Rita M. Fechter

Rita M. Fechter, 70, of West Bend died on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007 at the Samaritan Health Center.

She was born on Dec. 15, 1936 on the family homestead in the town of Trenton to the late Paul and Martha (nee Kultgen) Fechter.

For about 15 years, Rita was employed as an assembler at Doerr Electric in Cedarburg.

She lived in Newburg until becoming a resident at the Samaritan Health Center in April, 2003.

Survivors include three brothers, Paul Jr. (Eva) of Cedarburg, John (Karen) of West Bend and Donald (Shirley) of Campbells-port; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Clement.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 31, at 6 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Newburg, with Father Guy Gurath presiding.

Burial will be Thursday at 10 a.m. in Holy Trinity Cemetery.

Visitation will be at the church only on Wednesday from 4 until 5:45 p.m.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family.


Rita’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff on the fourth floor at the Samaritan Health Center for their care, kindness and compassion shown to her for the past three years. Also, thanks to Jack Esselman for his help and friendship through out the years.