Cohocton – Merrill, WI – Rita G. Oestreich, 83, formerly of Cohocton, passed away Thursday August 8, 2019 at Ascension Good Samaritan Health Center, Merrill, WI.

Cohocton – Merrill, WI – Rita G. Oestreich, 83, formerly of Cohocton, passed away Thursday August 8, 2019 at Ascension Good Samaritan Health Center, Merrill, WI.  

Rita was born July 3, 1936 in Cohocton the daughter of Loris and Laura (Brown) Graves. Rita was a secretary in both New York and Wisconsin; was employed with the Private Industry Council of Marathon County; and at retirement, Rita was working for the Steuben County Sheriff’s Department. Rita enjoyed knitting, gardening, cooking, baking and singing in the church choirs Cohocton and
Wisconsin.  

Rita was pre-deceased by her husband Edward Howard; her sister and brother in law Marjorie and Ralph Keifer; and her brother in law Stanley Newfang. Rita is survived by her three daughters, Lorie (John) Warren of IL, Lisa Howard of Appleton, WI and Lizabeth (Mark) Heckendorf of Merrill, WI; her son, Lynn (Lisa) Howard of Stoughton, WI; her grandchildren, Ashley, Leslie, Emily and Megan; and her sister Janet
(Allan) of FL.  

Rita’s family and friends are invited to attend her graveside service on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 11am at Mapleview Cemetery in Cohocton. Please visit www.stgeorgefuneralhome.com for online condolences.