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Rita Schampers

May 1, 1913 — December 23, 2013

Rita Schampers, 99, passed away on Monday, December 23, 2013 at Brewster Village.

Rita was born on May 1, 1914 in Wrightstown to Peter and Mary (Klister) Meulemans. She married the love of her life, Leo Schampers on August 23, 1939 at St. Paul Catholic Church in Wrightstown. She was a lifelong resident of the Freedom area where she and her husband Leo of 56 years farmed. Rita excelled at embroidery, giving all 24 of her grandchildren a picture to cherish. Rita enjoyed bowling and traveling with her husband Leo after they retired from farming. Rita was a member of the Christian Mothers and the Golden Agers of Freedom and Wrightstown.

Rita is survived by her seven children; Alan Schampers, Kaukauna, Clarence (Joanie) Schampers, Shawano, Glen (Dolly) Schampers, Freedom, Vonnie (Dan) Diedrick, Kaukauna, Leo (Judy) Schampers, Kaukauna, Melvin (fiancée Lori Block) Schampers, Seymour, Mary (Mike) Daul, Mackville, 24 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Rita was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, 10 siblings, and her daughter-in-law, Barb.

The funeral liturgy for Rita will be held on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 11:00 AM at ST. CLARE PARISH, ST PAUL CHURCH, 437 Main St. Wrightstown, with Fr. Carl Meulemans officiating. A time of visitation will be held on Friday from 9:00 AM until the time of the Mass at the church. Entombment will be in the Highland Memorial Park.

Rita's family extends their sincere appreciation to ALL the staff at Brewster Village for the excellent and loving care given to her. A special thank you to Care Minister Diane Baenen from St. Clare Parish for her many visits with Mom.

Mom, you will forever be in our hearts, we love you and will see you again when we complete our journey. We find peace knowing you are once again with Dad.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.wichmannfargo.com.

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