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Rita M. Kroese

February 11, 1934 — August 1, 2018

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
RITA M. KROESE

BORN
February 11, 1934
LeMars, Iowa
PASSED AWAY
August 1, 2018
Sibley, Iowa

FUNERAL SERVICE
11:00 A.M. Saturday, August 4, 2018
St. Paul Lutheran Church; Sheldon, Iowa
Rev. Craig Nissen ~ Officiating

Visitation with the family present
will be from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service
on Saturday, August 4, 2018
at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sheldon, Iowa.

CONGREGATIONAL HYMNS
“Abide With Me”
“Beyond The Sunset”
“Because He Lives”
Organist: Carleen Kehrberg

FINAL RESTING PLACE
East Lawn Cemetery
Sheldon, Iowa

After the graveside service relatives and friends
are invited to join the family in the
fellowship hall of the church.

Arrangements are under the care of the:
Vander Ploeg Funeral Home; Sheldon, Iowa
RITA M. KROESE
Rita Mae Kroese, the daughter of Eldon and Myrtle (Juhl) Bleasdell, was born February 11, 1934 in LeMars, Iowa and later moved with her parents to Boyden, Iowa where she attended school and graduating from the Boyden High School in 1952. On June 1, 1952, she was united in marriage to Arnold “Arnie” John Kroese at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sheldon. The couple made their home. Rita worked for Dr. Ron Zoutendam for nearly 40 years, retiring in 1995. After retiring she worked at Children’s World for 5 years. Rita passed away August 1, 2018 at the Sibley Specialty Care in Sibley, Iowa reaching the age of 84 years, 5 months and 20 days.
She was an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sheldon. She loved spending her winters in Texas, playing Pinochle. Rita was also a Good Cook.
She will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Arnold “Arnie” of 66 years; her son, Ronald (Tracie) of Omaha, Nebraska; a daughter-in-law, Martha Kroese of Cedar Falls, Iowa and a special cousin, Sandy and her husband, Al Nibbelink of Orange City, Iowa; and other relatives and friends.
Rita was proceeded in death by her parents, a son, Terry Kroese.
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Visitation

Saturday, August 4, 2018

10:00 - 10:50am (Central time)

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East Lawn Cemetery - Sheldon

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