Rita A. Bresina, 90, of Chippewa Falls, died Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at her residence with her loving family by her side under the care of St. Joseph’s Hospice.
Rita was born January 22, 1929 in Chippewa County, the daughter of Frank and Gertrude (Zwiefelhofer) Schindler.
On April 5, 1948, Rita married Arthur J. Bresina at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Cooks Valley.
Rita was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Tilden, Christian Mother’s Society, V.F.W. Auxiliary and St. Peter’s Funeral Choir.
Rita was a very devoted supporter of Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine in LaCrosse.
Rita is survived by four sons, Anthony (Barbara) Bresina of Buffalo, MN, John (Pati) Bresina of Holcombe, William (Heidi) Bresina of Chippewa Falls and Terry (Melissa) Bresina of Holcombe; four daughters, Connie (Michael) Keyes of McMinnville, Oregon, Patricia (John) Bordsen of Charlotte, NC, Kay (Rick) Kurz and Brenda (Barry) Bohman both of Chippewa Falls; one brother, Robert Schindler of Chippewa Falls; 17 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Rita was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur on June 27, 2014; one granddaughter, Ericka Kurz; two grandsons, Arthur P. Bresina and Evan M. Bresina; her parents; seven brothers, David, John Paul, Harold, Joseph, Leonard, Francis and Bernard Schindler; and four sisters, Sister Mary Jerome, S.S.N.D., Gertrude Blum, Audrey and Susan Schindler.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 15 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Tilden. Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Gorman will be celebrant of the funeral Mass. Interment will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Tilden.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 14 and from 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at the Horan Funeral Home in Chippewa Falls. The Christian Mother’s Society will recite the rosary at 4 p.m. and there will be a Christian vigil service at 7 p.m. both on Tuesday at the funeral home.
AFTER SERVICE NOTICE:
Funeral services for Rita A. Bresina were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 15 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Tilden.
Rev. Msgr Michael J. Gorman and Rev. William P. Felix concelebrated at the funeral Mass assisted by Deacon Dan Rider. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Music during the Mass was provided by Nancy Haley, the St. Peter’s Funeral Choir and the St. Peter’s School Choir. Readings were given by Kay Kurz. Gift bearers were Barry, Brenda, Lilly and Elsa Bohman.
Casket bearers were Brenda Bohman, Patricia Bordsen, Anthony, John, Terry and William Bresina, Connie Keyes and Kay Kurz.
Wednesday afternoon the Christian Mother’s Society recited the rosary and Wednesday evening Rev. Gorman and Deacon Rider led the family, relatives and friends in a Christian vigil service at the funeral home.
Thursday morning the Christian Mother’s Society recited the rosary prior to Mass.
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