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Rita A. Palmersheim – Obituary

Name: Rita A. Palmersheim

Age: 94

Born: 03-18-1926

Died: 02-06-2021

Daniel Funeral Home, St. Joseph

St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Joseph

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in St. Joseph for Rita A. Palmersheim, age 94, of St. Joseph who passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at her home in St. Joseph. Reverend Jerome Tupa, O.S.B. will officiate. Burial will be in the Parish Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday and after 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Joseph. Parish Prayers will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home in St. Joseph.

Rita was born on March 18, 1926 in St. Wendel Township, Stearns County to Albert and Agnes (Maurer) Lodermeier. She married Maurice Palmersheim on June 6, 1949 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in St. Joseph.  Rita was a homemaker all of her life.

She loved bird watching, gardening, sewing, embroidery, painting, baking, accordion music, and was a very faithful member of her church.

Rita is survived by her husband, Maurice; children Richard Palmersheim of St. Joseph, and Mary Lee (Len) Schmitz of Cold Spring; grandchildren, Chris (Kim) Schmitz, Erica Martinez, Leah (Joe) Henke and Jessi (Mike) Petron; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Fink; and special friends the Phillipp Family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister Lorraine Landwehr; brothers Raymond and Jerome.

A Special Thank You to the Staff of St. Croix Hospice for all the care given to Rita.

Guestbook for Rita A. Palmersheim

Catherine warner
, Friend
February 13, 2021, 11:02 pm
Rita is and was a very caring and kind person always had a smile for you and a kind word she always looked forward to your next visit. Rita had a heart of gold Ritas best friends are the Phillips and they were more then friends the Phillips took them as if they were there there mom and dad so much love palmersheims and phillips
Bob Landwehr
, nephew
February 8, 2021, 1:52 pm
Maurice, Rich and Mary Lee: It saddens me to learn that youve lost your wife and mother and, for me, my aunt. Although painful now, it helps to look back on my warm childhood memories of Rita. From playing softball and horseshoes in the fields next to your home during our amazing Lodermeier family reunions, to drinking that famous sweet well water and having a slice of Rita's lemon meringue pie it's still the best I've ever tasted! Not only was Rita a fantastic baker (and I enjoyed every bit of it) but she was a genuinely funny woman. Her sense of humor would always catch me by surprise and you could tell just how much fun she (and we) got from it. Though I will miss her, the memories will always make me smile. Love and hugs, Bob (and Lori) Landwehr

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