Rita Loterbauer, 80, of Bristol, SD, passed away on Saturday, October 16, 2021, at Sun Dial Manor in Bristol.
Memorial Services will be at 1:00 P.M. Friday, October 22, 2021 at Fiksdal Funeral Service and will be livestreamed on Fiksdal Funeral Service Facebook page. Cookies and refreshments to follow.
Memorial Visitation will be Thursday, October 21, 2021 from 5-7 P.M. at Fiksdal Funeral Service and will close with a Prayer Service at 7 P.M.
Rita Rose Dolney was born October 30, 1940, in Marshall County, South Dakota to Edward and Rose (Ozlowski) Dolney. She was baptized and confirmed at Britton Catholic Church in Britton, SD. She attended country school then later high school in Langford, SD.
On September 1, 1958, she married Gilbert Garrett in Britton, SD. To this union three sons were born. Lonnie, Michael, and Scott. They lived on a farm near Langford, then near Groton, and later near Aberdeen.
She married Robert Loterbauer on November 20, 1974, in Aberdeen. The couple made their home on a farm near Bristol until she moved into Sun Dial Manor in Bristol in 2019.
Rita was a waitress for nearly 38 years working at The Groton Supper Club, The Starlite Café, and the Sheraton in Aberdeen. After moving to Bristol, she worked at Pereboom’s Café, The Galley, and the Big 10 in Webster. She finished her waitressing career at the Capitol in Bristol after 16 years. She also sold WATKINS for many years.
Rita loved to cook and bake and share her creations with her family and friends. She loved writing and receiving cards and letters, dancing, and spending time with her children, grandchildren, and friends. There were always chocolate chip cookies in the cookie jar and the coffee pot was always on at her house.
Rita passed away Saturday October 16, 2021, at the age of 80 years, 11 months, and 17 days.
She will be deeply missed by her husband Robert “Bob” Loterbauer of Bristol, SD. Three sons, Lonnie (Dixie) Garrett and Michael (Sharon) Garrett of Aberdeen, SD, and Scott (Mary) Garrett of Sioux Falls, SD. Stepson Greg (Kari) Loterbauer of Billings, MT. Siblings James Dolney, Leonard Dolney, Robert Dolney, Mary Ann Wahl, Ramona Strohfus, and Alyce Gilbert. 11 grandchildren, Lonnie Garrett Jr. (Jenifer), Eric Garrett (Alicia), Lindsey Lesnar (Jeremy), Miranda Palm (Darin Bulock), Samuel Garrett, Annie Garrett, Benjamin Garrett, Jack Garrett, Sara Loterbauer, Jennifer Loterbauer, and Chad Dell. 13 great grandchildren, Taylor Palm, Nova Garrett, Brady Garrett, Allie Palm, Abbigail Garrett, Alec Garrett, Kloey Garrett, Emersyn Lesnar, Eva Garrett, Cullen Garrett, Ebony Loterbauer, Kierstyn Parr, and Eliza Teran. 1 great great grandchild, Mason McAtee.
She is preceded in death by her parents, one infant sister, brothers John, Edward, Ronnie, Donnie, and Lawrence, sister Rosalie Bleyle, and stepdaughter Jeannine Dell.
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