Officer Matthew J. Rittner
Date of Death: February 6, 2019
Krause Funeral Home
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Visitation
Oak Creek Assembly of God Church
7311 South 13th Street
Oak Creek, WI 53154
Wednesday 2/13, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Service
Oak Creek Assembly of God Church
7311 South 13th Street
Oak Creek, WI 53154
Wednesday 2/13, 1:00 pm
Memorial

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the “Family of Matthew Rittner” account will be accepted at any TCF bank branch. Donations may also be made to the official Matthew Rittner GoFundMe Page .

February 6, 2019. Age 35. Matthew loved spending time with his son and dog, who both loved him unconditionally. He loved going to Brewers games with his wife and friends. He also loved to travel, and sports of all kinds. Visitation will be open to the public at Oak Creek Assembly of God Church, 7311…

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Kenneth vanderstone left a message on March 4, 2020:
Starlight starbright how I miss my star tonight
Lucius-Len Nathaniel Elmore III left a message on March 19, 2019:
I just saw "End of Watch" on Justice Network; I am So Very Sorry. My Deepest Sympathy to Family, Especially Son n Dog. Len Elmore, Bishopville, SC
Carol Kraft left a message on March 1, 2019:
My Memory of Matt, I Babysat him when he was just 4 years old, but would never would forget that face . He had that same laugh . I wish his family the best. .
Sheri left a message on February 17, 2019:
Thank you Police Officer Matthew Rittner for serving our country and the Milwaukee Police Dept. Sounds like you were a superb human being. I am deeply bothered and saddened by what happened. My deepest sympathy to the Rittner family at this very sad and difficult time.
Lisa Schultz left a message on February 15, 2019:
I’m so broken-hearted for Officer Rittner’s family. God Bless this good mans soul.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Danny R left a message on February 14, 2019:
Two words, Amazing Man. Thank you for your service to our country and our community. I pray for you and your family.
Tom & Barbara Van Beek West Bend, Wisconsin left a message on February 14, 2019:
Although we never met Matt, we feel we have to thank him for his service to our country, and with the Milwaukee Police Dept. Our DEEPEST SYMPATHY to Caroline and family and all those whose life was touched by Matthew. May the Lord comfort you at this most difficult time. Tom & Barbara Van Beek West Bend, WI.
Curt and Karrie Hulterstrum left a message on February 14, 2019:
Like so many other complete strangers, we had to extend our condolences to your family for your, and so many other's, tragic loss. Mathew was a very special and honorable person. Mathew, thanks so much for your outstanding service to us and our country. Curt and Karrie Hulterstrum (Richfield, WI)
Barb Thomas left a message on February 13, 2019:
Out Hearts go out to Caroline, Kent and All of Matthew 's Family. He will never leave you or Kent. His arms will always be around you, saying "I 'm right here walking with you in every step you take, I will never leave you" . Every time things get tough Do I you, Caroline, just look up in the Sky and find the Brightest Star twinkling down on you and that will be Matt saying, "Hi Honey, I'm here for you and you will do the right thing. The Love You had for Matt will never leave you. After 45yrs, I still have the same Love for my husband that I had from the Day I first met him. Our thoughts and Prayers to you, Kent and All your fsmily. Peace be with you.
Tenille (Dziewa) Minnix and Family left a message on February 13, 2019:
Thank-you Matt for your dedication to our Country & your services with the MPD in making this world a better place! You died a hero and will always be remembered. My thoughts and prayers are with Caroline, Kent and family during this difficult time.
Tracy left a message on February 13, 2019:
I am so sorry for the loss of Matthew to his family and friends. His service to the community was appreciated and was an honor to have him serve.
rudolph j loehndorf left a message on February 13, 2019:
mathew rittner was the nicest person i have ever meet ,he was like a brother to me i will miss him a lot mathew rest in peace now.
Kathy Vana left a message on February 13, 2019:
You will be missed
Susan Elster left a message on February 13, 2019:
I am at a loss for words. My heartfelt condolences to Caroline and family. Matthew will never be forgotten, he is now a guardian angel. God bless you and thank you for your service, always.
Tammy left a message on February 13, 2019:
We have a another angel happy birthday
Tammy Borchert left a message on February 13, 2019:
We have a another angel happy birthday
Carol Allison left a message on February 13, 2019:
RIP Mathew . OrYers to you and your family. I do not know you but I feel I do. Thank you for everything you have done in this world and now your job is done in earth .
joan Gancarcik left a message on February 13, 2019:
prayers for matthews wife. family. child marine friends may they be beside you and help you in the difficult days months and years ahead RIP you job is done
David Cousins left a message on February 13, 2019:
My thoughts and prayers are will of you. I was very sad to hear about Matt's death.
