Rita R Boser, 95, of Edgar, went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on May 27, 2023.
Rita was born January 31, 1928, in Edgar, to parents Matthias and Mary (Wirkus) Boser. She worked as a secretary at Marathon Electric from the age of 19 until she retired. She also worked on the family farm, milking cows and doing the chores. Rita was known as a "cat lady" because she adored all the farm cats, making sure to feed and love each and every one of them. She was a devout Catholic and loved the Lord. She could be found at 10:00 am Mass at St John's with her mother and father every Sunday. She took her parents on trips throughout the years, visiting Oregon, Milwaukee, and several other places. In her younger days, when she was done milking, on Saturdays she and her niece would go beer drinking at Prochnow's and Rib River Ballroom and maybe have ONE beer. Her love for polkas still remained in her recent years. There are fond memories of Mike picking her up and dancing to polkas and bringing her a beer. She loved and appreciated her family dearly. Rita's favorite thing was going out to eat, especially eating deep fried shrimp and fries! She enjoyed attending nieces and nephews weddings, baptisms, and family get-togethers. Our family will truly miss her.
Rita is survived by her many nieces and nephews and extended family. She will be deeply missed by her niece, guardian, and caretaker Shirley (Arlowe) Erickson and another niece, Karen Stoiber.
She is preceded in death by her parents and six siblings.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, June 5, 2023 at 11:00 am at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Edgar. Visitation will be from 9:30 am until the time of Mass. Father Alan Wierzba will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Rita's memory, to the church are appreciated.
We wish to thank the staff at Our House and Interim Hospice for their care over Rita.