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Monday, May 23rd, 2011
Rita Strukamp
Rita Anne Strukamp, 50, Rockford, died at 1:30 p.m. May 20, 2011, at Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford.
She was born July 19, 1960, in Van Wert to Elmer and Virginia Houser Strukamp. Her mother survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Chad Strukamp, Rockford, and William Black, Celina; a daughter, Alyssa Black, Rockford; two sisters, Teresa Strukamp, Rockford, and Pamela (Randy) Severns, Mendon; a brother, Kevin (Lynette) Strukamp, Decatur, Ind.; fiance, Robert Black, Celina; and one granddaughter.
A 1978 graduate of Parkway High School, she worked 20 years at Veyance Technologies, formerly Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, in St. Marys. She was a member of Eagles Auxiliary, Rockford, where she served in many offices, currently as a trustee.
Service is 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford. Burial will be held in Riverside Cemetery, Rockford.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to service Wednesday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at ketchamripley.com.
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