Cherrie Christel left a message on February 13, 2019:
My prayers to you Caroline . I’m so sorry for your loss. May God be w you and your family now and forever.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Sandra White left a message on February 13, 2019:
Thank you for your service.
Sandra Adams left a message on February 13, 2019:
HBD Job Well Done Thank You for your Service Amen
Dustin Liptak left a message on February 13, 2019:
Thanks for everything you did for this country and Milwaukee county Rest in Paradise
Christine Meyer left a message on February 13, 2019:
Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace.
Justin & Brenda Lee Holmes left a message on February 13, 2019:
We never had the pleasure to meet Officer Rittner. We just want to convey our condolences to his family & friends and to everyone else who mourns him. We mormurn with you. He was the epitome of a patriot who served his country and community. We very much appreciate his service to all. May all of the best memories of him comfort you during this very difficult time.
Menasha Police Department left a message on February 13, 2019:
Your legacy will always be remembered. Rest easy brother, we will take it from here.
Anthony E Lemke left a message on February 12, 2019:
As a retired MPD Officer/Supervisor, I cannot fathom the grief that you must be feeling. While working, I have only had to deal with a few MPD duty-deaths and from a personal perspective, they were horrible. And they take a toll on the brotherhood as a whole. May God's blessing be with you and you family not only today, but for your entire life.
Kathy Zastrow left a message on February 12, 2019:
To Officer Matt's family- I could search forever and never find the words that will even come close to explaining my gratitude for Officer Matt. I wish I could hug all of the pain and sorrow away. Please know and always remember, there are so many people in this community and country that are eternally grateful for his courage and bravery. May you always be surrounded and comforted with the beautiful stories and memories. From the bottom of my heart, Thank you for sharing this young man with all of us.
Dennis and Jill Haupt left a message on February 12, 2019:
We are deeply saddened by the loss that you and your family have encountered. Our condolences. Thank you for your service and dedication Matthew. May you rest in eternal peace.
Barbara Viel left a message on February 12, 2019:
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family during this difficult time.
Judy Daniel left a message on February 12, 2019:
We cannot leave a message for Matthew, but God will tell him how much we appreciated his service to us all! We leave a message for Matthew's family, we cannot know the heartache you are feeling, but you gave us all the hardest gift of all, your son, husband, daddy! We thank you! We have you all lifted up to God for comfort!
marisa de angelis left a message on February 12, 2019:
Sorry for your loss .
Marisa left a message on February 12, 2019:
Sorry for your loss .
Genelle Missurelli left a message on February 12, 2019:
To Officer Matthew Rittner, Thank you for your service and for protecting the citizens of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I hope you rest in eternal peace! I will pray for your family, especially for your wife, son, and your dog. The little time, you spent on earth being there for others, you touched so many lives, and you will never be forgotten.
Jonathan Schubert left a message on February 11, 2019:
Thank you for your service May you Rest In Peace
Kim Kowalczyk left a message on February 11, 2019:
To the Rittner family, I send my deepest condolences to all of you. Caroline, I send you and your son my prayers and love during this difficult time . Matthew, thank you for your services to the community and country. RIP and God Bless
Tom left a message on February 11, 2019:
Your an awesome person Matt Im glad i got to know you in my younger years. Your a wonderful human being. Rest in peace.
Bridget Mehringer left a message on February 11, 2019:
You have our deepest sympathies. I am a mother of a son and I can only imagine the pain your family is going through at this time. Your son was very brave to have served in the military and been overseas three times and come back to serve the city of Milwaukee as a police officer. What a brave child you raised. I know you will miss him tremendously. He will now be your angel in heaven watching you and protecting you from up above. May God wrap his loving arms around all that are suffering this terrible loss of someone so young and brave. It has been said that only the good die young. In the case of your loving son, these words are so true. Take Care.
Rebecca Jones left a message on February 11, 2019:
I am a mother of a Deputy Sheriff. You are living my worst nightmare. My prayers are with your family both blue and blood. I pray for God to wrap his arms around you and bring you some comfort and peace during this time. May you remember all the good times you had with him as well as all of the wonderful things he did. Rest easy Hero your brothers and sisters will take it from here.
Leslie Burzynski left a message on February 11, 2019:
Thank you for your service!. RIP
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Jane Stremlow left a message on February 11, 2019:
May you find kindness to warm you, sympathy to comfort you, and cherished memories to bring peace to your heart.
Linda left a message on February 11, 2019:
My thoughts, heart and prayers go out to Officer Matthew Rittner's friends, blue and blood families.
