Rita Ann Gasser, 85, Huntingburg

Rita Ann Gasser, 85, of Huntingburg, died Thursday (August 31) at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. She was born in St. Meinrad September 28, 1931, to Sylvester “Jack” and Elfreida (Meyer) Becher. She married Ralph E. Gasser February 5, 1955, at the Saint Meinrad Archabbey Church. He died January 3, 2004.

Rita worked as a registered nurse. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg and a member of St. Mary’s… Faithful Quilters and Ladies Sodality, picnic committee, and church choir.

She is survived by four sons, Mark Gasser, Paul Gasser and wife Kay, John Gasser and wife Jackie, and Matthew Gasser and wife Misty, all of Huntingburg; one daughter, Christine Buening and husband Joe, Huntingburg; one sister, Janie Ramsey and husband Lee, Evansville; one brother, George Becher and wife Judy, Huntingburg; 16 grandchildren; and 17 great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one brother, David Becher.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday at Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. A parish rosary prayer vigil, led by Deacon Tom Holsworth, will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Mary’s Youth Group, choir, or Faithful Quilters. Online condolences may be shared at www.nassandson.com. Funeral services at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Church with burial following in the church cemetery. Father Ryan Hilderbrand will be the celebrant.

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