Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Rita M. Cosgrove
Service: December 12, 2015
Rita M. Cosgrove
Rita M. Cosgrove, age 57, of Sullivan, went to her Heavenly home on Thursday, December 3, 2015.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at Noon at Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown with Rev. Dean Zemple officiating. Family and friends may gather at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family would be appreciated to assist with medical expenses. Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
Rita Marie Benson was born on September 18, 1958 in Harvard, Illinois, the daughter of Marvin Sr. and Shirley (nee Lindemann) Benson. On December 3, 1983 she married James P. Cosgrove Sr. in Woodstock, Illinois. Rita enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She loved her dogs, the northwoods and the outdoors, particularly fishing, and her flowers. She loved to cook, especially for a crowd.
Rita is survived by her father, Marvin; husband, James; children, Greg A. (Nikki) Lietsch; Frank P. Lietsch; James P. Cosgrove Jr.; grandchildren, Aiden and Rory Lietsch; brothers, Ken (Barbara) Benson; Marvin Benson Jr.; Bob (Cindy) Benson; sisters, Diana (Keith) King; Carol (Mike) Peterson; Julie (Pete) Zappa as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her mother, Shirley, step-mother Pat (nee Johnson) Benson and brother, Steven Benson.
Rita was a wonderful and loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She will be greatly, greatly missed by all.
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