Rita E. Geske, 88
Mar. 17, 1926 -- Feb. 8, 2015
Rita E. Geske, 88, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, in Worcester, Pennsylvania.
She was born March 17, 1926, in LaCrosse, to the late Joseph Fronczek and Hedwig (nee Bettin) Fronczek. Rita married Robert A. Geske on June 24, 1950, at St. Robertís Church, Shorewood; Robert preceded her in death after 49 years of marriage.
Rita attended Marquette University where she graduated as the only woman business major in 1949. The family moved to Glenside, Pennsylvania in 1965 where Rita focused her attention on raising her five children for the next 12 years. She enjoyed the community Great Books Program and her volunteer work at her church.
In 1976, Rita and Robert returned to Wisconsin.
Rita had a lifelong interest in the arts, especially reading and photography. Rita took pleasure volunteering at St. Vincent DePaul. She was a member of Holy Angels Church in West Bend.
Survivors include five children: Carol Geske of Burlington, Vermont; Gregory (Roberta) of Blue Bell, Pennsylvania; Robert (Jean) of Birdsboro, Pennsylvania; Joan (late Leonard) Pachuta of Waverly, New York, and Michaelene (Mark) Hackler of West Bend; grandchildren: Emily Geske, Larisa Pachuta, Michael, Timothy and Adam Kutz; one sisterin- law, Lorraine (late Jack) Holloway of Hartland; one sister-in-law, Alyce Geske, Mequon; nieces, nephews and friends.
Preceding her in death, a sister Mary Packler, brotherin- law Roy Packler; sister-inlaw LaVerne Sadowski, brother-in-law Robert Sadowski and brother-in-law Richard Geske.
A Mass will be held Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, at noon at Holy Angels Church in West Bend; the Rev. Jerry Repenshek will be the presider. The burial will follow Mass. Visitation at the church will be Monday, Feb. 16, from 10 to noon.
In lieu of flowers memorials to St. Vincent DePaul, West Bend.
The Schmidt Funeral Home in West Bend is serving the family.
Online guestbook and condolences are available at www.schmidtfuneralhome.com.