Rita Kiessling


BUTLER, Ind. -- Rita L. Kiessling, 78, of Butler, Ind., passed away on Friday, January 10, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, Ind.

She was born on November 7, 1935, to James and Sylvia (Marihugh) Miller in Defiance. On March 19, 1960, Rita married Louis E. Kiessling, and he passed away on January 31, 1991.

She was a member of the Butler Church of Christ, Butler, Ind. Rita enjoyed doing puzzles and watching football and NASCAR.

She is survived by her four sons, three daughters, one stepson, four stepdaughters, one sister, three brothers and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Louis; one stepdaughter; two stepsons; two brothers; and four sisters.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday, January 13, 2014, at Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance, with the funeral service at 1 p.m. with Rev. Dale Rabineau officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery.

Memorials be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences can be given at www.Schafferfh.com.

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