Rita Zehren (1916 - 2012)

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Rita O. Zehren

Rita O. Zehren, 96, of Kewaskum, passed away on Sunday, December 23, 2012, at Kettle Moraine Gardens in Kewaskum, where she has been a resident for 20 years, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on November 17, 1916, in Campbellsport, the daughter of the late John and Eleanor (Gremminger) Miller, and on November 24, 1942, she was united in marriage to Eugene Zehren at St. Kilian Catholic Church in St. Kilian. Eugene passed away on July 30, 1989.

Rita was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Kewaskum for 66 years.

Those Rita leaves behind to cherish her memory include three children, Judy (James) Jaeger of Campbellsport, David (Carole) Zehren of the town of Auburn and Mary (Dennis "Whitie") Larsen of West Bend; three grandchildren, Jesse Jaeger, Jeanne Jaeger and Joel (Elise) Larsen; two great-grandsons, Miller and Cabot Larsen; a brother, Francis Miller of Baraboo; a sister; Florence Simon of Campbellsport; a brother-in-law, Al (Marge) Zehren of Kewaskum, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, Rita was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Julie Jaeger; two brothers, Benno (MaryAnn) Miller and George Miller; two sisters, Agnes (Bob) Schenk and Julia (Norbert) Broecker; three brothers-in-law, Linus Simon, Leo (Madeline) Zehren and Florentine (Dorothy) Zehren.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Rita will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, December 28, 2012, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Kewaskum. Father Edwin Kornath will officiate and burial will be on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. in the parish cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call at the church on Friday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of Mass.

Memorials to KEYS (Kewaskum Youth Scholarship), Holy Trinity Catholic Church or Grace Hospice are appreciated.

The Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum has been entrusted with Rita's arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at www.millermartinfh.com.

The Zehren family extends their heartfelt appreciation to the staff of Kettle Moraine Gardens and Grace Hospice for the compassionate care provided to Rita.

Published in Fond du Lac Reporter on Dec. 25, 2012
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