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Rita Fohne

Rita L. Fohne (Gnaedinger)

Monday, March 25th, 1935 - Sunday, August 2nd, 2020
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Obituary

Rita L. Fohne (nee Gnaedinger), age 85, of Lebanon, entered into eternal rest at 8:55 p.m. Sunday, August 2, 2020 at her residence with her family by her side. She was born March 25, 1935 in Pierron, IL, the daughter of the late Anthony and Laura (nee Voegele) Gnaedinger.

Rita was a homemaker and worked the family farm with her husband Ervin P. Fohne, whom she married June 7, 1955. He preceded her in death February 2, 2004. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lebanon. She cherished spending time with her family and friends and enjoyed going to quilt bingos.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her in-laws, George and Edna (nee Loyet) Fohne; a sister, Genevieve Winkler; two brothers: Carl and Vincent Gnaedinger; and her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Lorene and Sarah Gnaedinger, John Long, Eldon (Cornelius) Fohne, Georgia (Alois) Hogg, Mildred (David) Obernuefemann, Lucy (John) Rutherford, Gertrude (Laverne) Lodes and Cletus (Sue) Fohne.

Surviving are Rita’s sons: Dennis (Edith) Fohne of Trenton, Roger (Robin) Fohne of Belleville, Gregory (Annette) Fohne of Lebanon and Norman (Rhonda) Fohne of Lebanon; ten grandchildren: Shawn (Valerie) Fohne, Chad (Rachel) Fohne, Alex (Tonya) Fohne, Timothy (Kelly) Fohne, Nathan (Heather) Fohne, Becky (Eric) Harris, Khristin (Brandon) Voss, Khristopher Fohne (Heather VanDerWal, Stephen Fohne and Laura Fohne (Nathan Morton); eighteen great-grandchildren: Austin, Aubrey, Faith, Kara, Autumn, Taylor, Nolan, Keira, Natalie, Ty and Madison Fohne, Jayce, Reagan and Grant Voss, Raelyn and Abigail Harris, and Brandon (Maddy) and Jordan Webb; two brothers: Richard and Donald Gnaedinger; three sisters: Joan Long, Sharon (Jim) Widman and Denise (Dennis) Stoecklin; and her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Andrew Winkler, Mary Gnaedinger, and Anna Mae (Bill) Roberts; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given as masses at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Lebanon.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Saturday, August 8, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lebanon, with a Mass of Christian Burial following at 11 a.m. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Lebanon. Facial coverings and social distancing will be required.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, August 8th, 2020 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, August 8th, 2020 9:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    St. Joseph Catholic Church
    Address
    901 N. Alton St.
    LEBANON, IL 62254
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  • Service

    Saturday, August 8th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, August 8th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    St. Joseph Catholic Church
    Address
    901 N. Alton St.
    LEBANON, IL 62254
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  • Interment

    Location
    St. Joseph Cemetery
    Address
    Monroe St.
    LEBANON, IL 62254
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Cindy, Art and Samantha Waterman and Denny, Denise, Jeff, Chrissy,, Curt, Molly and fam sent flowers to the family of Rita L. Fohne (Gnaedinger).
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Thomas

Posted at 11:57am
Dear Fohne family,
I just wanted to share that my thoughts and prayers are with you concerning Rita's passing. Ervin and Rita were special people to me, and those I will remember from my early days at St. Joseph for their warmth and hospitality. When I think of them and the interactions I had with them, it brings a sense of calm to my spirit. I have missed Ervin for many years now, and I will hold dear the memory of Rita as well. May God bless and keep you all as you move forward with life, and may the memory of these dear family memories be a source of joy and inspiration for you in the years ahead.
Sincerely, Tom Forsyth - Guitarist & Liturgist @ St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lebanon, IL
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Cindy, Art and Samantha Waterman

Posted at 12:25pm
With loving memories of my Godmother Aunt Rita. Our sympathies and prayers for comfort for her sons and their families.
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Posted at 11:50am
With heartfelt sympathy and lovely memories of Aunt Rita
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To the Fohne Family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Terry and Kathy, Terry Jr. and Kathy Jo, Matt and Missy, and Becky and Scott
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Posted at 02:40pm
Our deepest sympathy and prayers for the family. From Jim and Sharon Widman, Jackie and Kevin Waldron and Robert and Jenny Widman. Love to you all!
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