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Rita M. Schmidt

September 1, 1941 February 12, 2022
Rita M. Schmidt
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Rita Marie (Butzler) Schmidt passed February 12, 2022 at Traditions of Frederic in Frederic, WI surrounded by family.

Rita was born in Dobie, WI September 1, 1941 to Sylvester and Mary (Kubesh) Butzler. She grew up in Cumberland, WI and went to Emmerson grade school where she swept floors after school for a job. After graduating from Cumberland High School in 1960, she attended Catholic Business College in Robbinsdale, MN. She then returned home and worked at Hazels Café in Cumberland. Rita and Louie then started their life together and were married at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in McKinley Township on January 13, 1962. From there they moved to Eau Claire, WI where they lived for 8 years and had their three children, Kim, David and Amy. Rita and Louie would travel back and forth every week with the kids and dog to their cabin in Indian Creek, WI. In 1970 they planted their roots in Indian Creek purchasing their first farm and later bought a second farm. Rita would help on the farm while also working at the Frederic Hospital as the head of housekeeping for many years. After that closed, she worked at Beaudry in Frederic until she moved to Northwest Passage as head of housekeeping where she retired in 2008. After retirement Rita spent much of her time babysitting her grandchildren and great grandchildren and spending time with her family. Rita loved her soap operas, as she rarely missed a day of watching them, shopping with the girls, and going to church every Sunday. She also enjoyed playing cards and board games with the grandkids, knitting, crocheting, romance novels, Hallmark channel and westerns, and took great pride in decorating for the holidays. In 2016 Rita moved into Traditions of Frederic, where she met many new friends and staff that will miss her deeply.

Rita is survived by her husband, Louie; daughters, Kimberly (Paul) Simonsen, Amy Jensen (Brian); sister, Gloria (Henry) Schmidt; brother, Gerald Butzler; grandchildren, Sadie (Jeremy) Erickson, Randy (Dena) Schmidt, Heidi (Josh) Swanson, Brandon Schmidt, Christi Jensen (Jason), Kyle (Allie) Simonsen and Michelle Jensen (Kyle).

She is preceded in death by her parents, Sylvester and Mary Butzler; siblings, Freida, Fredrick, Rosella, Ted (Lora), Raymond (Rosalie), MaryAnn (Art), Lloyd (Nancy), Arnie; son, David Schmidt; and extended family.

Honorary Pallbearers: Sadie Erickson, Randy Schmidt, Heidi Swanson, Brandon Schmidt, Christi Jensen, Kyle Simonsen and Michelle Jensen.

Memorial Services for Rita M. Schmidt will be held Thursday, March 10, 2022 at Clam Falls Lutheran Church, Clam Falls, WI - visitation at 10AM with the service at 11AM and lunch to follow.

You are invited to leave condolences, memories and photos at www.rowefh.com . Arrangements are entrusted to Rowe Funeral Home, 715-327-4475 and the Northwest Wisconsin Cremation Center in Milltown.

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Visitation

Thursday

10

Mar

10:00 AM 3/10/2022 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 3/10/2022 11:00:00 AM
Clam Falls Lutheran Church

3376 65th Street
Frederic, WI 54837

Clam Falls Lutheran Church
3376 65th Street Frederic 54837 WI
United States

Memorial Service

Thursday

10

Mar

11:00 AM 3/10/2022 11:00:00 AM
Clam Falls Lutheran Church

3376 65th Street
Frederic, WI 54837

Clam Falls Lutheran Church
3376 65th Street Frederic 54837 WI
United States
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