Joseph Howard Rytting 1942 - 2008 Lawrence
Funeral services for Joseph Howard Rytting, 66, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Lawrence. Burial will be Aug. 14 in Lindquist Cemetery in Layton, Utah.Mr. Rytting died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.He was born June 12, 1942, in Rexburg, Idaho, the son of George and Maxine Bitter Rytting. He received a doctorate in physical chemistry from Brigham Young University in 1969. Mr. Rytting was a professor in the department of pharmaceutical chemistry at Kansas University for 39 years. He was a fellow of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists and Sigma Xi, and editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Pharmaceutics.He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served as a bishop, counselor in stake presidencies, temple ordinance worker and seminary teacher. He served as a missionary in Finland from 1961 to 1964. Mr. Rytting married Barbara Kay Smith on April 9, 1965, in Salt Lake City, Utah. She survives, of the home.Survivors include eight daughters, Barbara Moon and husband Todd, Providence, Utah, Kiersten Armknecht and husband Richard, Lindon, Utah, Rebecca Barnum and husband Karl, Parker, Colo., Melinda Bash and husband Jeremy, Lawrence, Heather Hogge and husband Doug, Hooper, Utah, Cheryl Lee and husband Rick, Aurora, Colo., Megan Rytting, Madison, Ala., and Janae Rytting, of the home; four sons, Michael and wife Laura, Lindon, Utah, Erik and wife Tiffani, Copenhagen, Denmark, Nathan, Emporia, and Matthew, of the home; 39 grandchildren; a brother, Marvin and wife Susan; three sisters, Linda Baer, Carolee Schofield and husband Jeff, and Suzanne Montelongo and husband Tony; two sisters-in-law, Ann Rytting and Barbara Pratt; and a brother-in-law, Jerot Joncas.He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, George and Marlow; a sister, Sandra; and a brother-in-law, Robert Baer.The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, and from 1:30 p.m. Saturday until the service hour at the church.The family suggests memorials to the Humanitarian Aid Fund of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, American Cancer Society or Heart of America Hospice, sent in care of the mortuary.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.warrenmcelwain.com">www.warrenmcelwain.com</a>, subject: Rytting.