Douglas “Doug” L. Ritterbush

Lincoln — Douglas “Doug” L. Ritterbush, 58, of Lincoln, passed away on Sunday, September 3, 2023, at Springfield Memorial Hospital.

A Memorial Service for Doug will be held on Monday, September 11, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hartsburg with Pastor Steven Goodwin officiating.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 10, 2023, from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hartsburg.

Burial will be in Hartsburg Union Cemetery, Hartsburg, Illinois.

Douglas Logan Ritterbush was born on April 20, 1965, in Lincoln, the son of Fred E. and Nancy Jane Wibben Ritterbush. He was united in marriage to Jodi Westen on April 29, 1995. She survives.

Also surviving are his daughter: Emma Ritterbush, one sister: Lisa (David) Conrady, and one brother: Darien (Leonard Racine) Ritterbush. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents, nephew: Ross Conrady and his father-in-law: Darwin Westen.

Doug graduated from Hartsburg-Emden High School in 1983, Lincoln Land Community College in 1985, and Illinois State University in 1987. He was employed as a Sales Associate for Lakeshore Beverage for many years and was known locally as “The Bud Man.”

Doug was of the Lutheran faith. He was larger than life, didn’t know a stranger, and loved to laugh. Doug was happiest when he was cooking, and gathering with family and friends. He was an avid Chicago Bears and Cubs fan.

Memorials may be made to a College Education Fund at Heartland Bank for his daughter or to the Ross Conrady 4-H Memorial Scholarship.

Peasley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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