RITCH D. MAITLEN, 57, of New Haven, died on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at home. Born in Fort Wayne, he very much enjoyed living in the home he built and feeding the ducks and geese by the pond. He loved his photography. He was a lifetime truck driver and most recently with Genova Corp. He is survived by his sisters, Donna Maitlen of Carmel and Joyce Maitlen of Cocoa, Fla.; and three nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Maitlen; mother, Lillian Maitlen; and sisters, Lonnie Miller and Janice Balsamo. Funeral service is noon Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 St. Rd. 930 E., New Haven, with calling from 10 a.m. to noon Pastor David DeSelm officiating. Burial in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, New Haven. Preferred memorials to Audubon Society, c/o E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, PO Box 175, New Haven, IN 46774. To share online condolences, please visit www.harperfuneralhome.com

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