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“So very sorry for your pain and do pray God will comfort you as Only He can. I remember Rita and what a lady to have a nice big family! You have my...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Janet Melchert Sarbaugh - Lutz, FL

“so sorry to read about this. we have connected many times thru homemakers and Catholic Financial Life. My Rita rest in the Lord. ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: SHARON REYNOLDES - KAUKAUNA, WI

“Rita what a wonderful lady:) Now an angel in heaven. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.Carl and Barb Van Gompel ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Carl and Barb Van Gompel - WI

“Our hearts go out to you, and your family. We have a gift for you that Paul will bring to Dale at work. My brother-in-law made it and I hope it...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Paul and Tavia - Oconto Falls, WI

“Love you Mom, forever and ever. ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Ruth and Jerry - Seymour, WI

“So sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom ,she is now out of pain forever. You can be so lucky to have her for so many beautiful years. She is...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Judy Morrow (Matuszak) - WI

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Roger & Darlene Kittson - WI

“Our condolences go out to the Biese family. Knew Rita for the past several years through Catholic Financial Life (formerly Catholic Knights). God's...Read More »
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Rita M. Biese, 90, of Seymour, passed away unexpectedly Saturday morning, March 28, 2015. She was born April 17, 1924, daughter of the late Henry and Alvina (Hackl) Van Den Heuvel. On June 22, 1946 she was united in marriage to Elzer H. Biese. The couple was married and farmed for over 55 years. He preceded her in death December 3, 2001.
Rita was a 1942 graduate of Seymour High School. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Seymour and a member of the Catholic Knights for 80 years where she served as secretary of the branch for 40 years. Rita was a member of the Woodland Homemakers for 70 years, the Peacemakers Quilters Group and a past 4-H leader. She enjoyed spending time with family, sewing, quilting, playing cards, bowling, gardening, cooking and canning.
Rita is survived by her children: Mary (Norm) Steffens, Appleton; Barbara (James) Benzschawel, Appleton; Henry (Pam) Biese, Seymour; Gerald (Ruth) Biese, Seymour; Joan (David) Lease, Wasilla, Alaska; William (Linda) Biese, Black Creek; Joseph (Sue) Biese, Black Creek; Carol (Sam) Van Dyke, Green Bay; Janice (Dale) Schuessler, Seymour; Richard (Kimberly) Biese, Burns, Tennessee; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; siblings: Henry Van Den Heuvel (special friend Diane), Little Chute; Donald (Rosemary) Van Den Heuvel, Seymour; Mary Ann (John) Erickson, Neenah; Elsie (Boniface) Mitchell, Combine Locks; sister-in-law, Dorothy Van Den Heuvel, Seymour.
Preceded in death by a grandson and three great-grandchildren; one brother.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 from 4-8 p.m. with a prayer service at 8 p.m. and visitation will continue at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Seymour on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. until the funeral mass at 11 a.m. with Fr. Bob Kabat officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
A memorial fund has been established in Rita's name.
Mom, you will never miss dad again because you are with him. We thank you for all the homemade gifts you have given us over the years and will always remember and cherish these. We miss you and will love you always, your family

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