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Rita Marie Peiffer

Female 1920 - 2007  (86 years)

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  • Name Rita Marie Peiffer 
    Born 1 Oct 1920  Aurora, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 2 Mar 2007  Fort Aktkinson, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Beacon News, 8 Mar 2007
      Rita M. Bassett, 1920-2007

      Rita M. Bassett (Peiffer), 86, formerly of Aurora, passed away Friday, March 2, 2007 at Fort Memorial Hospital in Fort Atkinson, WI. She was born October 1, 1920 in Aurora, IL.

      Rita was a longtime member of St. Joseph Church and a current member of St. Mary's Church in Palmyra, WI. She was employed by Illinois Bell and the High Street Pharmacy. For many years Rita lovingly cared for her sister Lucille, who was afflicted with Down Syndrome. Rita enjoyed word puzzles, fishing and dancing.

      She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Thomas Bassett; and numerous nieces and nephews.

      She was preceded in death by her parents, Theodore and Margaret (Klaren) Peiffer; five brothers, Michael, Alfred, Joseph, Carl and Leo; four sisters, Mae, Frances, Lucille and Evelyn.

      Funeral services will be Friday, March 9, 2007 at 12:00 PM at St. Joseph Church, Fr. Jerome Leake will officiate with interment at St. Joseph Cemetery.

      Visitation will be Friday, March 9, 2007 from 10:30 AM until the funeral hour at St. Joseph Church, 722 High Street, Aurora, IL.

      Arrangements with the Daleiden Mortuary, 220 N. Lake Street, Aurora, IL 60506. (63) 631-5500 or visit our website at:

      In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to National Down Syndrome Society 666 Broadway, New York, NY 10012 or the Disable Veterans of America, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.
    Person ID I428  39B The Bassetts of Norfolk,England
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2020 

    Family Thomas W. Bassett,   b. 6 Jul 1922, Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 2020, East Troy Manor, East Troy, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years) 
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    Family ID F134  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart