Monday, July 18, 2016


NAME OF DECEASED: Rita Joan Fuchs      AGE:  64

ADDRESS:  W1217 Wood Lake Ave., Rib Lake, Town of Rib Lake Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH:  5:10 AM Sunday, July 17, at her residence in the Town of Rib Lake under the loving care of her family and Hope Hospice

 TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Thursday July 21 at Good Shepard Catholic Church, Rib Lake

 OFFICIATING:  Father Otto Bucher

 INTERMENT:    Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake

 VISITATION:  Good Shepard Catholic Church, Rib Lake from 4:00 – 7:00 PM Wednesday, July 20 where there will be a 7:00 PM Catholic Rosary service held and also from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Thursday, July 21

 DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: April 14, 1952 in Medford, WI

 EDUCATION: Graduate of Holy Rosary Catholic School in Medford and a 1970 graduate of Medford High School

 MARRIAGE: June 16, 1972 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to Peter Bernard Fuchs and he survives.

 PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE:  She worked as a stay at home mom for many years. She also worked at Gem Products, Rib Lake, Micros Inc., Rib Lake, Custom Sewing Inc., Rib Lake, and Great Northern Cabinetry, Rib Lake until ill health forced her retirement. She enjoyed gardening, decorating, shopping, watching the Green Bay Packers, garage sales, traveling and spending time with her family.    

 MEMBER OF:  Good Shepard Catholic Church, Rib Lake

 SURVIVING SPOUSE: Peter “Pete” B. Fuchs of Rib Lake

 SURVIVING CHILDREN: Brian (Connie) Fuchs of Dorchester, Stephanie Fuchs of Medford, Trisha (Jesse) Kittl of Abbotsford, Kristy (Todd) Schesel of Spencer, Jeff (Brooke Moberg) Fuchs of Medford, Carrie (Chad Leichtman) Fuchs of Colby

 LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: Taylor Reinhardt, Gavin, Ethan, Camryn, & Evan Fuchs, Cortney & Hunter Kittl, Emily & Kellie Schesel, Jamisyn Leichtman, and one great-grandchild on the way         

 SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Bernie (Ron) Oberley of Chelsea, John (Mary) Grant of Weston, Donnie (Barb) Grant of Medford, Mike (Ilene) Grant of Medford, Betty (Jerry) Stuessy of Medford, Bob (Linda) Grant of Franklin, WI

 SURVIVING SISTER-IN-LAW: Deb Grant of Medford

 DECEASED BROTHER: Ed Grant in 2007

 DECEASED FATHER: Jerome Valentine Grant      

 DECEASED MOTHER: Irene Marie Kleiber

PALLBEARERS:  Ryan & Peter Fuchs, Justin & Jim Grant, Todd Stuessy, Taylor Reinhardt, Neil Kauer

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to the family for a future designation.

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