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Rita D Kobriger
Jan. 8, 1926 - Jan. 19, 2018
Chilton, WI
Funeral Service:
Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018
11:00 am
Good Shepherd Catholic Church
54 E. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Funeral Visitation:
Friday, Jan. 26, 2018
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wieting Family Funeral Home
411 W. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018
9:00 am - 10:30 am
Wieting Family Funeral Home
411 W. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Burial Service:
Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018
12:00 pm
St. Augustine Catholic Cemetery
Court Road
Chilton, WI 53014
Prayer Service:
Friday, Jan. 26, 2018
7:00 pm
Wieting Family Funeral Home
411 W. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Rita D Kobriger
Chilton, WI

Rita Dorothy Kobriger, age 92, of Chilton, died on Friday, January 19, 2018 at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay.  She was born on a farm on Killsnake Road on January 8, 1926, daughter of the late Paul & Alma (Danke) Bublitz.

She grew up in the country which allowed her the opportunity to love many pets including cats, dogs, horses and pigs.  She loved each and every one, but was especially close to her beloved Sheppy the Border Collie.

Rita began school in Hilbert and due to her father’s work, she split her high school years between Oshkosh and Chilton.  It was here that she met her husband, Clifford A. Kobriger.  This dashing and boisterous Airman swept her off her feet.  They were married in 1946 and the very next year their first born son, Nicholas Paul, was born.  Soon to follow was Mary Catherine.  After a while came the 3 little girls: Beth Ann, Paula Jeanne & Patricia Lynne.  They enjoyed their family life in Green Bay and Chilton where she had resided until her death.

Rita was a dedicated singer and musician; she sang in several choirs including St. Augustine’s, the Inter Parish Choir and was known as a Foxy Lady singing and dancing with an award winning ladies chorale from Appleton called the Fox Cities Sweet Adeline’s. Rita had also served as an organist for St. Augustine Catholic Church and the Inter Parish Faith Community from 1972 until around 2008.  She played the organ with a smooth, melody lifting quality that so many people expressed an appreciation for.

Rita trained to become a nurse, but worked as a medical records supervisor for Chilton Memorial Hospital. 

Family was paramount for Rita.  She enjoyed many late spring trips to Idle Hours Resort in St. Germaine, Wisconsin where the family enjoyed fishing, food, playing cards and ice cream.  In her free time, she looked forward to shopping, especially with and for her daughters.  She loved her son, Nic, sharing his affinity for music and family; she was so proud of how he cared for his own grandchildren.  She was also a die hard Milwaukee Brewers and Green Bay Packers fan.  She knew the names of her favorite players and kept up regularly with their stats. 

In recent years, her days were filled with the enjoyment of her children, grandchildren, neighbors and the mutual care & love with her husband: Clifford. 

Rita is survived by her husband: Clifford “Doc” Kobriger; her children: Nicholas Paul (Lietta) Kobriger, Beth Ann (Tony) Jackels, Paula Jeanne (Patrick) Lynch, Patricia Lynne (Tim) Levknecht; 14 grandchildren: Sarah, Melissa, Erin, Cami, Beth, Shannon, Kristin, Nick, Josh, Tyler, Johnny, Matt, Nicole & Adam; and a niece: Dianne (Vic) Dassa.

Rita is preceded in death by her parents; a daughter: Mary Catherine Selissen; a grandchild: Benjamin Paul Lynch; her brother: Harley Bublitz; a sister: Arlyne Hurwitz; a nephew: Duane Bublitz; and a niece: Dorothy Fox.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church (54 E. Main St.) in Chilton with Rev. Ryan Krueger officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Augustine Catholic Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W. Main St.) in Chilton from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Friday, January 26, 2018 and on Saturday at the funeral home from 9:00 am until 10:30 am.  A prayer service will take place at the close of the visitation on Friday evening.

A memorial fund has been established in the name of Rita Dorothy Kobriger benefiting the Musical Arts in our local schools.
Dear Rita's family:
Please accept my condolences at your deep loss. Rita was truly a beautiful person inside and out. She was sweet Foxy Lady. I remember years ago when Cliff & Rita along with Jim & Kathy would come for supper at my house- so long ago- so many good memories. Heaven has a beautiful angel to watch over you!!! May your memories be joyful and comforting.
Sincerely,
Jamie Rozman

Jamie Rozman (friend of family) - Jan. 26, 2018


Doc, Nick & family we are so sorry for your loss. We spent many hours at your home playing cards. Rita was a gracious hostess. She will be missed. We didn't realize that Mary had passed, so sorry.

Dan & Linda Herfort (Family Frienda) - Jan. 24, 2018


I send my condolences to Doc and all the Kobrigers. I cherish many happy memories of Rita, from over 50 years ago in Green Bay. One memory in particular is Rita serving weak sugared tea in little cups for a "tea party" for her daughters and friends, myself included. Rest in peace to a sweet, kind, beautiful woman.

Kathy (Berry) Schmidt (old family friend from Green Bay) - Jan. 24, 2018


I will always remember her sweet soft spoken voice and her elegant smile. My condolences to everyone.

Mike Boll (Friend) - Jan. 22, 2018


Rita was a beautiful lady inside and out and she will be missed by all.

Mary Geier - Jan. 21, 2018


My deepest sympathy to all the family of Rita..Rita was the most kind and caring lady ever..May God bless and help you thru this trying time..

mary criter - Jan. 21, 2018


She was the most sincerely loving person I ever knew. She loved me and I loved her. We shared many laughs and tears. I know she loved Jesus and can hear the music again in Heaven. She always said how good her children were to her. And I always said I am sure you were and still are good to them. She always said I hope so. She was a woman to try to be more like...strong and soft all at the same time. I was blessed to have a close relationship with her. Always in my heart,the love she gave me and everyone. Lois

Lois Wagner Forstner (Friend) - Jan. 21, 2018


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