Rita F. Schrage, age 88 of St. Rose, died Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at her residence.
She was born June 13, 1928 in Highland, to Herman and Antonia (Ungrund) Drees: they preceded her in death.
She married Edmund “EJ” Schrage September 8, 1953 at St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland and he preceded her in death May 18, 1993.
Also preceded in death by a son Kevin Schrage, a brother Victor Drees, sisters, Ceil Ciezadlo, Joann Ryndak, Louise Ribbing, Helen Drees, brothers-in-law Vincent Schrage, Andy Schrage, Clarence Schrage, Tony Schrage, David Schrage, sister-in-law Casean Schrage
Surviving are her children Denise (Charles) Peters of Highland, Kenneth Schrage of Alton, Arnold Schrage of St. Rose.
6 grandchildren Samantha and Jeremy Peters, Stephanie, Christopher, Samantha, Michael Schrage
Sisters, Millie Spee of MA, Leona Moss of Highland
Sisters-in-law Marie Isert of Highland, Bertha Kampwerth of St. Rose, Dolores Granning of TN, Ruth Korte of Highland, Florence Luechtefeld of Okawville
Rita was a homemaker and previously worked at Wicks Organ Company and Breese Arrow Group Ind. She enjoyed stitching, quilting, word puzzles and playing cards. She loved to collect angels.
Member of St. Rose Catholic Church and Altar Sodality, Daughters of Isabella, St Rose and Breese senior citizens, Clinton County Farm Bureau, Catholic Holy Family Society.
Funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Saturday July 9, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Rose Catholic Church, St. Rose. Fr. Edward Schaefer officiating. Interment St. Rose Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday, July 8 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday July 9 from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese.
Memorials can be made to St. Rose Church or American Cancer Society and will be received at the funeral home.
D of I will have prayers Friday at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.