Rita G. Siemer (66) of Teutopolis


Published on October 24 2012 4:55 pm

Rita G. Siemer, 66, of Teutopolis, Illinois passed away at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at her daughter’s home in St. Peter.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, October 29 at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Sigel. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m., Sunday at Bauer Funeral Home in Effingham. Memorials may be made to Sigel St. Michael’s School Tuition Assistance, St. Peter Lutheran Tuition Assistance or donor’s choice.

Rita was born October 11, 1946, the daughter of Clyde E. and Lois M. (Nees) Burrus II. She married John L. Siemer June 23, 1973 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Sigel and he survives. Rita was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Sigel. She also served in the St. Michael’s Council of Catholic Women, was a Girl Scout leader and a summer softball coach for several years. Rita enjoyed spending time with her family, playing cards, reading and rooting for the Chicago Cubs. She was employed by Walmart for 23 years; starting out as floor associate and worked her way up to co-manager.

Rita is survived by her husband, John; two sons, John C. of Wixom, Mich. and Tim (wife Jen) of Joplin, Mo.; two daughters, Amy (husband Leland) Reiss of St. Peter and Jennifer Siemer of Teutopolis; two brothers, Clyde (wife Tricia) Burrus III of Charleston and Steve (wife Billie) Burrus of Mason, Ohio; one sister, Susie (husband Darrell) Nees of Charleston; brother-in-law, Jim (wife Kim) Siemer of Effingham; two sisters-in-law, Jean (husband Jim) Dodson of Valley Park, Mo. and Mary Ellen Pagliughi of Effingham; grandson, Braden Christopher and granddaughter, Macy Lynn.