Ritter, Luna (Colton) Sandretti; two great-grandchildren-Liv & Sonny Frye; and numerous nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by her former husband Charles Ritter in 1997, her son Chuck Ritter in 2005, and by siblings-Anne (Stanley) Howe, John (Harriet) Melgin, and Michael (Helen) Melgin.

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