Rita Bridget Rose Luttmerding (nee Warnke) passed away peacefully after a short illness, on January 23, 2008, at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital. Rita was born on June 1, 1920 in the family’s homestead house in Lewvan, Saskatchewan. Rita lived and worked on the farm until she married Robert Luttmerding on February 19, 1955. In 1966, Robert, Rita and their family moved to Back Enderby Road in Armstrong. Rita loved her Faith, Family and Friends. She was a devoted wife and mother. Rita served as Catholic Women’s League member for over sixty years and often talked about how much she loved her CWL sisters. Rita will be lovingly remembered by her husband Robert; sons Bob, Eric, Arnie (Bonnie) and daughter Anne (Ken) Kelly; twelve grandchildren Erin, Adam, MaryAnne, Kristen, Erica, Miranda, Samantha, Riley, Caitlin, Colton, Mason and Paxton; brother Jerry (Mary); sister-in-law Mary Luttmerding; extended family Wendy Galbraith and Brenda Luttmerding. Predeceased by her parents George and Agnes, son Leo, grandson Bernard and eleven brothers and sisters. Prayers for Rita will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on Friday, January 25 at 8:00 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, January 26, 2008 at 2:00 p.m., at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Armstrong. Father Leo Boyd, O.M.I. and Father Eugene Warnke celebrants. A tea will be held at the Church Hall following the interment in Armstrong Spallumcheen Cemetery. Messages of condolences may be emailed to the family at pafsarmstrong@telus.net. Arrangements in the care of Personal Alternative Funeral Services, Armstrong, 546-7237.

Vernon Morning Star

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