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January 6, 1928 ~ January 12, 2024 (age 96) 96 Years Old
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Rita was born in St. Jean Baptiste, Manitoba Canada on January 6, 1928 and
was fluent in French. She was full of life, a hard worker, and helped with a
successful family business. Rita met her husband George (Gosslin) in Detroit
Lakes, MN, they fell in love and she moved to Minneapolis after their wedding
in 1954. It is here that she made their house into a home. Rita was
a meticulous homemaker, decorated beautifully, and always loved to
entertain. During the summer, she had a beautiful yard with flowers and many
roses. In 1998, she was awarded first place for her yard and flowers in NE
Minneapolis. Rita became a United States citizen in 2001, sharing this
moment with “her George.” They had many fond moments together and as
they grew older, she lovingly cared for him as he succumbed to
dementia. They were married for over 56 years.
Rita gave of herself using her simple but profound talents — organizing,
cooking, phone calls — to boost the spirits of others. She was an active
member of the parish of St. Charles Borromeo for many years, helping on
various committees and at the church rectory.
She lived at her home in Northeast Minneapolis up until she was 95. In 2023
she became part of the loving and supportive community at Hayden Grove,
St. Anthony, where she thrived once again. She loved her new home and the
staff and friends that became her family. This was a blessing to her.
Rita was strong and resilient - sensitive and caring. She was beautiful with a
sense of style but was comfortable tilling soil and tending her garden. She
would say that she was most proud of raising two strong daughters, the love
she had for her husband, and the faith in God that sustained her and brought
her comfort. She prayed the rosary daily.
There will never be another like her. Wife, Mom, Friend. She will be forever
loved and missed.
Rita is survived by her two daughters - Barb Szczech (Jim) and Linda Gosslin.
A mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Charles Borromeo on Tuesday,
January 23, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to Mass. Private