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Welcome to the memorial page for

Rita E. Coombs

November 17, 1932 ~ October 30, 2017 (age 84)

Though we mourn the death of a precious loved one, a dear grandmother, sister, aunt, and most spectacularly, a mother, we rejoice in the memory of her life, full of determination, caring, and love.

On October 30, 2017, Rita died peacefully, surrounded by her close family. Rita E. Coombs (Kostuch) was born November 17, 1932 in Rosholt, Wisconsin. She enjoyed being a beautician and went on to retire from this occupation after more than 20 years at J.C. Penney.  Most of all, Rita cherished being a homemaker and mother of six.

Rita is survived by six brothers and two sisters, her children, Debra Millen (Kerry), Jack Coombs (Lisa), Paul Coombs, Brenda Granlund (Chris), Craig Coombs (Julie), Mark Coombs (Shannon), and eleven amazing grandchildren. 

Her passions were taking long walks, gardening, polka and other dancing, the theatre, volunteering and attending weekly mass. She led a very active lifestyle which often saw her at the senior center, farmer’s market, local activities and always surrounded by many close friends. She was determined to live life to the fullest and was a beacon of hope to all those she encountered.  She will always be remembered for her unmatched affection for her family and friends.

Visitation will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday, November 3rd from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, November 4th located at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Brookfield (1755 N. Calhoun Rd.) followed by burial at Wisconsin Memorial Park.

Peace and comfort is now hers as she is walking and dancing with Jesus in heaven. 

We love you Rita and will never forget you!

Charitable donations may be made to:

Omaha Home for Boys

 Service Information

November 3, 2017

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Becker Ritter Funeral Home
14075 W. North Ave.
Brookfield, WI 53005

Mass of Christian Burial
November 4, 2017

10:00 AM
St. John Vianney Catholic Church
1755 N. Calhoun Rd.
Brookfield, WI 53005

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