Rita Treichel, age 62, of Gillette, Wyoming died from cancer December 12, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. A memorial visitation to honor her life will be held from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM on Saturday, April 7th at Strike Funeral Home – Cambridge Chapel.
Rita Mae Treichel was born March 9, 1949 in St. Paul, Minnesota to Kenneth and Darlene Ziesmer. She was raised in Braham and graduated from Braham High School. Rita lived in Denver for many years where she worked in accounting. After retirement almost two years ago she moved to Gillette, Wyoming to be closer to family. Everything revolved around her grandkids.
Rita died from cancer December 12, 2011 in Denver, Colorado at the age of 62 years, 9 months and 3 days. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Rita will be lovingly remembered by her son, Dave Slater (Jill) and grandchildren Kelsey and Kayla of Cambridge; daughter, Melissa Kaul (Jerry) and grandchildren Jasmine, Caitline, Alexis, Isabella and Samantha of Gillette, Wyoming; two brothers, George and Kenny and their families; and by other relatives and friends.
Darwin and Marlene Nelson says
To Rita’s loving family,
As high school classmates of Rita we both have fond memories of Rita and enjoyed reconnecting with her at our class reunion a few years ago. May your memories of her comfort you.
With deepest Sympathy,
Darwin and Marlene(Downing)Nelson
Braham Class of ’67
Laura Skalbeck says
I remember seeing her up on top of the wall of your home; preparing the walls for painting
she was so loving and kind to come and help you to prepare your new home.
I also enjoyed visiting her at the Slater home on Pauls lake
very sweet loving person. I know she will be missed by everyone she had the opportunity to touch lives with.
Joanne Klemovich says
Rita and I worked together for many years in Denver, Colorado. We had a lot in common since we were both from Minnesota. She was so proud of her grandchildren and always had pictures of them. I will miss her.
Lynette Schneider says
I worked with Rita in testing for several years in Denver. I remember when Missy was little and Rita would bring her blankets, toys and a small TV to Bldg. 53 on Saturdays when we were testing one of many new systems. I also remember all the hard work Rita was always putting in on her house. I often wondered how such a small female could do the work of several hefty males. So sorry to learn of her passing.
Jim Sheets says
Rita and I worked together for over 20 years in three different agencies. Many times we compared our home renovation and remodeling stories, as well as talking about projects that just seemed to get bigger and bigger. I used to tease her because she had a stash of Mountain Dew in her desk drawer, which she drank all day. She was one of the best workers and nicest person with whom I ever worked. She is missed.
Jo Ann Houston says
I worked with Rita in Denver. Rita was such a hard worker, both on the job and off. I remember talking to her about her remodel projects for her home and admired her and the many skills she had in remodeling her homes. I enjoyed listening to Rita sharing stories about her grandchildren-a proud Grandma she was!
–She is missed–
Felicia Carr says
If I remember how Rita was when faced with adversity, she held her chin up high and proceeded forward with a positive attitude. I just bet she rode out her illness with the kind of grace that no one else could ever measure up to. I will always remember her big ole smile as she stood in the open door to my cubicle saying, “Felicia, I have an opportunity for you”. What she really meant was, “I’ve volunteered you for something” or “I’m delegating this to you”. How could you resist that big grin? Glad the grandkids were able to know their wonderful Grandma!!
Charlene Ray says
Dear Family of Rita: I am so sorry to hear about Rita’s passing. She is very much missed. Rita was my supervisor for a short while – so fair, kind, helpful, and so knowledgeable, and she deserved so much more recognition. I learned so much from her. She always amazed me when she spoke of all the work she did in her home. She was so proud of her family and spoke of her grandchildren often. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Debbie Briggs says
I just heard yesterday that Rita had passed. Rita was truly a one of a kind person! I worked with her for many years and she was my bridesmaid when I got married. I loved hearing her talk about her kids and grandkids. Treasure her memories and always know how much her family meant to her.