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Ritsuko “Rita” Neitzel
Service: November 23, 2013
Ritsuko “Rita” Neitzel
Ritsuko “Rita” Neitzel, age 82, of Watertown, passed away on Sunday morning November 17, 2013 at the Watertown Regional Medical Center.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at the Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown, on Saturday November 23rd from 11:00 AM until 1 PM followed by a 1:30 pm. graveside service at the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery just South of Reeseville WI. In lieu of flowers memorials to Trinity Lutheran Church would be appreciated. The Hafemeister Funeral Home of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.

Ritsuko Abe was born on October 13, 1931 in Yamagata, Japan the daughter of Chiaki and Hanoyo (Igarashi) Abe. On May 28, 1962 she married Walter C. Neitzel in Tokyo, Japan. After some traveling while her husband was in the USAF, they eventually settled in Watertown in 1978, and have lived there ever since.

Rita had been last employed as a dental assistant in Watertown until her retirement.
She loved cooking both Japanese and American cuisine. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting. Rita also enjoyed traveling and garage sales. Her two Poodles, Scooter and Nicky were her constant companions.

She is survived by her husband Walter of Watertown, two sisters, Chiako (Yukio)Kamimura, and Nobuko (Ryoichi) Sato, two brothers Kazuta (Miako) Abe and Noriaki Abe, nieces, nephews other relatives and friends, and a special friend and Niece,Shinobu, Who will come to Wisconsin from Southern Australia to see her Aunt Ritsuko one last time.
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