Rita T VanStralen

Rita T VanStralen

Female 1927 - 2008  (80 years)

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  • Name Rita T VanStralen 
    Born 10 Jun 1927  Combined Locks, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Graduation 1946  Kimberly High School Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 30 Jan 2008  Kimberly, 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 
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    • February 1, 2008

      Ciha, Rita T.
      Rita T. Ciha, Kimberly, age 80, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, January 30, 2008, following a lengthy battle with melanoma. Rita was born June 10, 1927, in Combined Locks, the daughter of the late Albert and Marie (Van Elzen) Van Stralen. She graduated from Kimberly High School in 1946 and was joined in marriage to Herman J. Ciha on October 14, 1954. In 2007, they celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary. Rita was a member of Holy Spirit Parish in Kimberly. Prior to her marriage, she was employed with the Standard Manufacturing Company in Appleton. After her children were all enrolled in grade school, she sold furniture for the Treasure Island store in Appleton for several years. Following that, Rita enjoyed working as a cashier in several area grocery stores, retiring at the age of 79.

      For all who knew Rita, they will remember her as a proud and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, and as a kind and gentle soul who always put others before herself. Her family will especially remember how she loved to laugh, to travel with her husband, and how she displayed an uncanny knack for winning at slot machines.

      Survivors include her loving husband, Herman; a daughter, Karen C. (Steve) Robinson, Cary, North Carolina; three sons: James J. Ciha (D'Alva Messina), Grand Junction, Colorado; Steven M. Ciha (Jan), Verona; Thomas M. Ciha (Mary), Darboy; her three grandsons: Kevin, Michael and Douglas Ciha of Darboy; and her step-grandchildren; Kevin and Michelle Geen of Verona. She is also survived by four sisters and three brothers: Alice (Roman) Meier, Kimberly; Marilyn (Earl) Huth, Appleton; Joyce (James) Ebben, Appleton; Gloria (John) Williamson, Freedom; James Van Stralen (Marion), Spokane Valley, Washington ; Raymond Van Stralen (Betty), Pleasant Hill, California; Kenneth Van Stralen (Margie), Appleton; sisters-in-law: Virginia (Alden) Van Iten, Green Bay; Geraldine Withagen, Appleton; a brother-in-law, Vernon Jochman, Kaukauna; many nieces and nephews.

      She was preceded in death by a sister, Mary; her husband's parents, Joseph and Octavia Ciha; a sister-in-law, Gladys Jochman; a nephew, Richard Withagen, and a niece, Bonnie Withagen.

      Funeral services will be held at 12 Noon on Saturday, February 2, at Holy Spirit Parish, 620 E. Kimberly Avenue, Kimberly, with Father David Beaudry officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the hour of service at the church. Interment will take place in a private family ceremony in Holy Name Cemetery, Kimberly. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the American Cancer Society.

      The family would like to extend special thanks to Yvonne, Susan, Gina and Mindy, the wonderful caregivers from Affinity Hospice, for their loving care of Rita.

      Jansen Fargo Funeral Home

      204 East Kimberly Avenue

      Kimberly, Wisconsin 54136

      920-766-6201

      www.wichmannfargo.com
    Person ID I83679  Little Chute Historical Society
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2008 

    Father Ancestors Albert VanStralen,   b. 10 May 1895, Uden, Noord Brabant, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1984, Appleton, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Mother Ancestors Marie VandenElzen,   b. 03 May 1901, Little Chute, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1996, Appleton, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Married 05 Jun 1923 
    Family ID F27187  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Herman Joseph Ciha,   b. 22 May 1928, Appleton, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Mar 2018, Verona, Dane Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 14 Oct 1954  St Paul Church, Combined Locks, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Living
    +2. Living
    Married: 1x3. Living
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    Family ID F32777  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Jun 1927 - Combined Locks, Outagamie, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsGraduation - 1946 - Kimberly High School Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Oct 1954 - St Paul Church, Combined Locks, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Jan 2008 - Kimberly, Outagamie, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Holy Name Cemetery, Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
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