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Rita C Krall

November 19, 1923 April 16, 2019
Rita C Krall
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Obituary for Rita C Krall

Rita C. Krall, 95, died peacefully Tuesday, April 16, 2019 surrounded by her family.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 AM Tuesday, April 23 at St. Wenceslaus Church with Father Gary Beckman officiating. Visitation will Monday from 4 to 7 PM at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, Iowa City, where a rosary will be recited at 4 PM. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to the charity of the donor’s choice or to a memorial fund in Rita’s name.
Rita was born November 19, 1923 in Iowa City, the daughter of Frank and Bessie (Greazel) Lenoch. She was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School. On August 16, 1949 Rita married Joseph H. Krall in Iowa City. Joe died on January 14, 2004.
Prior to marriage Rita was employed at Piper’s Candy and Northwestern Bell, where she was a telephone operator. Joe and Rita were longtime Johnson County farmers. When Rita married Joe, the city girl moved to the country and became a farm wife and mom. She loved to garden, can, bake and work in the yard.
Rita was a loyal, longtime Hawkeye football fan who began attending games when as a freshman in high school and when it cost 50 cents to attend. Joe and Rita had season tickets to Iowa games from the early years in their marriage.
Rita’s grandchildren and great grandchildren were the love of her life. She never missed a chance to attend their sporting events, school functions and dance recitals.
She was a member of St. Wenceslaus Church and the Altar and Rosary Society.
Rita always had a positive, upbeat attitude and welcomed others with a smile. She always put others before herself.
The family extends their appreciation to all the caregivers at Crestview Care Center.
Rita is survived by her three children, Joette Meyer and Mike (Candy) Krall, both of Solon and Kris (Don) Murphy of West Branch; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, Matthew Meyer and his daughter, Chloe Jo, Jeremy Krall, Jamie (Cory) Gebel and their children, Rylan and Dalton, Jodie (Vince) Colson, Angela (Mike) Klinkkammer and their children, Lexi, Aly and Eli; Luke Murphy (Jenny Robb); sisters-in-law, Pat Lenoch, Sophie Lenoch and Marian Knowling; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Joe; siblings, Father Francis Lenoch, Leo Lenoch, Magdalen (John) Kasper, John Lenoch, and Peter (Kathryne) Lenoch; and her son-in-law, Jim Meyer.
Online condolences may be sent to www.lensingfuneral.com


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Visitation

Monday

22

Apr

4:00 PM 4/22/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 4/22/2019 7:00:00 PM
Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City

605 Kirkwood Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240

Rosary will be racited at 4 PM

Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City
605 Kirkwood Avenue Iowa City 52240 IA
United States

Service

Tuesday

23

Apr

10:00 AM 4/23/2019 10:00:00 AM
St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church

630 East Davenport Street
Iowa City, IA 52245

St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church
630 East Davenport Street Iowa City 52245 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Joseph's Cemetery- Iowa City Final Resting Place

1122 N. Dodge Street
Iowa City, IA 52245

1122 N. Dodge Street Iowa City 52245 IA
United States
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