Cover photo for Harold L. "Corky" Ritter's Obituary
Harold L. "Corky" Ritter Profile Photo
1930 Harold 2021

Harold L. "Corky" Ritter

November 5, 1930 — November 26, 2021

Harold L. “Corky” Ritter, 91, of Watseka passed away on Friday, November 26, 2021 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. He was born on November 5, 1930 in Watseka, the son of Harold A. and Ester (Haines) Ritter. He married Barbara E. Elson in Kentland, IN on November 18, 1950 and she preceded him in passing on November 7, 2015. He was also preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Kenny Ritter.

He is survived by one daughter, Judy Cartelli of Watseka; three grandchildren, Tammy (Dustin) Honn of Herscher, Justin Boatman (Liz Davenport) of Watseka and Michael Cartelli (Kim Causley) of Watseka; six grandchildren, Bailey Honn, Kylie Honn, Amelia Cartelli, Jaxon Causley, Jase Neiman, and Mollie Neiman; and two brothers, Lowell Ritter of Arkansas and Tommy (Jan) Ritter of California.

Mr. Ritter was a member of operating engineers Local 150 for over forty years where he operated heavy machinery. He drove stock cars for many years, was a Golden Gloves boxer, and enjoyed trapping, fishing, and hunting. Harold loved to scuba dive, pan for gold, and play cards, especially poker.

Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 pm on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Pastor Gary Minard will officiate. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or Donor’s Choice.

Please share a memory of Harold at
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Harold L. "Corky" Ritter, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, December 1, 2021

5:00 - 7:00pm (Eastern time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 6

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree