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Rita Mae DeGrave - Departed on Apr 09, 2019 - Green Bay, Wisconsin
Rita Mae DeGrave - Departed on Apr 09, 2019 - Green Bay, Wisconsin

Rita Mae DeGrave

Born in Duck Creek, Wisconsin on Feb 23, 1932

Died on Apr 09, 2019 and resided in Green Bay, Wisconsin

Rita Mae (Delfosse) DeGrave, 85, died Tuesday, April 9, 2019.  She was born February 23, 1934, in Green Bay to the late Louis and Josephine Delfosse. 

On June 26, 1954, she married John DeGrave at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church.  She worked at different nursing homes and at Green Bay Foods until her retirement in 1997.  Together Rita and John enjoyed many camping trips to Eagle River.

Rita is survived by her loving husband of 64 years,  John;  her children,  Sandy (Wayne) Salentine, Mike (Lori) DeGrave, Tena (Frank) Stein, Carla (Bob) Oleyniczak; grandchildren, Jeremy (Krisy) Salentine, Chris (Wendy) Salentine, Eric (Megan) Salentine, Sadie Jo Salentine (fiancé Adam Francois), Rick Stein, Kayla (Ross) Jergenson, Jim Stein (fiancé Tori Kane), Andy (Kelly) DeGrave, Matt (Shelley) DeGrave; 16 great-grandchildren; brother, Jim (Bonnie) Delfosse; sister-in-law, Beverly Delfosse; brother-in-law, Jerry (Pat) DeGrave; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; five sisters; and her father-in-law and mother-in-law.

Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason Street, on Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.  A Parish Wake Service will be held at 7:00 p.m.  Friends may also call at St. Joseph Catholic Church, E860 State Highway 29, Pilsen, on Friday from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Friday, at the church, with the Rev. Dennis Drury officiating.  Entombment will be in Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. On-line condolences may be made to the DeGrave family by going to www.prokowall.com.

Rita’s family extends a special word of thanks to the caring staff of the Memory Care Unit of  the Courtyard of Bellevue Assisted Living.


Parish Wake Service: Thursday Apr 11, 2019, 7:00 p.m. at Proko-Wall Funeral Home

Visitation: Thursday Apr 11, 2019, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Proko-Wall Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial: Friday Apr 12, 2019, 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church

Visitation: Friday Apr 12, 2019, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church

Served by Proko-Wall Funeral Director: Carl Pauc

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