MIDDLETON-Rita H. Kreitz, age 85, passed away on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at her home.

She was born on June 14, 1931, in Wausau, the daughter of John and Erna (Vogdt) Remmers. Rita was united in marriage to Harold Kreitz on April 11, 1981 in Madison. She was an avid gardener and lover of nature.

Rita is survived by her sister, Betty (Roger) Radebaugh; three nieces Jill (Jeremy) Vance, their children, Brandon (Katie), Allison, Cara and Bethany; Karen (Michael) Screnock, their children, Nathan, Joel (Abby) and Matthew and Ann (Jeff) Stodola, and their children, Ryan (Aly) and Eric. She was preceded in death by her husband Harold and her parents.

Memorial services will be held at GUNDERSON WEST FUNERAL & CREMATION CARE, 7435 University Ave., Middleton at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 26, 2016. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Wausau at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.