Rita A. Wunderlich nee Dobsch, 88, of Washington, passed away on August 6, 2020. Rita, daughter of the late August Dobsch and Bernadine nee Eckelkamp, was born on January 30, 1932, in Washington. She received her education from Washington High School. On November 17, 1951, Rita married her husband Clarence Wunderlich. Rita was a beautician until she and her husband Clarence, acquired an ownership interest in Roettering Appliance located in Washington, where she worked until they sold the business and retired in 1992.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Clarence Wunderlich; daughter Connie Wunderlich; and sisters, Jacqueline Mohrlock, and Joan Compton.
She is survived by her children, Rick Wunderlich and wife Heidi of Washington, Joan Leesmann and husband Robert of Washington, and Kay Politte and husband Tim of Washington; siblings, Melba Mueller and husband Earl of Hermann, Joyce Hoelscher and husband Kenneth of Washington, and Gregory Dobsch and wife Margaret of Washington; grandchildren, Benjamin Wunderlich, Emily Weiser and husband Brian, John Wunderlich and wife Casey, Justin Leesmann and wife Brittany, Joe Leesmann and wife Amanda, Josh Leesmann and wife Beth, Julia Leesmann, Rachel Browdy and husband Jacob, Michael Politte, Kathryn Jackson and husband Tyler; 20 great grandchildren; In-laws, Helen Engemann, Florentine Wunderlich, Roman Wunderlich and wife Mary Lou, Marian Wunderlich, Catherine Winkeler, Dolores Dobsch, Donna Noelker and husband Robert.
A Memorial Mass will be held on September 4, 2020 at 1:00 pm at Our Lady of Lourdes Church with burial at St. Francis Borgia Church Cemetery. A celebration of Life will follow at the Elks Lodge in Washington. Memorials may be made to St. Francis Borgia Grade School or St. Gertrude’s Grade School.