Rita M. Kroeger, 68, of 2609 Cherry St., died at 11:05 p.m. Thursday (July 31, 2014) in Blessing Hospital. Rita was born Oct. 5, 1945, in Joliet, a daughter of William Cecil and Jennie Mae (Briddle) Walker. She married Leroy J. Kroeger in Quincy on Feb. 10, 1962, and he survives. Rita was of the Christian faith. She was a wonderful wife, mom, sister, grandma and great-grandma. Rita adored her grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and her two dogs, Bella and Abbey. She was a terrific singer who enjoyed karaoke, and a favorite pastime was fishing. In addition to her husband, survivors include her children, Duke (Julie) Kroeger, Tina Kroeger and Bobette Kroeger, all of Quincy, Scott Kroeger of Portsmouth Va., and Jennifer Kroeger of Quincy; a daughter-in-law, Kristi Kroeger of Quincy; 12 grandchildren, Paulla, Brett, Brittany, Michael, Cory, Brandi, Jessica, Zach, Lyndsey, Shia, Lauran and Trent; 15 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Robert James (Barbara) Walker Sr. of Quincy. Many in-laws, nieces and nephews also survive. Rita was preceded in death by her parents; a son, William Kroeger; and a brother, William Cecil Walker Jr. SERVICES: 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home. Interment will be in Greenmount Cemetery. VISITATION: 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, in the funeral home. MEMORIALS: Blessing Foundation for Hospice or Blessing Cancer Center. ARRANGEMENTS: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home. WEBSITE: www.dukerandhaugh.com. Condolences may be expressed online at www.whig.com.
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Aug. 3 to Aug. 5, 2014