Rita is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Robert Tropple; children, Connie Tropple, Nancy (Jerry) Patzner, Jerry (Teri) Tropple, Joni (Ron) Kreidermacher; grandchildren, Jacob (Jessica Dzwonkowski) Patzner, Tony Patzner, Dan (Nadea) Hefti, Stephanie (Tanner) Wojcik, Nick (Lindsey Strauss) Kreidermacher, Shane (Miranda Wolfe) Kreidermacher; great-grandchildren, Katherine and Kallen Snelling, Phoebe and Remy Hefti, Jaxson Kreidermacher, Levi and Baby Wojcik; siblings, Susie (Jim) Sovereign, David (Carolyn) Czaplewski, Diane (Steve) Runkle; in-laws Pete Tews, Lynn Czaplewski, Janice Tropple, Margaret (Vic) Gottschalk, Barb (Bill) Getty and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by an infant son, Thomas; her parents, siblings, Joan (Clyde) Cisewski, Carol Tews. Robert Czaplewski, Elaine Czaplewski; in-Laws, George Tropple, Art Tropple, Shirley Zimmerman, Don Tropple.
The family will hold a celebration of Rita's life in the spring or summer of 2021 when we can hug and eat her favorite foods together.
Memorials preferred to "Every Child's Dream" Attn: Jack Krage, 111 w 4th St, Winona, MN 55987. It was Rita's final gift to donate her body to Mayo for scientific education. She always made sure our hearts and bellies were full.
Hoff Celebration of Life Center is assisting the family. Cards may be sent to the funeral home, 3480 Service Dr, Winona, MN. Attn Rita Tropple Family.
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