Rita Oestrich

Obituary of Rita G. Oestrich

Cohocton – Merrill, WI – Rita G. Oestreich, 83, formerly of Cohocton passed away Thursday August 8, 2019 at Ascension Good Samaritan Health Center, Merrill, WI. 


Rita was born July 3, 1936 in Cohocton the daughter of Loris and Laura (Brown) Graves.  She married Edward Howard and he preceded her in death.  Rita was a secretary in both New York and Wisconsin; was employed with the Private Industry Council of Marathon County; and at retirement, Rita was working for the Steuben County Sheriff’s Department.  Rita enjoyed knitting, gardening, cooking, baking and singing in the church choirs Cohocton and Wisconsin. 


Rita is survived by her three daughters, Lorie (John) Warren of IL, Lisa Howard of Appleton, WI and Lizabeth (Mark) Heckendorf of Merrill, WI; her son, Lynn (Lisa) Howard of Stoughton, WI; her grandchildren, Ashley, Leslie, Emily and Megan; and her sister Janet (Allan) of FL. 


Rita’s family and friends are invited to attend her graveside service on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 11am at Mapleview Cemetery in Cohocton.   

Graveside Service

Wednesday October 23, 2019 11am Mapleview Cemetery, Cohocton, NY
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