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Marita "Rita" A. Merkle

January 24, 1958 November 17, 2016
Marita "Rita" A. Merkle
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Obituary for Marita "Rita" A. Merkle

Peoria- Marita “Rita” Ann Merkle, age 58, passed away 7:25 AM, November 17, 2016 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center.
Born January 24, 1958 in Peoria, IL a daughter of Charles “Bud” and Anna “Annie” Johnigk Merkle.
Rita was a lifelong member of St. Mark’s Catholic Church. She was a daycare teacher for 34 years, last working at Downtown Child Care. She then worked at St. Mark’s School as a teachers’ aide. Her greatest love was working with all her kids. Rita also loved to travel, play pinochle and cherished her German Heritage.
Survivors include one sister; Theresa (Mike) Haughney of Peoria, four brothers; George (Jill) Merkle of Mapleton, Joe Merkle of Peoria, Ed Merkle of North Aurora, and Paul Merkle of Peoria, four nephews; Michael and Dan Haughney, Aaron Ogle, and Joshua Merkle, and one aunt; Clare (Glenn) Waibel of Bartonville.
Visitation will be 4:00-7:00 PM, Sunday, November 20, 2016 at St. Mark’s Catholic Church with a recitation of the Rosary at 6:45 PM. Funeral Mass will be 10:00 AM, Monday, November 21, 2016 at St. Mark’s Catholic Church with a half hour prior visitation. Msgr. Brian Brownsey will officiate. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in West Peoria.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mark’s Catholic Church or St. Mark’s School.
Friends may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com

Previous Events

Visitation

Sunday

20

Nov

4:00 PM 11/20/2016 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 11/20/2016 7:00:00 PM
St. Mark Catholic Church

1113 W Bradley Ave
Peoria, IL 61606

St. Mark Catholic Church
1113 W Bradley Ave Peoria 61606 IL
United States

Visitation

Monday

21

Nov

9:30 AM 11/21/2016 9:30:00 AM - 10:00 AM 11/21/2016 10:00:00 AM
St. Mark Catholic Church

1113 W Bradley Ave
Peoria, IL 61606

St. Mark Catholic Church
1113 W Bradley Ave Peoria 61606 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Monday

21

Nov

10:00 AM 11/21/2016 10:00:00 AM
St. Mark Catholic Church

1113 W Bradley Ave
Peoria, IL 61606

St. Mark Catholic Church
1113 W Bradley Ave Peoria 61606 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Joseph Cemetery Final Resting Place

2105 W. Heading Ave.
West Peoria, IL 61604

2105 W. Heading Ave. West Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Mark Catholic Church

1113 W Bradley Ave
Peoria, IL 61606

St. Mark Grade School

711 N Underhill
Peoria, IL 61605
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