Rita J. Massier
Rita J. Massier Born: January 24, 1936 Died: October 15, 2016 Rita J. Massier, 80, of DeKalb, Illinois, died Saturday, October 15, 2016, at her daughter's home in Cherry Valley. Born January 24, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of John and Margaret (Mentgen) Sullivan, Rita married Ronald Massier on May 10, 1958 at St. Mary Catholic Church in DeKalb. Rita graduated from DeKalb High School Class of 1954. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in DeKalb and was employed by DeKalb Clinic. She enjoyed ceramics, traveling, her grandchildren's activities, and was a devoted mother and friend. She is survived by four daughters, Joanie (Stephan) Achs of Milwaukee, Patty Massier of Rockford, Kathy (Scott) McLeland of Cherry Valley, Julie (Kenric) Garber of Phoenix, Arizona; nine grandchildren, Alexis, Brianna, Max, Marcus, Conner, Kaitlyn, Dane, Ethan, Jonathan; several nieces and nephews; and the Henry and Irene Meier family. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two brothers; and three sisters. The Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at St. Mary Catholic Church, 321 Pine Street, DeKalb, Illinois, with Fr. Dean Russell officiating. Burial of cremated remains will be at St. Mary Cemetery in DeKalb. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services, Tuesday, at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Rita J. Massier Memorial Fund, addressed to the Massier Family in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 South Fourth Street, DeKalb, IL 60115. For information, visit www.AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com or call 815-756-1022.
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