Rita Ann Hemmersbach
June 2, 2021
Rita Ann Hemmersbach, 74, of Cashton, WI, died suddenly with the love of her life by her side on Thursday, May 27, 2021, in their home. Rita was born June 23, 1946, to Harold and Evangeline (Gronemus) Leis.
September 4, 1965, she married her best friend, Kenneth Hemmersbach. To this union 8 children, 24 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren blessed their world.
Rita was a devoted farm wife where she tended a very large garden and kept the farm looking beautiful. As a long-time member of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church on St. Mary's Ridge, she was involved and active with the PCCW for many years. She was also very committed to the Cashton Cupboard and Closet where she volunteered many hours and enjoyed the company of the many dear friends she made there.
Over the years Rita enjoyed bowling, reading and doing crafts. She loved attending sporting and music events that her children and grandchildren were in at school. Her family was her joy and she cherished every moment spent with them.
Rita is survived by her husband of 55 years, Ken; eight children, Debra (Todd) Weiner, Amy (David) Brueggen, David (Amy Kaitner) Hemmersbach, Julie (Tim) Stuessel, Alan Hemmersbach, Jennifer (John) Lucas, Sarah (Nate) Reetz, and Kari (Eric) Mlsna; 24 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren with another due in August; along with many nieces, nephews; and a special place in her heart for her Colorado Family.
Rita was preceded in death by her parents; father and mother-in-law, Hubert and Gertrude Hemmersbach; brother, Richard (Betty) Leis, sisters, Marion Skillern and Donna (Melvin) Braun.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, June 4, 2021, 11:00 a.m. at the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church on St. Mary's Ridge, WI. Father Michael Klos will officiate. Family and friends are invited for visitation Thursday, June 3, 2021, beginning at 3:30 p.m. with rosary and concluding at 7:00 at the Torkelson Funeral Home in Cashton. Visitation will also be held Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Memorials may be given in Rita's name to the Cashton First Responders and the Cashton Cupboard and closet. Online condolences may be offered at http://www.torkelsonfuneral home.com.
Ken and family would like to express their thanks and gratitude to the Cashton First Responders for their compassionate care.