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Rita M. Vanden Wyngaard

April 24, 1929 — August 17, 2011


Rita Vanden Wyngaard, age 82, of Kimberly, passed away on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at Parkside Care Center with her family at her side. She was born on April 24, 1929 in Appleton, the daughter of the late Nicholas, Sr. and Margaret (Weiland) Kern. On March 31, 1951, Rita married Leonard Vanden Wyngaard at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Appleton. She was a member of Holy Spirit Parish in Kimberly. Rita retired from the Kimberly Area School District after thirty years of employment. She enjoyed her flowers, snow globes, and playing cards. Rita loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, attending their high school activities and taking them on trips to Great America.

She is survived by her son: Lee (Linda) Wyngaard; daughter-in-law: Deborah (Douglas Tuschl) Wyngaard; grandchildren: Lisa (Brett) Jondle, Timothy (fiancé Samantha Hutchison) Wyngaard and Thomas Wyngaard; Jesse (Jenny) Wyngaard and Jenny (William) Matney; great grandchildren: Caleb and Brynn Jondle; Hannah, Allison, Brianna and Lauren Wyngaard; Jayden, Charles and Dylan Matney; sisters: Donna (Cornelius) Van Hout, Lorraine Coopman and Joyce Frank; brother: Nicholas (Marilyn) Kern; sisters-in-law: Rosemary (Raymond) Pitsch, Lillian (Donald) Biese, Frances Subert and Betty Wisneski and brother-in-law: Maureanus (Lola) Vanden Wyngaard. Rita is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her son, Jay Wyngaard and daughter, Kim Vanden Wyngaard and her sisters: Delores Reinholz, JoAnn Jost and Bernice Schmidt.

The funeral liturgy for Rita will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, August 22, 2011 at HOLY SPIRIT PARISH – KIMBERLY, 600 E. Kimberly Avenue. Fr. Jim Vanden Hogen will be officiating. Burial will take place at the parish cemetery. The visitation will be held on Sunday at the Jansen Fargo Funeral Home from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm with a prayer service at 6:00 pm. A time of visitation will be held Monday at church from 9:00 am until the time of mass. In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established for the Kimberly Area School District.

Jansen Fargo Funeral Home
204 E. Kimberly Ave.
Kimberly, WI 54136

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