Rita M. Willcox, age 78, of Owatonna, passed away at the Owatonna Hospital Friday, December 14, 2018.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the funeral mass at church starting at 9:30 AM, a Catholic Daughters Rosary will be recited at 10:00 AM in the church.
Rita was born on March 31, 1940 in Owatonna to parents John and Helen (Padrnos) Kubista. She graduated from Owatonna High School in 1957. She attended and graduated from St. Mary’s School of Nursing in 1963. In 1965 she met and married Thomas E. Willcox. She obtained an LPN career at the Owatonna Hospital and was employed there until retirement after 30 years of service. She was a lifelong member of the Catholic Daughters of America. Rita is survived by, 3 sons, Jerry, Owatonna, Denny, Owatonna, Mike, Clear Lake, MN; grandchildren Eden, Winona, Alex, Owatonna, Lilly, Clear Lake, MN; sister, Dorothy Kubista, Owatonna and her dog, Sammy
She was preceded in death by husband, Thomas; parents; brothers, Ronnie Kubista and John Kubista.