Rita A Josephs

Female 1924 - 2019  (95 years)


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  • Name Rita A Josephs 
    Born 09 Jun 1924 
    Gender Female 
    Graduation 1942  Kimberly High School Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 09 Sep 2019  Kaukauna, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Holy Name Cemetery, Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I50557  Little Chute Genealogy
    Last Modified 9 Sep 2019 

    Father John Henry Josephs,   b. 08 Aug 1883, Wrightstown, Brown Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1965  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Mary Mae Behling,   b. 24 Jan 1889, Kaukauna, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Aug 1965  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 08 Jun 1909 
    Family ID F8501  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Carl A Lemmers,   b. 18 Nov 1923, Kimberly, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 2016  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 23 Jan 1946  Holy Name Church, Kimberly, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sandra Lee Lemmers
     2. Paul Lemmers
     3. Jeanne Lemmers
     4. Daniel Carl Lemmers
    Last Modified 21 Jul 2022 
    Family ID F18039  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • Rita A. Lemmers, 95, a longtime Kimberly resident, passed away on Monday, September 9, 2019, at St Paul Manor in Kaukauna.

      Mom was born on June 9, 1924, the seventh of nine children to the late John and Mary (Behling) Josephs. She was a 1942 graduate of Kimberly High School and married her high school sweetheart, Carl Lemmers, on January 19, 1946. Dad preceded her in death on August 23, 2016, after celebrating 70 years of marriage.

      Mom and dad started out their marriage in Appleton before buying their first home in Kimberly in 1952. They stayed in the Kimberly area before moving to St Paul’s Villa in 2015. In 1975 they purchased land in Breed and enjoyed many years and good times with family and friends at “the trailer”. Mom and dad also enjoyed traveling, especially with the Grafmeiers and Suberts, and were able to see much of the United States on their road trips. Mom was a great cook, kept an impeccable house, was a wonderful seamstress and loved to fish.

      She is survived by her four children: Sandy (Tom) Huiting of Appleton, Paul (Peggy) Lemmers of Little Chute, Jeanne Lemmers of Kimberly and Dan (Gail) Lemmers of Little Chute. Mom was very proud of her six grandchildren: Mindy (John) Hollander of Morgantown WV, Mike (Bridget) Huiting of Combined Locks, Tim (Carrie) Lemmers of Franklin, Tony (Melissa) Lemmers of Little Chute, Jennifer (fiancé Dan Trimboli) Lemmers of Franklin, and Brian (special friend Danielle von Neupert) Lemmers of Neenah. She leaves behind her eight beloved great grandchildren: Jillian and Evan Huiting, Rachel and Jacob Hollander, Ella and Joanna Lemmers, Ben and Holly Lemmers. Mom is further survived by her sister, Elaine Quella of Minnesota, and her brother, Ray Josephs of Green Bay, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

      Mom was preceded in death by dad (the love of her life) and her parents. She was also preceded by her siblings: Margaret (John) Gloudemans, Blanche (Harry) Wendlandt, Gene (June) Josephs, Evelyn (Les) Kachur, Celeste (Cliff) Lamers, and Don (Charlotte) Josephs; Dad’s siblings: Theodore (Dorothy) Lemmers, Patrick (Ann) Lemmers, Ambrose (Jane) Lemmers, Donna Mae (Gene) Erbrecht and Clarence (Vi) Lemmers; her in-laws: Rich Quella and Doris Josephs.

      The funeral liturgy for Rita will be held at 4:00 PM on Monday, September 16, 2019, at Holy Spirit Parish, located at 600 E. Kimberly Avenue in Kimberly, with Msgr. Jim Vanden Hogen officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Family and friends are invited to gather at the church on Monday from 1:00 PM until the time of the mass.

      Our family would like to extend our sincere appreciation for the love and care mom received at St Paul Elder Services (both the Villa and the Manor) and from Theda Care hospice. Your kindness, compassion and thoughtfulness will not be forgotten. Sr Delores, thank you for praying with us and helping us through a difficult journey.

      “Queen Bee” has left the building.