Rita M. Poppe, age 87, of Round Lake, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at Hillcrest Nursing Center. She was born August 19, 1929 in Chicago, to Frank and Mae (Ulatowski) Rosinski. On June 27, 1953 Rita married Arnold Poppe in Round Lake.
Rita was born and raised in Chicago, in the early 1950’s she moved to the Round Lake area to marry Arnold and raise a family of her own. In addition to a full-time job raising her four children, Rita also enjoyed a lifelong career in business administration, and served as the Finance Director for the Village of Round Lake Beach in the 1980’s. After retirement in 1982, Rita moved to Las Vegas, NV, and returned to the Round Lake area in 2005 and enjoyed summering in Maine.
Rita is survived by four children, Gail (Greg) Lutz of Volo, IL, Rita (Tim) DeWald of Yorba Linda, CA, Jill (Wally) Gross of Rangeley, ME, Arnold (Jeannie Curtis) Poppe of Spring Grove, IL; nine grandchildren, Natalie (Mike) DeWald-Wulff of Anaheim, CA, Kristen Costello of Buffalo Grove, IL, Jared (Cheyenne) DeWald of Yorba Linda, CA, Noreen Costello of Buffalo Grove, IL, Nicholas (Rebecca) Fitzgerald of West Palm Beach, FL, Brittany Poppe of Brea, CA, Jacob Poppe of Spring Grove, IL, Trevor Lutz of Antioch, IL, Casey (Rachel) Lutz of Lindenhurst, IL; great-granddaughter, Isla Fitzgerald of West Palm Beach, FL; nephews, Ray and Ron Listman; and many loving cousins, and her beloved sister-in-law Jean (Poppe) Caroll, and her brother-in-law Raymond Listman.
In addition to her parents, Rita was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold Poppe, brother, Jerry Rosinski, and her sister-in-law Jane Listman.
Friends and neighbors may gather for a memorial visitation from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, June 23, 2017, at Justen’s Round Lake Funeral Home, 222 N. Rosedale Court, Round Lake, IL 60073. The funeral service will be 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Inurnment will be in Paradise Memorial Garden Cemetery in Las Vegas, NV.
For those wishing to send an expression of sympathy, the family suggests memorials to Alzheimer’s Disease Research, 22512 Gateway Drive, Clarksburg, MD, 20871.
For information, please call the funeral home at 847-546-3300 or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for Rita’s family.
Justen’s Round Lake Funeral Home
222 N. Rosedale Court
Round Lake, IL 60073