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Memorable Manitobans: Anton “Tony” Rittaler (1917-2008)


Born on a farm near Melville, Saskatchewan on 2 June 1917, son of Anton Rittaler and Mary Rusch, he attended Melville School and the Regina Normal School where he met his future wife, Minnie MacLean who he would marry in 1942 and subsequently have six children. He taught school at various places in rural Saskatchewan and Manitoba, including service as the Principal of Bradwardine School (1951-1954), Harding School (1954-1958), Isabella School (1958-1963), Napinka School (1963-1967), and Rutherglen School (1968-1972). He completed his teaching career at Glen Ewen, Saskatchewan where he resided in retirement until 2007 when he moved to Carnduff. He died there on 25 January 2008 and was buried in the Glen Ewen Cemetery.


Home to Harding: 1879-1981 by Harding History Committee, 1981. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.H36 Hom]

“Coming events,” Birtle Eyewitness, 19 May 1997, page 13.

“St. Lazare,” Shoal Lake Crossroads, 2 February 2008, page 13.

Obituary, Shoal Lake Crossroads, 9 February 2008, page 27.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 January 2015

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