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Rita A. Densberger

October 21, 1933 January 19, 2021
Rita A. Densberger
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Obituary for Rita A. Densberger

Peoria-Rita A. Densberger, age 87, passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at Buehler Home in Peoria.

Rita was born on October 21, 1933 in Garfield, IL, a daughter of Robert and Vivian (Kees) Kleiber She married Willard F. “Willie” Densberger and enjoyed 61 years of marriage before his passing on December 9, 2019.

Rita is survived by their children, Randy (Amy) of Aurora, IL, Jim (Jenny) of Geneseo, IL, Nancy (John) Schoolman of St Louis, MO, and daughter-in-law (Shelly) and nine grandchildren - Justin, Kori, Jordan, Krista, Brian (Alyssa), Clay, Adam, Mark and Erin. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and their oldest son, Mark.

Rita received her nursing degree (RN) from St. Francis School of Nursing and worked at Proctor Hospital and retired from Buehler Home in 1998. She was a passionate volunteer for St. Jude Midwest Affiliate for the past 36 years. She also volunteered at Buehler Home and was a member of St. Philomena Catholic Church. Her faith was unwavering and she had impressive patience and strength.

Rita was always on the side lines of any games Willie coached and her children’s games and activities. Her thermoses of hot cocoa and coffee and her mimeographed programs were especially welcomed at the games. She treasured each of her grandchildren and lit up when she saw or talked to them.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 10:00 AM at St. Philomena Catholic Church, with a one hour prior visitation. Fr. David Richardson will officiate and burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in West Peoria.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate.

Friends may sign the online guestbook or send condolences to www.wrightandsalmon.com

Previous Events

Visitation

Saturday

23

Jan

9:00 AM 1/23/2021 9:00:00 AM - 10:00 AM 1/23/2021 10:00:00 AM
St. Philomena Catholic Church

1000 W. Albany Ave
Peoria, IL 61604

St. Philomena Catholic Church
1000 W. Albany Ave Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Saturday

23

Jan

10:00 AM 1/23/2021 10:00:00 AM
St. Philomena Catholic Church

1000 W. Albany Ave
Peoria, IL 61604

St. Philomena Catholic Church
1000 W. Albany Ave Peoria 61604 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
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