It is difficult to describe or sum up 95 a long time in just a couple of paragraphs. Rita experienced a fantastic lifestyle with a few detours together the way, some delighted, some tricky to deal with. To aid her by means of all of her activities, she should be credited with becoming the everlasting optimist, she often said that tomorrow would be a much better day. She held a deep connection to her Catholic faith, believing that the greatest resting spot would be with our Eternal Father in heaven.
Rita was born on the spouse and children farm in Silver Lake, Minnesota, on February 15, 1926, to Stephen Pokornowski and Clara Mallak Pokornowski. Rita married Frank J. Cafferty in 1945 in Silver Lake, Minnesota. Following acquiring four young children, the oldest of whom was 6, and just 10 times immediately after Frank and Rita’s daughter Doreen was born, Frank was involved in a auto accident which took his everyday living.
With the support of a potent household and her relationship with the Catholic Church, Rita ongoing on with lifetime. After a number of years she acquired a modest residence in Winsted, Minnesota. One particular evening when absent with her 4 youngsters, viewing her parents, that house burned down.
In 1955, Rita married Reuben Zimmerman. On March 29, 1957, they had a son, Stephen G. Zimmerman. At 11 months outdated, in February of 1958, Stephen contracted a virus which took his daily life.
Reuben was never wholesome right after the decline of their son. He eventually shed his various battles with cancer in 1967.
In the meantime, whilst Rita was increasing her household in Winsted, Minnesota, she decided that the menial work that were being available to her ended up not enough for her aspirations. Rita enrolled in and concluded her system research for training in cosmetology and commenced her lifelong profession as a thriving beautician. In 1966, Rita moved herself and her family members to St. Louis Park, Minnesota.
Rita achieved Vic Beehler and they have been married in 1970. They lived in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, until finally 1981 when they moved to Sandpoint, Idaho. Vic and Rita have been avid sq. dancers. Collectively, they put in several hrs on the dance floor, sq. dancing, as nicely as dancing polkas and waltzes. They danced very very well collectively as they glided throughout lots of dance flooring. They lived as inseparable soulmates.
After retirement, Vic and Rita invested winters touring and eventually purchased a wintertime dwelling in Florence, Arizona. Vic passed absent in 2006 just as they ended up getting ready to depart their Arizona residence and return to Sandpoint.
Because she was always gracious and caring, it was straightforward for Rita to make buddies. She had lots of close friends in Sandpoint, at their wintertime residence in Arizona, and numerous other elements of the United States. Rita continued to commit the following couple of winters in Florence till her overall health declined a bit and she did not come to feel comfy getting alone.
The past few several years, Rita expended most of her time with her daughter, Doreen Dolyniuk. It was simply because of Doreen’s regular care and the several visits from her spouse and children and mates that Rita was quite a lot at ease and ready for whatever was to come about.
Rita is survived by Vic’s two daughters, Lorna (Fred) Germain, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Donna (Dennis) Wieder, Vancouver, Washington her 3 sons, Dennis Cafferty, Sandpoint, Kenneth (Shelia) Cafferty, Rathdrum, Idaho, and Frank S. (Jean) Cafferty, Sandpoint and her daughter, Doreen Dolyniuk, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, Rochelle (Paul) Gibbs, and Darcy (Chad) Steger, the two couples from Minneapolis, Christina (Mike) Miscovich, Coldfoot, Alaska, Kipp (Jenny) Cafferty, Minneapolis, Amanda (Mark) Wilkins, Spokane, Washington, Sean (Leah) Cafferty, Publish Falls, Idaho, Meggie ( Dave Dail) Cafferty, Moscow, Idaho, Jonas (Rachel) Cafferty, Minneapolis, Dr. Curtis (Shannon) Wozniak, U.S. Air Power, Warrant Officer III, Anthony J. Wozniak, U.S. Military, and Kaitlyn (Brandon) Shelton, Article Falls as well as many great-grandchildren, and step-grandchildren.
The Rosary/Vigil services will be claimed at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 31, 2021, in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 31, 2021 in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Father Sleeva Raju officiating. Inurnment will acquire place in Pinecrest Memorial Park.
Memorials might be made to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Sandpoint, Idaho, or Sandpoint Space Senior Centre, Sandpoint, wherever Vic and Rita liked to commit time getting lunches, participating in bingo and taking part in cards.
Household and pals are invited to sign her visitor reserve at www.coffeltfuneral.com.
Preparations are underneath the treatment of Coffelt Funeral Service.