Rita C. (Bodde) Van Linn

July 30, 1938 ~ March 3, 2020 (age 81)

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Rita C. Van Linn

81, Black Creek, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at her home with her family at her side. She was born July 30, 1938 in Kaukauna to the late Andrew and Anglina (Bowers) Bodde. Rita married William Van Linn on August 13, 1955 and he preceded her in death in 1989. Rita was a Packer and Nascar fan and enjoyed: gambling, going out to eat and traveling. She loved and cherished time spent with family and friends.

She will be greatly missed by her five children: Gary (Mary) Van Linn, Neenah, Vicky Van Linn, Terry (John) Calhoun, Mississippi, Julie (Bob) Samida and Jesse Van Linn (special friend, Kathy Samida); 10 grandchildren: Dr. Michael (Lesley) Van Linn, Steven (Katie) Van Linn, J.C. Calhoun, Ryan (Rachel) Calhoun, Kevin (Shelby) Calhoun, William Johnson, Amber Kemp, Nicole Samida and Brad Samida; numerous great grandchildren; 4 sisters-in-law: Linda Schabo, Sandy ‘Butch’ (Gene) Van de Hey, Frida Bodde and Delaine Van Linn.

Rita was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William, grandson, Ricky Calhoun; 4 brothers and a sister.

A prayer service for Rita will take place at Brettschneider Trettin-Nickel Funeral Chapel at Noon on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 with Rev. James Jugenheimer officiating. Friends may visit the family on Tuesday from 10 AM until the service begins. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

The family would like to thank ThedaCare at Home Hospice for their wonderful care of Mom.

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March 10, 2020

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Brettschneider-Trettin-Nickel Funeral Chapel
606 N Oneida St
Appleton, WI 54911

Funeral Service
March 10, 2020

12:00 PM
Brettschneider - Trettin - Nickel Funeral Service

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