Rita Binversie

Binversie, Rita R.

Rita R. Binversie, age 89, of 20605 Newton Road, Kiel, died on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice in Sheboygan Falls.

Rita was born on May 12, 1923 in Antigo, WI, daughter of the late John and Rose (Herrmann) Leitermann. On September 18, 1944 she married Alfred W. Binversie at St. John's Church in Antigo. He preceded her in death on November 20, 1994. Rita traveled to Hawaii with her husband for many winters. They also traveled throughout the United States, Europe and Mexico. Rita loved gardening, sewing, quilting and cooking. She also loved feeding and watching the birds in her yard. Rita faithfully prayed for all of her family. She was a member of the Christian Women as well as the Senior Citizen Center.

Survivors include six daughters and three sons-in-law: Frances Pitz, Rockville, Sr. Natalie Binversie, Manitowoc, Julie Binversie, Kiel, Rose and Kieth Biese, Kiel, Mary and Martin Seichter, Valders, Irene and Keith Novak, Manitowoc; five sons and daughters-in-law: Michael and Sue Binversie, Kiel, Paul and Lori Binversie, Kiel, Tony and Darlene Binversie, Newton, Kenneth and Lisa Binversie, Sheboygan Falls, John and Suzanne Binversie, Brooklyn, WI.; 31 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; seven sisters-in-law: Martha Leitermann, Kimberly, Helen Leitermann, Antigo, Mary Leitermann, Kimberly, Agnes Wiltzius, Sheboygan, Cecelia (John) Smolic, Pennsylvania, Joan Nilges, Kansas City, KS, Betty (Ken) Biese, New Holstein; three brothers-in-law: Leander Binversie, Wheeling, IL, Dominic Binversie, Sheboygan, Walter Scharrer, Sheboygan. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive.

She was also preceded in death by one infant grandson: Adam Biese; one infant great grandson: Jacob Pitz; one great granddaughter: Gracie Rae Binversi; one son-in-law: Michael Pitz; one grandson-in-law: Wim van derGraaf II; six brothers: Harvey (Loretta) Leitermann, Father Luke Leitermann, Herbert Leitermann, John Leitermann, Norbert (Jean) Leitermann, Norman Leitermann; three sisters: Sr. Conradine Leitermann, Sr. Mary Luke Leitermann, Marie(Jack) Bahr; four sisters-in-law: Myra (Edward) Hanneman, Monica (Pius) Reinbold, Pat Scharrer and Pat Binversie; five brothers-in-law: , Father Bernard Binversie, Frank Wiltzuis, Elmer Nilges, Art (Gertie) Binversie and Ted (Casilda) Binversie.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at St. Gregory Catholic Church, St. Nazianz. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Gregory Coulthard with entombment to take place at Calvary Mausoleum at a later date.

The family will greet relatives and friends on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at St. Gregory Catholic Church in St. Nazianz from 8:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Rita's name to St. Gregory School (St. Nazianz), Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice (Sheboygan Falls) or the .

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.pfefferfuneralhome.com

The Christianson & Deja Funeral Home, Valders, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

Published in Sheboygan Press on May 10, 2013