Rita Marie Severson Miller, age 88, died Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at Our House Memory Care after a long, dignified and courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease.
was born September 1, 1925 in Stanley, WI to George and Eileen Klauck.
Rita went to St. Anne's Parochial School and graduated from Stanley High School in 1943.
In 1975 Rita
and Buddy Miller were married.
will always be remembered as a fabulous cook and gracious hostess.
Many holiday meals were enjoyed by family and friends at her
A special treat was when Rita
and her favorite sister-in-law, Sue, would sing while doing the dishes.
was very special to her
grandchildren who have many fond memories of spending time at Grandma and Grandpa's house; Santa delivering gifts, Easter egg hunts with the grand prize being the golden egg containing $1. and walking to Nelson's for ice cream cones.
Rita was a member of Immaculate Conception parish where she was very involved in church and school functions.
belonged to the Immaculata Society and the Junior Catholic Women's League
worked at the Boy Scout office and was a volunteer for many years at Sacred Heart Hospital
enjoyed playing bridge and other card games, reading, visiting with family and friends and traveling.
One of her
greatest joys was visiting Rome with her
daughter and granddaughter, Annie.
was loved by many and will be greatly missed.
Rita is survived by her children: Jeanne (Robert) Hall, Dave Severson, Marianne (Jeff) Djock, Julie (Mark) Anderson; step-children: Rhandi Tyler, Steve (Cindy) Miller, Katie (David) Foley, Beth (Samir) Hmaid; ten grandchildren, 13 step-grandchildren, and two great- grandchildren; sister, Ruth Trudel; brothers-in-law: Kenneth (LuAnn) Miller, Ralph (Joanne) Miller; sisters-in-law: Sue Bowers, Geraldine Miller, and Glory Ann Miller.
is at peace.