Rita Wunderlich, age 88 of Royalton, MN, died on Friday, January 27 at the Country Manor in Sartell, MN. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, February 4 at 10:30 A.M. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Royalton, MN with Father Roger Klassen officiating. The burial will be held in the parish cemetery. A visitation will be held on Friday, February 3 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and from 9:00-10:00 A.M. on Saturday All visitation times will be held at Emblom Brenny Funeral Service in Royalton.
Rita Wunderlich was born on June 7, 1928 to the late John and Cecilia Catherine (Pohlkamp) Heurung. Rita attended and graduated from high school in Royalton. Rita was united in marriage to Norman Wunderlich on June 24, 1950 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Royalton. The couple made their home in Opole, MN for several years, until retiring to Royalton, MN. Norman died on Sunday, April 13, 2008. Rita continued living in Royalton, MN, until declining health forced her to move to the Bridgeway Estates and then Country Manor in Sartell. Rita enjoyed painting, puzzles, cards, bingo and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Royalton where she was an active member of the Christian Mothers. She was a member of the Royalton American Legion Auxiliary. Rita will be remembered as always there to help her family when needed. She made the Best potato salad, tomato soup, spaghetti and nobody made dressing for Thanksgiving like mom.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Marlene (Tom) Kerestes of Elk Mound, WI, Kathy (Bob, Jr.) Maine of Las Cruces, NM and Ray (Jane) Wunderlich of Rice, MN; 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Dennis Wunderlich (April 8, 2007); husband, Norman Wunderlich on April 13, 2008 and a grandson, Ryan Wunderlich April 14, 2016.
Casket bearers will be: Dan Maine, Victor Wunderlich, Mark Wunderlich, Jason Wunderlich, Owen Wunderlich and Cole Wunderlich.