78 of Stevens Point left this world peacefully on Feb. 11, 2012 to join her eternal family in heaven. She died at home and was surrounded by her loving family. Rita was born July 7, 1933 in Rosholt. She moved to Milwaukee where she raised her family and worked for the Milwaukee County Dept. of Social Services. After her retirement in 1991 she moved back to Stevens Point. Rita was a special person who has lit up the lives of many people. She enjoyed traveling, especially to Las Vegas and enjoyed trying her luck at the Casino playing the slots and bingo. Rita also enjoyed sitting down with a good book or getting together with family to play card games. Rita was a loving care giver to her family including her late mother Mary (Karpinski) Wera. Rita was a loving mother and is survived by her three daughters and one son. Katherine Waite & Darlene (Andrew) Bartelt both of Stevens Point, Debbie (Brad) Wimer of West Bend and Anthony (Sue) Marx of Grafton. She was the loving Grandmother to ten grandchildren: Christopher Bartelt, Lisa (Gary) Zarda, Alisha (Beau) Scheid, Andrew (Becky) Bartelt, Jennell (Andrew) Brovelli, Justin (Jill) Waite, Kasey Waite & Amanda, Aimee & Angela Marx. Ten great grandchildren: Dylan, Austyn, Jonah, Legend, Autumn Raine, Savannah Lee, Emma Lee, Devyn, Cyrus and Evander. Two Bothers: John Wera of Stevens Point and Sylvester (Theresa) Wera of Cable. One Sister: Theresa (Harry) Penrose of Weston. Preceded in death by 2 brothers: Norbert Karpinski & Joe (Bev) Wera
The family would like to thank the caring staff of Aspirus Comfort Care & Hospice.
Funeral Mass 10:30 AM Thursday at St. Peter Catholic Church. Rev. Arul Joseph V. officiating. Burial in the Guardian Angel Cemetery. Visitation from 9:00 AM until the time of services Thursday morning in the St. Faustina room at St. Peter Church. Pisarski/Dzikoski funeral home assisted the family with arrangements. For on line condolences please visit www.pisarskifuneralhome.com
Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home
703 Second St. Stevens Point