Rita M. Hemker, nee Beckmann, 81, of
Germantown, died Thursday, February 7, 2008 at her residence.
She was born September 7, 1926 in
Bartelso, to George and Lucy (Meyer) Beckmann; they preceded her in
She married Vincent Hemker on
September 5, 1950 at St. Cecilia Church in Bartelso; he preceded her
in death on May 15, 1997.
Also preceded in death by brothers,
Frank Beckmann and William Beckmann, a sister-in-law, Frances
Beckmann, and a son-in-law, Gary Wessling.
Surviving is her children, Joseph
(Carol) Hemker of Bartelso, James (Judy) Hemker of Bartelso, Betty
(Bernard) Budde of Bartelso, Shirley Budde of Bartelso, Glen (Pat)
Hemker of Bartelso, Sue (Ron) Fuehne of Bartelso, Karen (Stanley)
Budde of Bartelso, Doris Wessling of Carlyle, and Thomas (Sandy)
Hemker of Bartelso.
19 Grandchildren, 2
Step-Grandchildren, and 1 Great-Granddaughter.
A Brother, Alvin Beckmann of
Bartelso, and sisters, Eleanor (Tony) Lengermann of Highland, Alice
(John) Wellen of Highland, Dorothy (Alphonse) Pollmann of Carlyle,
and Lue (Wendell) Loepker of Breese.
Sisters-in-law, Christine Beckmann
of Germantown, Bernadine Hemker of Bartelso, and Marie Hemker of
Rita was a homemaker.
She was a member of St. Boniface
Church and Altar Sodality in Germantown, and the Clinton County Farm
Funeral Mass of Christian Burial
will be Monday, February 11, 2008 at 11:00 AM
at St. Boniface Church in
Germantown with Fr. James Buerster officiating. Interment will
follow in St. Boniface Cemetery.
Visitation will be Sunday, February
10, 2008 from 4:00-9:00 PM and again on Monday, February 11, 2008
from 8:00-10:45 AM at the Moss Funeral Home in Germantown.
Memorials can be made Clinton County
Special Olympics or to St. Boniface Cemetery and will be received at
the funeral home.