Obituaries: Rita Arlene VanDerSnick

Rita Arlene VanDerSnick age 93, of Fairfield, passed away Friday, August 9, 2019, at Sunnybrook Living Care Center.


Visitation for family & friends will be 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at St. Mary Catholic Church.  Funeral Mass will follow at 10:30 a.m. with Father Nick Adam officiating.  Burial will follow at Memorial Lawn Cemetery.


Memorials may be made to Arc of Jefferson County or Camp Courageous.  Cards and memorials may be mailed to Jim Shank, 2078 Vining Unit #E, Woodbury, MN 55125.


Rita was born September 12, 1925, in Mt. Pleasant to Howard and Cecelia (VanDerSnick) Kitch.  She married Michael VanDerSnick January 1955, in Memphis, Missouri.  He passed away in Fairfield on November 4, 2002.


Rita graduated from Milton High School Class of 1943.  She was a homemaker and sold Avon.  Rita was a member of the following organizations Eagles Auxiliary (charter member), VFW Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary, Arc of Jefferson County and a member of St. Mary Catholic Church.  Some of her interests were playing cards, bingo, going to the casino, and traveling.  Most important was spending time with her family.


Rita will be missed by her son, James (Diane) Shank of Woodbury, MN; two grandchildren, Shannon Hinkle and Shelly Hinkle; her sister, Shirley Kitch of Fairfield; and nieces and nephews.


Rita was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Cecelia; husband, Michael; 7 brothers and sisters; one infant son, Michael and daughter, Gloria Dalton.


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