Harold Leon Ryterski, 75, of Johnstown passed away February 9, 2019 at his home. He was born in Marysville, CA September 14, 1943, the oldest of two sons to Leon Joseph and Eleanor Theresa (Zelasko) Ryterski.
He attended Chapel Hill, Dry Arm and St. Michael grade schools, Township High School in southern Illinois and after moving to Belmont, Illinois, graduated from Downers Grove Community High School. Harold attended classes at Lincoln College.
Upon his graduation from high school, he worked in the mail room at Standard Oil in Chicago, IL and then acquired a drafting position at Chicago Burlington and Quincy Railroad offices in Chicago. Harold worked at Northern Illinois Gas Company in Naperville, IL until he retired in 1999, moved to Loveland, CO and later settled in Johnstown, CO.
On September 7, 1963 he married Laurene “Laurie” Heuman. The couple met while working at CB&Q Railroad. In 2018, they celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary.
Harold enjoyed traveling, fishing, golfing and family gatherings as well as O-scale model railroad set ups and motorcycling with Christian Motorcyclist Association and became an Area Representative to 12 chapters in northern Illinois. Harold participated in street evangelism at various motorcycle events across the country. He was an evangelist with Anchor Bay Evangelistic Association.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Thankful to have shared his life are his wife, Laurie of Johnstown, three sons; Steve (Renee) of Wellington, CO, David (Kelly Brandon) and Kevin all of Loveland, grandchildren; Cordero Burge, Amber, Tyler and Kasey Ryterski, brother; Dennis (Denise) of Spring Bay, IL.
A private family service will be scheduled. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Harold Leon Ryterski may be sent to “Children’s Hospital of Colorado Foundation/Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders” in care of Adamson, 2000 47th Ave., Greeley, CO 80634 or online at childrenscoloradofoundation.org/donate. Friends may leave condolences at AdamsonCares.com.