Rita Prefect

Rita Reeve, 91, of Sauk City, WI, died on 05/23/2022 in Maplewood. Rita was born in Phelps WI on August 7, 1930 to Cecil (Red) and Rose (Kernohan) Simpson. She married Wilbur (Bud) Reeve on March 22, 1954.

After high school, Rita lived in Seattle where she worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs for five years. She also worked for Madison University Hospital for a few years. It was a great joy for her to have several children looked after in her household.

Rita spent time with family and friends, playing the euchre, playing piano and organ, cooking and baking, and singing in the church choir.

She is survived by her daughters, Susan (Lee) Souther, Jean (Dave Hale) Reeve, Connie (Tony) Raimond; sons Bruce (Dawn) Reeve, Bryan (Mary) Reeve; grandchildren, Bruce(Crystal) Raimond, Corey(Christine) Raimond, Adam(Mary) Raimond, Samantha(Justin) Souther, Joe(Rachel) Souther, David(Kaitlynn) Reeve and 7 great-grandchildren. She is survived by her siblings, Joan Tuula, Sandy Rankinen, Cheryl Zastrow, Jim Simpson, Dan (Angelina) Simpson and Steve (Anne) Simpson. And a special big-dog Skippy.

Rita was predeceased by her parents, her husband Bud, her daughters, Cathy and Sherry; sisters, Charlotte Connor, Karen Libby and Mary Johnson, and brother, Bill Simpson.

Special thanks to Maplewood Sauk City, who have looked after Rita for the past few years.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at Black Hawk United Methodist Church Bethlehem. Visitation will be at the church from 9:30 a.m. until time of service. Burial in the church cemetery.