Caroline Josephine Ritch, a resident of Hawthorne passed away on Thursday February 14, 2013. Born in Grygla, Minnesota, Caroline was 93 when she died. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Caroline had a long career in providing quality assurance for the aerospace industry. Caroline is survived by daughters, Thone Ritch, Sharon Stowe, Sheila Hofsaess (John), Roberta Ritch; and son Herald Ritch (Linda).The Service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawthorne on Wednesday February 20, 2012 at 10:00 am. Burial will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park.