Rita Chapman Dec. 11, 1937 – Oct. 1, 2020


Rita Chapman

      Rita Chapman, age 82, died Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 at Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A public visitation was held from 4 until 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 at Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello, where a parish Vigil Service was held at 4 p.m. Private family services were held Wednesday. Interment was in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monticello. Fr. Paul Baldwin officiated at the services. Mask must be worn and fitted properly over the nose and mouth at all times to enter the funeral home. Social distancing needs to be practiced as well.

      Surviving are three daughters, Pam (Russ) Knock, LuAnn (Mike) Manson and Valerie Frericks, a daughter -in-law, Judy Chapman, 11 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren, three siblings, Barbara Martin, Edward (Alice) Redmond and Robert (Pat) Redmond. She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter Amy and a son Wayne, 10 siblings, Loretta Tuttle, Lucille Poppe, John Redmond, Earl Redmond, Mary Picray, Agnes Still, Elizabeth Ash, Eugene Redmond, George Redmond and Johanna Deuker.

      Rita Christine Redmond was born Dec. 11, 1937 at the family home in Cascade. She was the daughter of Benjamin and Anna (Dietiker) Redmond. Rita attended the Cascade schools. She was married to Cecil Chapman. They later divorced. Rita worked as a waitress in the Home Café in Monticello and other places. Later she worked at Farm Tech in Hopkinton and moved with them to Dyersville where she retired in 1999.
Rita enjoyed time spent with her family, especially if it was with a good pot of coffee. She enjoyed mushroom hunting, watching westerns and the Golden Girls.

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