Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

October 25, 2012

Rita Siemer


Effingham Daily News

TEUTOPOLIS — Rita G. Siemer, 66, of Teutopolis, passed away at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at her daughter’s home in St. Peter.

    Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Sigel. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Bauer Funeral Home, Effingham. Memorials may be made to Sigel St. Michael’s School Tuition Assistance, St. Peter Lutheran Tuition Assistance or donor’s choice. Condolences may be left at www.bauerfh.com.

    Rita was born Oct. 11, 1946, the daughter of Clyde E. Burrus II and wife, Lois M. Nees. She married John L. Siemer on June 23, 1973, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Sigel and he survives. Rita was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Sigel. She also served in the St. Michael’s Council of Catholic Women, was a Girl Scout leader and a summer softball coach for several years. Rita enjoyed spending time with her family, playing cards, reading and rooting for the Chicago Cubs. She was employed by Walmart for 23 years; starting out as floor associate and worked her way up to co-manager.

    Rita is survived by her husband, John; two sons, John C. of Wixom, Mich., and Tim (Jen) of Joplin, Mo.; two daughters, Amy (Leland) Reiss of St. Peter and Jennifer Siemer of Teutopolis; two brothers, Clyde (Tricia) Burrus III of Charleston and Steve (Billie) Burrus of Mason, Ohio; one sister, Susie (Darrell) Nees of Charleston; brother-in-law, Jim (Kim) Siemer of Effingham; two sisters-in-law, Jean (Jim) Dodson of Valley Park, Mo., and Mary Ellen Pagliughi of Effingham; grandson, Braden Christopher and granddaughter, Macy Lynn.

    Rita was preceded in death by her parents.