Rita Reeve age 91, of Sauk City, WI passed away on 05/23/2022 at Maplewood. Rita was born in Phelps WI on August 7th, 1930 to Cecil(Red) and Rose(Kernohan) Simpson. She was married to Wilbur(Bud) Reeve on March 22nd, 1954.
After high school, Rita lived in Seattle where she worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs for five years. She also worked for the University Hospital in Madison for a few years. It was a great joy for her to do daycare for many children in her home.
Rita enjoyed time with her family and friends, playing euchre, playing the piano and organ, cooking and baking, and singing in the church choir.
She is survived by her daughters, Susan(Lee) Souther, Jean(Dave Hale) Reeve, Connie(Tony) Raimond; sons Bruce(Dawn) Reeve, Bryan(Mary) Reeve; grandchildren, Bruce(Crystal) Raimond, Corey(Christine) Raimond, Adam(Mary) Raimond, Samantha(Justin) Souther, Joe(Rachel) Souther, David(Kaitlynn) Reeve and 7 great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her siblings, Joan Tuula, Sandy Rankinen, Cheryl Zastrow, Jim Simpson, Dan (Angelina) Simpson, and Steve (Anne) Simpson. And a special granddog Skippy.
Rita was preceded in death by her parents, husband Bud, daughters, Cathy and Sherry; sisters, Charlotte Connor, Karen Libby, and Mary Johnson, and brother, Bill Simpson.
Special thanks to Maplewood Sauk City, Who cared for Rita the last few years.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Thursday, May 26, 2022, at Black Hawk Bethlehem United Methodist Church. Visitation will be at the church from 9:30 am until the time of the service. Burial in the church cemetery.
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