Rita T. Beder, 92

Rita T. Beder (nee Spaeth), 92, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015. She married Oscar Beder on April 29, 1944, at Holy Angels Catholic Church in West Bend. They owned and operated a dairy farm in the town of Polk until retirement. She enjoyed gardening, fishing and eating at Ponderosa. She and Oscar spent many winters in Texas and she loved getting together with all of her family.

She is survived by her loving children, Anthony (Louise), Mary, Michael (Janet), Gerard, Kathleen Wiedmeyer, Anne (William) Wenninger, Robert (Theresa), Dennis (Linda), Mark, Joseph (Julie) and Janice (Douglas) Yee; 21 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; sisters, Mildred Theisen, Ethel Weninger, Irene (Fred) Schellinger; brothers, Joseph W. (Betty), Charles I. (Barbara), Edward (Patricia), Lawrence (Alice), Michael and Daniel (Mary); sister-in-law, Donna Spaeth; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Rita is preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Margaret (nee Melder) Spaeth; husband, Oscar; daughter, Darlene; son, Richard; brother, David Spaeth; son-in-law, Stuart Wiedmeyer; daughter-in-law, Alice Beder; and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, at St. Peter Catholic Church (200 E. Washington St., Slinger) with the Rev. Richard Stoffel presiding. The Visitation will be held at the church from 4-7:45 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23. Interment will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, at (old) St. Peter Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice in memory of Rita.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses and staff at Forest View at Cedar Lake for their loving care.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or online at www.phillipfuneralhome.com.