Rita Marie <I>Girard</I> Laleman

Rita Marie Girard Laleman

Birth
Marshall, Lyon County, Minnesota, USA
Death 22 Aug 2016 (aged 88)
Marshall, Lyon County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Marshall, Lyon County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 168820266 · View Source
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COTTONWOOD - Services for Rita Marie Laleman, 88, of Cottonwood will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Cottonwood. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the church with a CCW rosary at 5 p.m. and prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. A luncheon will immediately follow the service with burial at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Marshall. Arrangements with Rehkamp-Horvath Funeral Home.

Rita Marie (Girard) Laleman was born on Wednesday, October 12, 1927 to Ambrose and Marie (DeBuscher) Girard in Marshall, Minnesota. She was baptized and confirmed at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Marshall. Rita was united in marriage to George H. Laleman on June 1, 1948 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Marshall. They made their home on a farm near Cottonwood for many years before retiring and moving into Cottonwood in December of 1983. Rita worked as a cook for several years at the Cottonwood Country Club. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the CCW in Cottonwood. Rita and George went on many vacations and loved going to Texas to visit their son. She enjoyed baking and having food on hand for family and friends when they stopped by. She also enjoyed golfing, painting, sewing, playing cards, dancing, and going to the casino with George. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

On Monday, August 22, 2016, Rita passed away at the Morningside Heights Care Center in Marshall, MN at the age of 88 years, 10 months, and 10 days.

She is survived by her husband George Laleman of Cottonwood; 6 children, Greg (Deb) Laleman of Marshall, Jim Laleman of Mansfield, TX, Diane (Mark) Louwagie of Cottonwood, Mark (Cheryl) Laleman of Cottonwood, Doug (Nan) Laleman of Marshall, and Kevin (Sherri) Laleman of Savage; 19 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren; 3 siblings, Barbara (Robert) Brewers of Marshall, Vincent Girard of St. Michael, and Ambrose Girard Jr. of Minneota; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Debra Laleman, sisters, Marian Boerboom, and Juliane Wyffels, brothers-in-law, Gerald Boerboom, and Jim Wyffels, and sisters-in-law, Roberta Girard, and Patricia Girard.

Blessed be her memory.



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  • Created by: Stefan De Sutter
  • Added: 22 Aug 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 168820266
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rita Marie Girard Laleman (12 Oct 1927–22 Aug 2016), Find A Grave Memorial no. 168820266, citing Calvary Cemetery, Marshall, Lyon County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Stefan De Sutter (contributor 47408274) .