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Rita B. Northrup

August 30, 1920 December 11, 2008
Rita B. Northrup
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EAST PEORIA-Rita B. Northrup, 88, of East Peoria, passed away at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 11, 2008 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. She was born on August 30, 1920 in Carlston Township, Wells, MN to John and Martha Staloch Bias. She married James S. Northrup on July 22, 1946 in Wells, MN. He passed away on April 23, 1970 in Janesville, WI. She is survived by two daughters, Barbara (Don) Western of Peoria and Diane (Dale) Noel of Milwaukee, WI; one son, Reid (Claudia) Northrup of Peoria; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Rita was a World War II US Marine veteran. A private Funeral Mass will be on Saturday at St. Vincent de Paul Church with Rev. Jason Gray officiating. There will be no visitation. Private graveside services will be on Monday at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Janesville, WI. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Salvation Army. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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