WAUKESHA

Rita J. Spencer
Aug. 29, 1932 — April 11, 2016

Rita J. Spencer of Waukesha, formerly of New Jersey, was born to eternal life on Monday, April 11, 2016, at her home at age 83. She was born in Old Town, Maine, on August 29, 1932, the daughter of Garfield and Olive (nee Dumond) Leonard.

On May 30, 1952, she married her beloved husband, Richard Spencer, and together they lived in New Jersey for many years until moving to Waukesha to be closer to their daughter. A woman of strong faith and a devout Catholic, Rita was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church.

She will be deeply missed by her husband of 63 years, Richard, and their children, Jean (Thomas) Higbee, Kenneth (Judy) Spencer, Douglas (Diane) Spencer, James (Barbara) Spencer and Robert (Karen) Spencer. She was the cherished grandmother of Stacey Van Pelt, Jody Wallace, Gabriel Higbee, Matthew Spencer, Jamie Reeves, Douglas Spencer, Thomas Spencer, Kimberly Spencer, David Spencer, Jennifer Spencer, Keith Spencer and Jackie Spencer and great-grandmother of Ashley, Tony, Lauren, Shannon, Logan, Quinn, Claire, Lucas, Noah, MacKenzie, Aubry, Cheryl, Shannon Marie, Miller, Mason and Marshall. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held on Friday, April 15, at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 2400 W. Highway 59, Waukesha, WI 53189, from 9:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. The funeral Mass will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Father Curt Frederick presiding. Private interment will take place on Saturday at St. Joseph Cemetery in Waukesha.

Memorials in Rita’s name are appreciated to St. John Neumann Catholic Church.

Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 262-547-4035 or visit our website at www.randledable.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.