Rita M. Williamson

Rita M. Williamson of Waukesha passed away peacefully on Monday, September 28, 2015, at the age of 94 years. Rita was born in Amherst, Mass., the daughter of Joseph and Margaret Novitski.

She married Lyle Williamson on October 15, 1948. Rita earned her Bachelor of Science degree from UW-Stevens Point and was an elementary teacher in the Waukesha area for 27 years. Most of all, Rita loved spending time with her family.

Rita will be sadly missed by her children, Ann (Jeffrey) Schulz of Milwaukee, Jon Williamson of Waukesha and Monica (John) Santroch of Waukesha, and grandchildren, Katie Foss, Maggie Foss and Andrea (Josh) Bintz. She is further survived by other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lyle; special friend, Don Stouffer; siblings, Catherine Bannach, Dr. Monica Novitski, Francis Novitski, Joseph Novitski, Marya Novitski, Eleanor Novitski and Margaret Novitski; and granddaughter Amy Williamson.

A visitation for Rita will be held on October 7, from 6:00 p.m. until the time of the 7:00 p.m. celebration of life service at the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. A private burial has taken place at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association-Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter, 620 S. 76th St., Suite 160, Milwaukee, WI 53214, or a charity of your choice are appreciated.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 262-5426609, or for directions, an online obituary, or to leave a condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com.