Don & Karen Kenner, Grafton, WI left a message on February 11, 2019:
Officer Matthew Rittner, God was ready to give you wings, but we weren't ready for you to have them. Your life was taken way too soon. Our thoughts and prayers are with your lovely wife and young son and your entire family. My husband was a first responder for years and we have a dear friend that is a member of the MPD. We always keep all first responders, no matter what they are part of.....in our thoughts & prayers. Rest in peace, dear Matt.
Cynthia J Miller left a message on February 11, 2019:
God give your family the strength to deal with this terrible loss!
Mary left a message on February 11, 2019:
I want to take the time to thank you for your services and may you Rest In Peace and my condolences to your wife son and family
Shelly Paasch left a message on February 11, 2019:
Thank you for your service. Semper Fi.
Melissa E left a message on February 11, 2019:
Thank you Matthew for the sacrifices you made every single day, and thank you for being the perfect example of the kind of human being we should all strive to be. You’re truly an inspiration. Your loss hurts deep; but the lord shall receive you, and you shall join all your brothers and sisters before you until we all meet again. My thoughts and prayers are with your wife, son and family every second.
Melissa E left a message on February 11, 2019:
Thank you Matthew for the sacrifices you made every single day, and thank you for being the perfect example of the kind of human being we should all strive to be. You’re truly an inspiration. Your loss hurts deep; but the lord shall receive you, and you shall join all your brothers and sisters before you until we all meet again. My thoughts and prayers are with your wife, son and family every second. ❤️
Peter H. Schiller left a message on February 10, 2019:
from a US ARMY VET [Viet Nam] 1962 -1964 and a retired Milwaukee County Deputy Sheriff [1974 - 1995] to express how deeply saddened we are. Be strong, and let your family MPD take you under their wings.
Pamela Rumsey, Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin left a message on February 10, 2019:
I was told when my son joined the Marines, that you are all forever brothers and sisters, always will be family. As a Marine Mom, I want to thank you for your service to our country and your actions in keeping us safe. I am proud to know that your were my son and daughter-in-law's brother. Semper Fi
Marc Lee Winnig left a message on February 10, 2019:
So sorry for your loss.
Cartier Clark left a message on February 10, 2019:
Rest in Peace, Officer Rittner. Stop the Violence.
Tina Perkofski and Captain Greg Hagenbucher Wausau Police-Retired left a message on February 10, 2019:
Praying for you at this difficult time.
Tina Perkofski and Captain Greg Hagenbucher Wausau Police-Retired left a message on February 10, 2019:
Our thoughts and prayers are with Officer Rittner's family at this very difficult.
lori raczynski left a message on February 10, 2019:
to matthew 's family my heart goes out to you and especially to his wife and son all my Prayer's and may God Bless you my heart breaks for you also God Bless Lori
Pat Lisowski left a message on February 10, 2019:
Rest In Peace Officer Rittner. All citizens love and respect your dedicated service in protecting our community. You will truly be missed by family, friends, and all of the lives you have touched. Patrick Lisowski and Family
Ken Pakulski ,Big BenD ,Wi. left a message on February 10, 2019:
God Bless the " Men in Blue " . Matthew is with the all they guys and in the hands of all the others officers of the past. Also with the number #1 CHIEF (GOD). Will always be a member of the BLUE family. Ken Pakulski (son of 25 yr officer, Anthony #2)
Carol L Rollins left a message on February 10, 2019:
I am a retired police officer. We feel his loss deeply as I'm sure his family and friends do. Please accept my condolences. May he rest in peace.
JIM GABRIEL left a message on February 10, 2019:
Sorry for your lost. He was a great police officer. He will be deeply miss by the Milwaukee Police Department. RIP
Linda P. left a message on February 10, 2019:
Thoughts and prayers are with the family of their loss
Ann Stokman left a message on February 10, 2019:
Sorry to hear of the loss
rudolph j loehndorf left a message on February 10, 2019:
you were a beautiful young man ,my prayers go out to your wife and little boy thank you mathew for your service to the community your service was well appreciated rest in peace now mathew ,are prayers are with you and your family sweetheart rest in peace the loehndorf family.
Michael Ehlert left a message on February 9, 2019:
THANK YOU!!!!
Serina Peter's of waukesha wi. left a message on February 9, 2019:
Officer Matthew Rittner thank you so very much for your service. So saddened for your loss my thoughts and prayers go out to the family the Milwaukee police department and the community you served .
Bernie and Steve Dunne left a message on February 9, 2019:
Thank you so much for your services Officer Rittner. You were taken so very early from a family and from friends that so love you. You will be greatly missed, We are terribly sadden by your loss and send our love and prayers to your families.
Bernie and Steve Dunne left a message on February 9, 2019:
Thank you so much for your services Officer Rittner. You were taken so very early from a family and friends that so love you. You will be greatly missed
Krause Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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