Rita M. Anderson

Rita M. Anderson, 65, of Beaver Dam, died on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007 at St. Maryís Hospital in Madison.

Family and friends may gather on Sunday, Aug. 5, at St. Stephenís Ev. Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam, at 4 p.m. until the time of service.

The funeral service for Rita will be held at the church at 6 p.m. with Rev. Mark Wendland officiating.

Burial will be held on Monday at 9:30 a.m. in Leipsic Cemetery, town of Beaver Dam, Dodge County.

The former Rita Mae Beilke was born on June 23, 1942 in Hartford, to the late Raymond and Hilda (Hoepner) Beilke, and graduated in 1960 from Hartford Union High School.

On Jan. 30, 1971, she was united in marriage to Richard Ander-son at St. Peterís Ev. Lutheran Church in Oak Grove.

Rita was a bookkeeper at various businesses throughout her life and later was employed at Heim Cheese in Lowell for many years.

Rita volunteered her time helping PAVE and with the Dodge County Family Court, assisting victims and their families.

Some of Ritaís pleasures in life were collectibles, antiques, teddy bears and reading a good book. She was a member of St. Stephenís Ev. Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam.

Rita will be sadly missed by her friends and family.

Survivors include her husband of 36 years, Richard; two nephews, Kurt Beilke and Keith Beilke; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Raymond on April 26, 1985; her mother, Hilda on Dec.7, 2001; and her brother, Ronald on Nov. 30, 2005.

The family suggests memorials be made in Rita Andersonís name to St. Stephenís Ev. Lutheran Church, 300 West St., Beaver Dam, WI 53916, or to a charity of oneís choice.

The Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is serving the family.

Online condolences may be made on the web site at www. MurrayFH.com.