Rita H. Zastrow of Waupaca, WI, formerly of Kenosha passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at the Wisconsin Veteran’s Home King, WI.
She was born in Milwaukee, WI on March 5, 1925 to the late Frank and Mary (Molitor) Gradall. She was educated in local schools. On July 21, 1943, she married Gerald Zastrow at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Milwaukee. After 63 years of marriage, Gerry preceded her in death on September 12, 2006. In 1953, Rita and Gerry relocated to Kenosha, where she was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. As a homemaker, she was also a member of Kenosha Shiner’s Auxiliary. After Gerry’s retirement, they relocated to Waupaca where she was a member of St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church.
She is survived by her children: Terry (Louise) Zastrow, Gerry (Heidi) Zastrow, Barbara Lenz, Karen Evans and Debbie (Fiancée Masao Yanagida) Zastrow, 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters, and a son- in-law Richard Lenz.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Waupaca, WI. A Memorial gathering for Rita will be held at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m. Burial of cremains will be held at St. Mary Magdalene Cemetery following the service. The Holly Funeral Home of Waupaca is assisting the family with arrangements.
A special thanks to the staff at the Wisconsin Veterans Home and Theda Care at Home Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to St.Mary Magdalene Church or to Camp Cleghorn Chapel Fund would be appreciated.