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Obituary of Rita Turnwald
ADRIAN – Rita Katherine Turnwald, age 102, of Adrian, formerly of Morenci, died July 9, 2018, at Lenawee Medical Care Facility.
She was born April 13, 1916 in Adrian to Joseph and Catherine (Reck) Libs. On October 20, 1949, in Adrian she married Frederick Turnwald and he preceded her in death on February 6, 1991. She was a faithful and active member of Our Lady of Mercy Church in Fayette, OH. In November 2007, Rita became a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Adrian. Rita enjoyed reading, crocheting, bingo, and various activities at Lenawee Medical Care Facility. She was a loyal fan of U of M Football and the Detroit Tigers. Her favorite pastime was playing cards and being with her family.
Rita is survived by five children, Cynthia (Gregory) Chesney of Monroe, Timothy (Jan) Turnwald of Onsted, Gregory Turnwald of Cleveland, OH, Gretchen Turnwald of Archbold, OH, and Martha (Michael) Fether of Bowling Green, OH; eight grandchildren, Bradley (Kristy) Turnwald, Jeffrey (Jessica) Chesney, Jonathon Fether, Lori (Todd) Bettinger, Ryan (Krissy) Chesney, Ashley (Jacob) Reinecke, Brian Turnwald, Michele Fontaine; and nine great grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Charles, Edward, and George Libs; sisters, Marguerite VanOsselaer, Ruth Dempsey, Rose Scott, and Irene Downer.
Visitation for Rita will be held on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, from 3:00-8:00 p.m. with a Vigil Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian. The Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, July 12, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. until the time of the Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Adrian. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Morenci.
You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Joseph Pantry Service in Adrian or the Stair Public Library in Morenci. Envelopes are available at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.