Rita I. Chappelle, 88, Green Bay, died Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at a local nursing home. She was born June 20, 1924 in Green Bay to the late Jules and Mary (Bruyninckz) Boschaert. On May 20, 1944, she married Neil Chappelle; he preceded her in death April 23, 2006.
Rita was a woman of faith and integrity who loved her family and was committed to the Lord. She had been employed as a receptionist at Weight Watchers. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church Women and Trinity Lutheran Quilters. She also was treasurer of the Brown County Chapter #268 AARP for many years.
Survivors include one son, Robert (Patricia) Chappelle, Lake Zurich, Illinois; two daughters, Lois (Roy) Graham and Luann Glielmi, both of Green Bay; grandchildren, Lori, Rachel, Justin, Angela, Aria, Ryan and Aaron; great-grandchildren, Gretta, Ava and Tyler; her sister, Maryann De Jardin; two sisters-in-law, Edna Chappelle and Jackie Boschaert; and one brother-in-law, Ward Chappelle.
In addition to her parents and husband, Neil, she was preceded in death by a baby, daughter, Virginia and two brothers, Louis and Earl.
Visitation will take place from 9 to 11 am Monday, April 22, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 330 South Broadway, where the funeral service will take place at 11 am with the Rev. Michael Baucom officiating. Entombment will be at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd.
The family would like to express special thanks to the Unity Hospice staff for all of their care and concern for Rita.
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Dear Luann and family, My mom just told me of the news today. I wanted to send my condolences. Every time I bake bread, (even 45-50 years later) I think of her. I remember when I was little and would come over to pla... more
Dear Maryann, Bob, Lois, and LuAnne, I was so sorry to hear of Rita's death. I don't know if all of you know that when I was a small child, Rita baby-sat me; that's how she got to meet your father and marry him. That wa... more
Bob, Lois, & LuAnn, I am so sorry to learn about your Mom's passing. I will miss Rita's phone calls. Always enjoyed our chats about both of our family's, Churches, mutual friends, etc. She was a wonderful, faithful wo... more
Rita was an outstanding woman who had a fantastic work ethic and great wisdom. I always knew if Rita was my receptionist the paperwork would be exact and CORRECT! Her strong faith was like a beacon in the night and she c... more