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Rita Catherine Delperdang


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Rita Catherine Delperdang Obituary
Rita Catherine Delperdang August 8, 1923 - November 7, 2018 San Diego Rita Catherine Delperdang, 95, passed away peacefully on November 7, 2018. Rita was born in Dyersville, Iowa on August 8, 1923 as the 8th child of Frederich and Catherine Forkenbrock. She was a resident of Bay Park, San Diego for over 63 years and loved her home at the top of a hill on a cul-de-sac.Rita spent her first career as a homemaker and was blessed to stay home and care for her six children. After caring for the children until the youngest was in elementary school, she worked at a local retail store and candy store before starting her career at the County Office of Education working in the Audio Visual Dept. After a couple of years, she transferred to worked as a school secretary in the Court School System. This became a dream job for Rita. She loved the children and admired her co-workers, often bringing her grandchildren to work to spend the day with her on the campus. Rita retired from the Court Schools in December of 2000. Relationships with her family and friends were very important to Rita. She enjoyed talking to her 50+ nieces and nephews, baking with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and reading novels. Rita was married to the love of her life, Marvin Delperdang for over 73 wonderful years.She was preceded in death by Marvin by just a little over 10 months. She wanted nothing more than to be reunited with him. In addition to her husband, Rita was also preceded in death by her son, George Delperdang (April 1995), her grandson, Marc Gergen (August 2011). She was the last of her 11 siblings to pass. Rita is survived by Mary Gergen (Marve), Darrel Delperdang (Betty), Tim Delperdang (Elaine), Joan DeKoven (Stan) and Jane Shank (Gary), 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren. A funeral mass will be held on December 13, 2018 at 11:00 am at The Immaculata Catholic Church on the USD Campus, 5998 Alcala Park Way.In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to The Juvenile Court and Community Schools (JCCS) Scholarship Foundation (Dollars for Scholars). Please mail your donation with a reference in Memory of Rita Delperdang to Dollars for Scholars, Attn: Stephanie Johnston, 6401 Linda Vista Rd., Room 216, San Diego, CA 92111.
Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Dec. 6, 2018
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