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Rita M. Seelen – Obituary

Name: Rita M. Seelen

Age: 83

Born: 04-04-1934

Died: 10-31-2017

Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud

St. John Cantius Catholic Church, St. Cloud

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at St. John Cantius Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Rita M. Seelen, age 83, of St. Cloud who passed away at her home on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Reverend Thomas Knoblach will officiate. Entombment will take place at Assumption Cemetery Mausoleum in St. Cloud.

Family and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday and after 9:00 a.m. on Saturday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud. Parish prayers will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

Rita was born on April 4, 1934 in Richmond, Minnesota to Bernard and Hildegarde (Rieter) Schreifels. She married James C. Seelen on August 17, 1953 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Waite Park. Rita worked for many years at Queens Fashion Clothing Store. She was a member of St. John Cantus Catholic Church, Rosary Sodality, Legion of Mary, Waite Park American Legion Silver Star Post Auxiliary Unit #428, St. Cloud V.F.W. Post #4847 Auxiliary and Central Minnesota Koinonia.

Rita enjoyed gardening and spending time with family and friends (especially her grandchildren).

Rita is survived by her children, Mary (Gary) Jenderseck of Becker, Barbara of St. Cloud, Connie Foss of St. Cloud and Susan of St. Cloud; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister and brother, Lorraine Gohman, Elmer (Carol) Schreifels; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James in 2002; infant son, Joseph; brother, Sylvester Schreifels; and brother-in-law, Eugene Gohman.

Guestbook for Rita M. Seelen

Harley & Linda Holden
, Brother-in-law
November 3, 2017, 5:50 pm
Dear Mary, Barb, Connie & Susan, Our hearts hurt with yours and your families! Rita was such a Sweetie and a joy to be around! We know you are hurting & we hurt with you, but we know she's in Heaven with Jesus and we'll see her again some day! We like Psalm 116:15, "Very dear to the LORD are the lies of His followers. He cares when they face death." ERV We were planning to drive over today and be with you this afternoon and tomorrow morning, but the roads are treacherous so here are our hugs and kisses: XOXOXOXOXOXOXO! Share them with each other and your families and friends! We love you & will be holding each of you up in prayer!
Diane Theisen-Gorder
, Classmate of Barbs
November 3, 2017, 2:44 am
Dear Barb and Mary and families, Saw that your Mom had passed away and wanted to let you know how sorry I was to hear. I remember you from School and from the Teen Club at the Moose Lodge. Please accept my condolences for your loss. Our heart felt sympathies to you all. From the Apollo Class of ‘74.
November 2, 2017, 10:19 am
Saddened how quickly one family's life can be changed so instantly. I can't think of any words......just know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in God’s promises “He will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:4. Psalm 37:29 ‘The righteous will possess the earth, And they will live forever on it.’ Matthew 5:5 “Happy are the mild-tempered, since they will inherit the earth.” Our sincere condolences.
, Granddaughter in law
November 2, 2017, 3:26 am
Grandma will truly be missed. Her huge heart and straight to the point attitude. Every time you visited her you better make sure you had nowhere else to be for the next few house. Always left a visit with her feeling loved. I will miss her so much!
Kevin Hoskins
, Nephew
November 1, 2017, 11:19 pm
Aunt Rita and Uncle Jim always recognized our daughters sacraments to the Catholic faith. We were so blessed by there attendance, cards and support. There influence on our family was sincere and appreciated. Kevin
Renate & Bill Schaefer
, Niece
November 1, 2017, 10:22 pm
Aunt Rita always had a hug to spare with and an I love you to boot! I admired her open and honest opinions and most of all her sense of humor! We will all miss you!! Big hugs and I love you!!!

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