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“To my dear friend, you will be missed by all your kindergarten friends. It was very special to have found you again and to enjoy our monthly...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Michele Anderson - Ft. Wayne, IN

“Julia & Vic,So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Praying for your family during this difficult time. Dan Gabrek ”
2 of 15 | Posted by: Daniel Gabrek - Ft Wayne, IN

“Sympathy's and Condolences in the time of your loss. . ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: Darrell Traxel - Fort Wayne, IN

“My condolences to Rita's family. She was one of my favorite cousins. A beautiful lady, inside and out! I was thrilled when she chose me to be a...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Judy Poiry Gradl - Louisville, KY

“Our deepest sympathy to Julia, Vic and the entire family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We wish you wonderful memories. ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: Anthony Wallace - Schwenksville, PA

“Just remembering her as a high friend. Crossed each others path over time. She was a beautiful lady. Always loved to talk about her children. She...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Judy Barry - Spencerville, IN

“Rita was the most loving and caring woman I have ever known. She always had a hug for everyone and genuinely cared about all. She always had a joke...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: LaDonna Minnich - AUBURN, IN

“Rita was a great friend from grade school and high school. When I would come into town to visit, the "old" gang would get together. She will be...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“Rita was such a special lady. A friend who was kind, compassionate and loving. A great sense of humor and such strong faith. We will miss her. ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: Mary Farrell - Ft. Wayne, IN

“Jim DeLoff asked me to remember him to Rita's family. He was a classmate at St. Pete's and C.C. and is now in a nursing home. He sends his sincere...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Linda Lallow - Fort Wayne, IN

“Remembering Rita from our grade school days at St. Pete's, and our monthly breakfasts in later years. Her kids and grandkids have a wonderful example...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Linda (Engeman) Lallow - IN

“My deepest condolences to the family. Rita was a very sweet person and I am so glad that I got to know her. My heart goes out to the family. May...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Tammy Jerome-Felger - Friend

“What a wonderful person; she had love and kindness for all. Our conversations and garden talks will always be in my memory. Thanks for being my...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Kurt Schneider - Fort Wayne, IN

“To my cousin Rita's family, our prayers and condolences are with you during this sad time in your family. Rita was a good person and friend, more...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Michael Pranger - Fort Wayne, IN

“Rita, even though we only knew each other a short time, I loved being with you. You were always so positive and fun loving. A genuine friend from the...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Kathy Guingrich - Reading, MI

Rita A Minnich, 74, passed away Monday, November 13, 2017 surrounded by her family in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Rita was a devout parishioner of Our Lady of Good Hope. She was a devout mother, grandmother, and wife who was strong in her faith, and had a passion for life. She was giving, loving, kind-hearted, and had a great sense of humor. Rita kept close ties with her life-long friends. She had a positive attitude and was very encouraging. She will be greatly missed. Surviving are her eight children, Rebecca Fonseca of Fort Wayne, William Minnich of Fort Wayne, Sarah (Shane) Blotkamp of Elkhart, Julia (Victor) McNeal of Columbia City, Paul Minnich of Fort Wayne, Michael (Lauria) Minnich of Grabill, Nathan (Angela) Minnich of Roanoke, and Christopher (Emily) Minnich of Fort Wayne; 20 grandchildren; and sister, Clara (Norbert) Sarrazine of New Haven. Rita was preceded in death by husband, Ralph Minnich; father, Clarence Gnau; and mother, Aquanita Gnau. Mass of Christian Burial is Friday, November 17, 2017,11:00 am, at Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church with Father Daniel Whelan officiating with an hour of calling prior to the Mass. Calling at - D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Road, Thursday, November 16, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm with a Rosary at 3:30 pm. Burial in Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne. To sign the online guest book, go to