Bom-Wrapper

Rita Bemis

Rita Bemis (Wagner)

Sunday, April 27th, 1930 - Friday, July 10th, 2020
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Rita Bemis, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook

OR

Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Rita Bemis

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Rita's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Rita's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.
Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Obituary

Rita Bemis, 90, of Dubuque, passed away Friday, July 10, 2020, at Bethany Home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 13, at Church of the Resurrection, 4300 Asbury Rd., and will be live-streamed on the Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home Facebook page. Rev. Phillip Gibbs will officiate. Use of masks and social distancing are kindly requested by the church. Visitation will be private. Interment will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 JFK Rd.

Rita was born April 27, 1930 in Dubuque, the daughter of Frank and Lorraine (Thomas) Wagner. Rita was educated at Immaculate Conception Academy and at St. Francis School of Nursing. She married Harry J. Bemis on July 15, 1950 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on January 9, 2009.

Rita was employed as a pediatric nurse at Xavier Hospital. She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and Church of the Resurrection. Rita served as class chairperson for the I.C. Alumnae, and as president, secretary, and newsletter editor. She was also a member of the Dubuque County Farm Bureau. Rita enjoyed sewing, baking chocolate chip and sugar cookies for her family, and playing cards with various card clubs.

Rita is survived by her children, Steve (Mary) Bemis, Mary (Bob) Eigenberger, Pam Baal, Rev. Terry (Justine) Bemis, Christine (Tom) Rogers, and Tim (Amy) Bemis, all of Dubuque, Theresa (Jay) Erschen of Apache Junction, AZ, Linda (Tyler) Dugan of Madison, WI, Harry (Jenny) Bemis III, and Dan Bemis, both of Davenport, IA; 22 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren; her siblings, Sr. Mary Ann Wagner OSF of Dubuque, Patricia Billings of Peoria, AZ, Sr. Anthony Wagner OSF of Dubuque, David (Judy) Wagner, of Rubicon, WI, and Denis (Kathy) Wagner of Asbury; a brother in law, Bud Kass of New Lisbon, WI; and many extended family members.

In addition to her husband, Rita was preceded in death by her parents; her brother Richard; her twin sisters Jeanan Mullen and Jean in infancy; her sister, Marilyn Kass; and her sister in law, Kathy Wagner.

Rita’s family would like to thank Bethany Home for their great care of Rita, and to Hospice of Dubuque.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Dubuque.
Read Less

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Rita Bemis (Wagner), please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for Rita

Service Details

  • Service

    Monday, July 13th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Monday, July 13th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Resurrection Catholic Church
    Address
    4300 Asbury Rd.
    DUBUQUE, IA
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Service will be Livestreamed on Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home Facebook page.
    Officiant
    Rev. Phillip Gibbs
  • Interment

    Location
    Mount Calvary Cemetery
    Address
    1111 Davis Street
    DUBUQUE, IA 52001
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

Condolences

We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Rita here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence
Flowers
Rich and Carrie Cannon, Mathew, Pam Wagner and family, and other have sent flowers to the family of Rita Bemis (Wagner).
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist
MS

Marilyn (Selchert) Steinhoff

Posted at 04:15pm
Being a friend of Mary when growing up and seeing you was fun.Mary please get a hold of me later. Thoughts and prayers for the family.
HS

Heartfelt Sympathies Store

Posted at 08:42pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. BSA Department - MidWestOne Bank
Flower Image

Peaceful White Lilies Basket was purchased for the family of Rita Bemis. Send Flowers

RC

Rich and Carrie Cannon

Posted at 12:34pm
With our deepest deepest sympathy, we are thinking of you all during this difficult time.
Flower Image

Rich and Carrie Cannon purchased flowers for the family of Rita Bemis. Send Flowers

BR

bev reinert

Posted at 11:18am
thinking of everyone. remembering the good times on elm street. bev schetgen reinert
MF

Mathew, Pam Wagner and family

Posted at 07:59pm
Let the love of the Lord be with you in this time of heartache. I hope you can find comfort knowing that she is celebrating life in Gods kingdom.
Flower Image

Mathew, Pam Wagner and family purchased flowers and planted a memorial tree for the family of Rita Bemis. Send Flowers

Loading...

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each

Webcasting

Sometimes extenuating circumstances make it difficult to attend a service. Memorial webcasting gives family and friends the opportunity to view a service live, online, from anywhere.

This event may be open-casket and the livestream may contain views of the deceased.

Share by: