Rita Houlette

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Rita Rose Houlette

1930 - 2014

Rita Rose Houlette, 83, formerly of Kenosha, late of Racine, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at her residence.

She was born on June 22, 1930, to the late Clarence and Frances (Cossette) White Sr. in Kenosha. She was educated in the schools of Kenosha.

On July 14, 1951, she married Charles Allen Houlette in Waukegan. He preceded her in death on Sept. 7, 1990.

Rita enjoyed watching ME TV, embroidery, jigsaw and crossword puzzles. Most of all she loved singing and spending time with her grandchildren.

Rita is survived by her loving children Christine (Ronald) Miller of Kenosha, Barbara (Danny) Short of Racine, Carl (Leeann) Houlette of Stoughton and Sue (Michael Thompson) Houlette of Racine, her eight grandchildren, her two great grandchildren, her sister Theresa Pagliaroni of Kenosha and her brother-in-law and best friend Earl Tiny Smith of Racine. Many nieces and nephews also survive her.

She is preceded in death by her sons, Michael Houlette Sr. and John Houlette; her daughter, Brenda Lee Houlette; her sister, Katherine Kitty Smith and her brother, Clarence White Jr.

Funeral Services for Rita will be held on Tuesday, May 13 at 11 a.m. at the Bruch Funeral Home. Interment will follow at All Saints Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday evening from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and again on Tuesday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Bruch Funeral Home

3503 Roosevelt Road

Kenosha, WI 53142


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Published online at KenoshaNews.com on May 11, 2014