Rita Sandborn, 85

Rita Sandborn of Cedarburg passed away peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, at Columbia St. Mary’s Ozaukee Campus at the age of 85.

Rita was born in Escanaba, Mich., on June 5, 1924, to Harvey and Loretta (nee Lynaugh) Rasmussen, and married James Sandborn on Nov. 20, 1943, in Escanaba, Mich.

Rita is survived by her children, Mary (John) Atkinson of Delavan, Michael (Cheryl) Sandborn of Story, Wyo., Sharyn Sandborn of Seattle, Janice (David) Powell of Waterford and Karen (John Baldwin) Ghilani of Hartford; grandchildren, Sarah (Matt) Seiberlich of Elgin, Ill., Jessica (Chris) Blakeley of Indian Hills, Colo., Kelly (Ivan) Calderon of Madison, Michael Jr. (Jenny) Sandborn of Gillette, Wyo., Bill Atkinson of Delavan, Jed Sandborn of Sheridan, Wyo., Jeremy

(Jocelyn) Ghilani of Fort Hood, Texas, Erin and Kelsey Powell of Madison; one brother, Harvey (Dorothy) Rasmussen of Gladstone, Mich.; and one sister, Jane (Vic) Lancour of Omro.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harvey and Loretta (nee Lynaugh) Rasmussen; husband, James; one daughter, Susan Jane; and three sisters. She is further survived by nine great-grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at noon today, Oct. 13, at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church North, 1375 Covered Bridge Road, Cedarburg. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church today from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the Mass.

Memorials of your choice are appreciated.

Mueller Funeral Home in Cedarburg assisted the family with arrangements. For online condolences, please go to www.muellerfuneralhome.com.