Rita Smith

Date of Death: Dec 18, 2021
Rita Smith

1928 - 2021

Rita A. Smith, 93, of Waupun, passed away Saturday, December 18, 2021 at Clearview Nursing Home in Juneau.

Rita was born November 26, 1928 in Watertown, WI the daughter of Fred and Mary Gahlman Haase. On May 22, 1948 Rita married Stanley Smith in North Fond du Lac, WI. On October 27, 1975 Stanley passed away. Rita was employed at Washington School in Waupun in its lunch program from which she retired. Rita resided in the Waupun area for 60 years. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church where she was a member of its Altar Society.

Rita is survived by daughters: Karen (James) Baierl of Waupun and Karrie (Bruce) Judd of Oconto Falls, WI; sons: Craig (Kim) Smith of Waupun, Charles Smith of Waupun, Clayton Smith of Waupun, and Kevin (Jennifer) Smith of Brandon; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Rita was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley; daughter-in-law, Donna Smith; a sister, Helen Peterson; and three brothers-in-law


Friends and relatives may call on the family on Wednesday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.


Funeral services for Rita A. Smith will be held Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Waupun with Fr. John Radetski officiating.


Private burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery.



  1. Mary Komosa Says: December 19, 2021 at 9:09 pm

    Sorry for your loss. Prayers are with you and your family.

  2. Gert Roets Says: December 20, 2021 at 4:45 pm

    My sincere sympathy to all of the Smith family. Always enjoyed being with Rita.especially playing Bridge. May she rest in peace.

  3. Marilyn Vander Sanden Says: December 28, 2021 at 10:51 am

    Smitty so very sorry to hear about your mom. Sending lots of hugs

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