Rita M. Wiesner, Strupp, 94


Rita M. Wiesner, Strupp (nee Wiedmeyer), 94 of West Bend, was happily reunited with Harvey Strupp after 53 years apart, they will now live together in eternal peace. Rita passed away on Oct. 14, 2013, at Cedar Community in West Bend with family and friends at her side. She was born and raised in Nenno. She had a quick wit and loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and granddogs. She also loved to quilt, play sheepshead and loved to find a bargain at rummage sales. She was a member of St. Francis Cabrini and a volunteer at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Rita is survived by her children, Joyce (Don) Winrich of Appleton, Charlotte (Wally) Nelson of Neosho, Joan (Joe) Dautermann of Hartford, Carol (Mic) LaCrosse of Neosho, Randy (Mary) Strupp of West Bend; grandchildren, Julie (Rich) Buss, Jennifer (Charlie) Esp, Ben (special friend Andrea Gehring), Seth (Danielle) Nelson, Lucas Nelson, Troy (Deb) Dautermann, Eric Dautermann, Brandon (Ginger) LaCrosse, Aubrey LaCrosse, Andrea (Chad) Eddy, Ross (Amanda) Strupp, Nichole Strupp; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mildred Weiland and Rosemary Bonlender; brother- in-law, Wilmer Herman; sisters-in-law, Delores Fisher, Eileen Strupp, and Clara Pike. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Rose (nee Hug) Wiedmeyer; husband, Harvey Strupp; special friend, Don Theisen; grandchildren, Jodi Jung, Ryan and Brooke Strupp; brothers, Leonard, Raymond, Frank, Harold Wiedmeyer; sisters, Hilda Brodzeller, Teresa Hembel, Alice Herman; brothers-in-law, Gilbert Brodzeller, John Hembel, Norbert Weiland, Marvin Bonlender, Werner, Mike, Cornelius, and Joe Strupp, Ed Thelen, Ray and Lawrence Gundrum; sisters-in-law, Nellie Thelen, Alice and Cordelia Gundrum; Bernice and Florence Wiedmeyer, and Loretta Strupp.

The visitation will be held on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, at the Phillip Funeral Home (1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend) from 3-7 p.m. with a prayer vigil at 7 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Parish (1025 S, Seventh Ave, West Bend) with the Rev. Enrique Hernandez presiding. Continued visitation will be held at the church on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9:30-10:15 a.m. Interment will take place at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Allenton.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Cedar Community for all their loving care.

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