Rita Ann Schmidt
Rita Ann Schmidt was being cared for in her home when she was called to her home in Heaven on October 7, 2016. Rita was born in Manitowoc, WI on June 3, 1936 to Michael Trainor and Lucy (nee: Sherer) Trainor. Rita graduated from Lincoln High School, Manitowoc, WI in 1953, Manitowoc County Teachers College in 1955 and received her B.S. degree from Northern Illinois University in 1962. Rita taught in several schools in Round Lake, IL, Lake Villa, IL and Lincolnshire, IL for a total of 30 years. Rita also enjoyed working in the greenhouse at Six Flags in Gurnee, IL during the summers. Rita is survived by her husband Eugene Schmidt, daughters Terri (Steve) Payton, Debbi (Andrew) Wysocki, and Michael (Sherry) Schmidt, her grandchildren Nicole (Jeremy) Copley, Justin (Trsit) Payton, Jessica Wysocki, Christopher Wysocki, her great-grandchildren Nathan, Kyle, Jasmyn, and Mia Payton and their mother Amanda Ranchel, Lazarus and Noah Payton, and Jacob and Joshua Copley. Rita was a parishioner at St. Gilbert Catholic Church in Grayslake, IL and after moving to Saddlebrook Farms Retirement Community became a parishioner at St. Mary of Annunciation Catholic Church Fremont Center. Rita was an active member at both churches in P.A.D.S., SPRED, St. Gilbert Seniors Club, and St. Mary of the Annunciation Seniors Club. A memorial visitation and mass are scheduled for Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 9:00 am until 10am with a memorial mass commencing at 10:00am at St. Mary of Annunciation 22333 W. Erhart Rd. Mundelein, IL 60060. In lieu of flowers, please have masses said or give a donation to St. Vincent de Paul Society. For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.