Grace Catlin-Ritzer

Nov 17, 2021

A Celebration of Life Gathering for Grace Catlin-Ritzer, of Spirit Lake, will be held Saturday, November 20, from 12:00-3:00pm, at Grace Lutheran Church in Spirit Lake.

Grazyna “Grace” Elzbieta Catlin, the daughter of Elzbieta (Duhme) and Andrzej Osiwala, was born March 25, 1973, in Bytom, Poland. She lived in Poland and Italy before moving to the United States where she lived in Woodbury, Minnesota,before moving to Spirit Lake, Iowa, in 2000.

Grace loved traveling the world with her daughters, playing with her granddaughter, Sofia,and spending time with her family at home. She enjoyed walking at the farm with friends and the dogs and always enjoyed “girls night out” with her best friends.

Grace fought a hard battle of pancreatic cancer and passed away November 12, 2021, at Lakes Regional Healthcare in Spirit Lake, Iowa,at forty-eight years of age.

She is survived by two daughters, Kaitlin (Craig) of Milford, Iowa, and Alexis (Noah) of Bryan, Texas; granddaughter, Sofia; mother, Elizabeth (Fred) Duhme of Flagstaff, Arizona; significant other, Robert Ritzer of Arnolds Park, Iowa; grandmother, Janina Stowyk (Babcia Nusia) of St. Paul, Minnesota; several cousins and other family members.

Grace was preceded in death by her father, Andrzej Osiwala and her grandparents.

Turner Jenness Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.