Rita V. Happ 91 of Peru. Died January 12 in Manor Court of Peru.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 AM Wednesday January 16, 2019 at St Valentine Church. Monsignor Richard Soseman will officiate. Burial will be at St Peter and Paul Cemetery in Peterstown.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 9:00- 10:00 AM in the church. Ptak Funeral Home has been entrusted with the services.
Rita was born January 15,1927 in Mendota, IL to Peter and Mary (Henkel) Happ. She worked at Westclox for 29 years and then worked at the Cookie Kingdom in Oglesby for 3 years and then retired from Heritage Manor. Rita was a member of St Valentine Church. The St Valentine Parish Family Circle Club, Catholic Daughters of America. IVCH Auxiliary. The Westclox Quarter Century Club and she volunteered ay the IVCH Gift shop for many years.
Rita loved to travel she traveled to all but 4 states, she visited 7 Foreign countries and numerous Islands, she loved to read, crochet and play cards. Rita was very devoted to her family and her church.
Rita is survived by her 37 nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her 2 sisters Mary Catherine Sondgeroth and Cecelia Stevenson. Her 5 brothers Gilbert, Florian, Leo, Raymond and Edmund Happ and 2 Nieces.
Pallbearers will be James and Thomas Sondgeroth, Joseph and William Happ Karen Dunne and Judy Happ.