Mass of Christian Burial for Rita F. Stumpf, 84, of Riverside will be held Tuesday, December 2, at 10:00 AM at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Riverside with Father David Brownfield and Deacon Derick Cranston officiating. Burial will follow at Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery in Richmond. Visitation will be held Monday, December 1 from 2 – 7 PM at St. Mary's Catholic Church with a Rosary and Vigil at 2:00PM. A memorial fund has been established for the family's choice. Rita Stumpf died Thursday, November 27, 2014 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.
Rita Frances (Thomann) Stumpf was born September 15, 1930 in Riverside, Iowa the daughter of Clarence and Alma (Simon) Thomann. She graduated from St. Mary's Catholic School. On May 5, 1951 she was united in marriage to Robert J. "Red" Stumpf at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Rita was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the HJ Club. Rita raised nine children. zShe cleaned Holy Trinity Catholic Church for 10 years and took care of the linens at St. Mary's. Rita enjoyed flower gardening, baking, cooking and birds. She was known for her cinnamon rolls, pancakes and cookies.
Survivors include nine children: Terry (Mary Jane) Stumpf of Riverside, Randy (Betty) Stumpf of Kalona, Nancy (Jim) Flynn of Washington, Beverly (Bob) Miller of Riverside, Nick (Sue) Stumpf of Ainsworth, Tim (Kris) Stumpf of Lone Tree, Laurie (Randy) Sexton of Riverside, Rod Stumpf of Kalona, Bonnie Stumpf of Riverside, 15 grandchildren and four step grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and nine step great grandchilden and one sister, Annette (Jim) Shalla of Kalona and sister in law and friend, Betty Thomann of Riverside.
Preceding Rita in death were her parents, her husband Robert, one son, Mike, one brother, Joe Thomann and two sisters, Rose Thomann and Viola Kasper.