Monday, October 19, 2015
RITA M. KAWA
NAME OF DECEASED: RITA M. KAWA
ADDRESS: 135 S. Gibson St. Medford
PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 4:40 A.M. Monday, October 19, 2015 at Aspirus Nursing and Rehab under the care of Hope Hospice
TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Friday, October 23, 2015 at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford
OFFICIATING: Deacon Joseph Stefancin
INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery in Medford
VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M. Friday, October 23, 2015 at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford
DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 20, 1930 in Milwaukee
EDUCATION: Rita attended Milwaukee Area Schools
MARRIAGE: On November 9, 1946 in Milwaukee, Rita married the love of her life, Walter Henry Kawa and he preceded her in death on October 27, 1990
PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After their marriage, they moved to the Medford Area in 1957 where she worked as a nurse’s assistant at the Medford Memorial Hospital until her retirement. Rita enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, crocheting, watching black and white movies and she was an avid Packer fan.
MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Paralyzed Veterans of America and ASPCA.
SURVIVING CHILDREN: Michael (Judy) Kawa of Gilbert, Arizona, Vicky (Jim) Olson of Altoona, Judy Johnson of Medford, Jim (Shelly) Kawa of Withee, Nancy (Steve) Gosse of Withee, Wendy (Angela) Scharrschmidt of Rib Lake and Gail (Scott) Oleson of Curtiss
# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 16 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 18
SURVIVING SISTER: Pat Kresha of Brighton, Colorado
Brother-in-law: Richard Kirkpatrick
BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Audrey (Kenneth) Thompson and Maryann Kirkpatrick
DECEASED FATHER: Andrew J. Hoffman
DECEASED MOTHER: Gladys O. Halverson
OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Rita’s name to Hope Hospice Palliative Care in Medford.
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