Born to Eternal Life on April 27, 2021 at the age of 77. Rita was born on April 29, 1943 to Edwin and Agnes (Viotto) Schroeder in Appleton, WI. Rita was joined in marriage to John Sipple on April 11, 1970. Rita enjoyed traveling, boating, and swimming. Rita was a compassionate person and her faith was vital to her. Most of all, Rita loved spending time with her grandchildren.
Rita is survived by her husband of 51 years, John; her son Chris (Vicki) and Julie (Brian Mason); and grandchildren Matt, Ben, and Lauren. Brother Edward (RuthAnn) Schroeder, nieces and nephews Jennifer, Jessica, Jason, and Jocelyn, and Nicole and Anthony Sipple. Further survived by other relatives and friends.
Rita is preceded in death by her parents, in-laws Bernadine (Lawrence) Sipple, Mark Sipple, and Mary Kempen.
The funeral liturgy for Rita will be held on Saturday May 1st at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 410 W. Lawrence Street, at 11:00 AM with Fr. Jim Leary, O.F.M., Cap presiding. Visitation will be held the church from 9:00 AM until the time of services. Private entombment at Highland Memorial Park.