Rita M. Faundeen, age 81, passed away peacefully, with family by her side on Oct. 8, 2011, at Senior Class Care, Nisswa. Born April 13, 1930, in Reading, Minn.
Rita is survived by three daughters, Cheryl (David) Craig, of Pequot Lakes, Marilyn (Mike) Pollack, of Oceanside, Calif., and LaVonne (Steve) Hoppenrath, of Champlin, Minn.; 11 grandchildren, Matthew, Joshua, Anna, Daniel, Anthony, Maria, Melanie, Michael, Lindy, Bryan and Chris; 10 great-grandchildren, Mariah, Madeline, Dominic, Damian, Brianna, Elena, Andrew, William, Landon and Shanley; two sisters, Berniece Johnson, of Stanchfield, Minn., Frances Christians, of Marshall, Minn.; one brother, Kenneth Christians; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harm and Grace (Johnson) Christians; two sisters, Edna Huge and Irene Johnson.
Memorial services will be 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15 at St. Alice Catholic Church, Pequot Lakes, with lunch following. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. Private family inurnment will be at Jenkins Cemetery, Jenkins, Minn. Special thanks to the kind care givers at Riverside Memory Care, Pine River, Senior Class Care, Nisswa and Heartland Hospice. Arrangements are with Kline Funeral Home, Pine River.