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Published December 05, 2012, 12:00 AM

Rita Politiski

Rita Politiski, 94, of Perham, formerly Ottertail Lake and Doran, MN, died peacefully with her family present, on Monday, November 26, 2012 at Sanford Health in Perham, Minnesota.

Rita Bernadine was born May 21, 1918 to Adolph and Anna (Pechacek) Schrieber in Wahpeton, ND. She grew up on a farm near Doran, MN and attended grade school there, going on to graduate from Breckenridge High School in 1936. After attending the Wahpeton "Science" School, she worked at the Court House and Sagness Store in Breckenridge.

Rita Politiski

Rita Politiski, 94, of Perham, formerly Ottertail Lake and Doran, MN, died peacefully with her family present, on Monday, November 26, 2012 at Sanford Health in Perham, Minnesota.

Rita Bernadine was born May 21, 1918 to Adolph and Anna (Pechacek) Schrieber in Wahpeton, ND. She grew up on a farm near Doran, MN and attended grade school there, going on to graduate from Breckenridge High School in 1936. After attending the Wahpeton "Science" School, she worked at the Court House and Sagness Store in Breckenridge.

On October 12, 1944, Rita and Donald Politiski were united in marriage at St. Mary’s Church in Breckenridge, with Rather Petermeier officiating. They lived in Doran their entire married life, where Don managed the Kent-Doran Grain Company elevator. Together they raised three children - Tom, Pam, and Jane. Rita was a housewife and mom of the fifties and sixties. After Don died in 1975, Rita made her home on Ottertail Lake, in a home Tom built especially for her. There she enjoyed gardening, feeding the birds and squirrels, being a Twins fan, and being with her kids. She will always be remembered as a good wife and mother.

In 2009, Rita moved to the Perham Living Home. She received excellent care and her family will be forever grateful to her caregivers.

Rita was preceded in death by her husband, Don, her parents, and two brothers, Melvin and Cyril. She is survived by her loving children, Thomas, Pamela, and Jane; along with a brother, Allen, and a sister-in-law, Helen (Jack) Peterson, and ten nieces and nephews. Blessed be the memory of Rita Politiski.

A small family funeral Mass was celebrated for Rita on November 29 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Wahpeton, the church of her baptism, with Father Dale Lagodinski officiating. Glende-Nilson Funeral Home, Fergus Falls was in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Ottertail County Humane Society or any animal rescue program.

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