Central Teacher, Miss Ritzmann, Dies at Age 65
Miss Elizabeth L. Ritzmann, 65, of 301 Palamino Lane, a well-known Madison high school teacher, died in a Chicago hospital Sunday (April 7, 1968) after a brief illness.
Miss Ritzmann was born in Chicago and lived in Madison since 1926. She was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and the University of Chicago. Since 1929, Miss Ritzmann taught at Central-University High School, where she headed the English department for 10 years.
She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Laura Ritzmann, 301 Palamino Lane, and a brother, Fred, Elmhurst, Ill.
The funeral will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the Frautschi Funeral Home, 3810 Speedway Rd., where friends may call after 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Note: The above is from the Tuesday, April 9, 1968 Obituary Section of the Wisconsin State Journal. At this time, obituaries were still news stories, written by newspaper staff, not families. The obituary was accompanied by a photo -- at that time the sign of an important or newsworthy person, not a commonplace occurrence.
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