Rita M. Kral

October 16, 1926 ~ December 16, 2019 (age 93)


Rita M. Kral, 93, of Chippewa Falls, died Monday, December 16, 2019 at the Chippewa Manor Nursing Home in Chippewa Falls.

            Rita was born October 16, 1926 in Chippewa Falls, the daughter of Harry and Esther (Fitzgerald) Zapp.

            On October 23, 1945, Rita married Paul Kral. She was a cook in the Cadott school system.

            After they sold the farm, they traveled the United States on motorcycles, and they spent winters in Arizona.

            They had one son, Franklin (Diane) Kral and two granddaughters, Nickcole (Bill) Hicks and Ericka (Nick) Daken; 4 great grandchildren, Tristin, Drake and Chevee Daken and Jakeb Lequia; step-grandchildren, Shelly (Darin) Voegeli, Scott (Shelly) Schick, Stacy Schick and Steve (Laura) Schick; 6 great grandchildren, Ashley (Kyle) Schick-Frederick, Tyler Voegeli, Sebastian Schick and William Schick, Cassandra and Jessica Schick; 3 step great great granddaughters, Olivia, Grace and Sophia Frederick.

            Rita was preceded in death by her husband, Paul on March 22, 2018; her parents; and two brothers, Gerald and Arlene Zapp.

            Private services were held.

            She will be sadly missed by her wonderful family, friends and neighbors.

            Rita’s family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to step granddaughter, Stacy and neighbors, Vicki and Peggy.


Private family services for Rita M. Kral were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 18 at the funeral home. Entombment was in Hope Mausoleum in Chippewa Falls.

            Casket bearers were Nick and Tristin Daken, Bill Hicks, Scott Schick, Darin and Tyler Voegeli.


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Funeral Service
December 18, 2019

1:00 PM
Horan Funeral Home and Cremation Services
420 Bay St.
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

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