Rita J. Davies

May 18, 1939 April 3, 2014

Rita J. Davies (nee Hardaker), age 74, was born May 18 1939, and joined Christ in heaven on April 3, 2014.

She is survived by her loving family: Dan, her husband of 53 years; her children, Henry (Barb Osbon) Davies, Jason (Mary) Davies and Meghan (Bart) Sheldon; her grandchildren, Kendell and Brett Sheldon; her siblings, Jean (David) Bayley, Nancy Brosnan, Carol Hardaker, Dennis (Ellen) Hardaker and Eileen (Jay) Ryan; and multiple generations of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her brother-in-law Dan Brosnan.

Rita was raised in East Troy, where she lived most of her life. She and Dan were founding members of the Mukwonago United Church of Christ. She retired from her career in research and development at Red Star Yeast in Milwaukee at age 62. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, camping, bicycling, canoeing and kayaking, crosscountry skiing, and watching her grandchildren grow.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 12, at 3:00 PM at the Mukwonago United Church of Christ, S93-W30740 Highway NN, Mukwonago. A visitation will be held from 1:00 PM until the time of service at the church.

Memorials to Mukwonago United Church of Christ or Heifer International (heifer.org) are appreciated.

Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral and Cremation Services in Mukwonago is serving the family. For more information, call 363-7126 or visit online at www.schmidtandbartelt.com.