Rita H. Schultz, 83

Rita H. Schultz (Schneider) of Sheboygan, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008, at Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center at the dear age of 83.

Born into the loving arms of the late Christian and Regina (Wiedemeyer) Schneider on Nov. 11, 1924, in West Bend.

Rita was raised in the rural West Bend area, living on her parentsí farm.

She met, and married the love of her life, Willard A. Schultz, on June 23, 1948, at Holy Angelís Catholic Church in West Bend; raising five children together.

Rita loved spending her time with many activities, including embroidering, sewing, playing cards and gardening. She also loved to listen to her polka music.

Rita is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Willard A. Schultz; her three adoring children, Kenneth (Suzanne) Schultz of West Allis, Thomas (Margie) Schultz of Cedar Grove and Christine (Dennis) Schulte of Tacoma, Wash. She will be missed greatly by 11 grandchildren and 12 greatgrandchildren. She is further survived by two sisters and one brother, nieces, nephews, other relatives and special friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sons, Lawrence and Russell.

A funeral service for Rita will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W. Paradise Drive West Bend, WI 53095).

Burial will take place at St. Hubertís Cemetery at 2 p.m. on Friday in Hubertus.

Family and friends may visit from 5 p.m. until the time of service at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family, 338-2050; www.phillipfuneralhome.com.