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Rita F. Schlimgen

May 14, 1931 — December 1, 2023

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Rita F. Schlimgen

Rita Frances Schlimgen, age 92, went peacefully home into the arms of her Lord on December 1st, 2023, surrounded by loved ones.  She was born on May 14, 1931, to Anton and Florentina "Florence" (Breunig) Ballweg in Roxbury, WI.  Rita was married to Bernard (Bernie) Schlimgen on February 19, 1955, and together raised their 5 children in Waukesha, WI.  Rita and Bernie spent their retirement years in Mission, TX where they both enjoyed golfing.  During these years Rita celebrated 3 holes-in-one!  Whether at church, school or the neighborhood community center, Rita could always be found blessing others by volunteering her time and talents.  After Bernie's passing in 2012, Rita relocated to Noblesville, IN, to be close to her daughter Sandy and her family.  Sandy and her husband, Mike, graciously took Rita in to live with them until 2015 when Rita became a resident at Riverwalk Commons in Noblesville.  In 2021, Rita became a resident at Allisonville Meadows Memory Care Unit, where like everywhere she went, she was loved by all.  Rita enjoyed being with family most, from cross country trips with Bernie to visit their children and families scattered across the country to celebrating life with grand and great grandchildren.  She loved being a mom and grandmother and will be missed by all.  The family would like to thank Katrina and the staff at Allisonville Meadows Memory Care for the love and compassion they showed to her.  

Rita is survived by her daughter, Sandy (Mike) WeWora of Noblesville IN; sons, Dave (Mickie) of Camarillo CA, Mark (Lisa) of Austin TX, Keith (Tami) of Groton CT and Greg (Jean) of Waukesha WI; her grandchildren, Michelle, Nicholle (Marc), Danielle (Mike), Tony (Kristi), Justin (Sarah), Ashley (Andy), Joel, Robin (Kestrel), Jeremy, Josh (Kristina), Christopher, Katie (Adam) and Amanda (TJ); great-grandchildren, Sage, Cade, Morgan, Owen, Eli, Julia, Alayna, Colton, Makensey, Kenadee, Connor, Keller, Anabel, Ariana, Kaitlyn, Aidan, Alexis, Matthew, Hailey, Myleigh, Kara, Amanda, Nora, Madison, and Olivia; her sister, Bernadine “Bernie” (Richard) Mueller; sisters-in-law, Catherine and Lydia Ballweg, RaeJean Schlimgen; many nieces and nephews and friends.

Rita was preceded in death by her husband Bernie; grandchildren Matthew, Jenny, Jared, Steven; and great-grandson Luke; her parents; brothers Henry, Leonard and Sylvester Ballweg; sisters, Barbara Cooper and Marie Drolshagen; sister-in-law, Frances “Fran” Michels-Beuthin; and brothers-in-law, Lawrence, Edwin, Norbert and Bob Schlimgen.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am, January 6, 2024, at St. Mary Parish, 225 S. Hartwell Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186, phone: (262) 922-9285, with visitation from 9:30 - 11:00 am.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Relief Services <https://www.crs.org/> in memory of Rita F. Schlimgen.

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