Rita M. Raychel, 79
Rita M. Raychel passed away peacefully on Thursday Jan. 17, 2013. She
was 79 years of age. Rita was born March 16, 1933 in Barton, the
daughter of Lloyd and Ethel Kickbush. Rita graduated from West Bend High
School. Rita was a majorette, modeled and served as queen in Job's
She married Edward J. Raychel in 1955. After her marriage Rita travelled
around the world with Ed during his career in the United States Air
Force. Their assignment to Landstuhl, Germany, provided them the
opportunity to travel throughout Europe. She called Colorado Springs,
Moses Lake, and Anchorage home before retiring to Bellevue, Wash.
Rita enjoyed many retirement trips with Ed. Visiting family and friends
all over the United States was a great enjoyment to her. She enjoyed the
outdoors and loved gardening and reading immensely. Her family was a
significant source of pride and enjoyment to her, and they will all miss
her deeply. Rita was preceded in death by her brother, Roland Kickbush.
She has one surviving sister, Phyllis Craig. Other survivors include her
husband, Ed; son, Mark R. Raychel; daughters, Sharon A. Kegley and Gayle
L. Raychel; five grandchildren, Rachel Maclean, Shadrick Raychel, Scott
Kegley, Shantel Raychel and Kyle Raychel; and three great-grandchildren,
Khloee, Rozlynn and Valkyrie. A memorial service will be held at St.
Madeleine Sophie Catholic Church. A graveside service will follow at
Tahoma National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family has asked contributions to be made to the
Hopelink in Bellevue, Wash. Friends are invited to view photos, get
directions and share memories in the family’s online guestbook at
Flintoft’s Funeral Home and Crematory, (425) 392-6444.