Rita M. Egler, 75, Jasper

Rita M. Egler, 75, of Jasper, passed away at 5:14 p.m. on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper.

Rita was born on January 17, 1945, in Jasper to Albert and Apollonia (Schmitt) Giesler.  She married Gary L. Egler on July 15, 1967, in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper.

She was a homemaker and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper.

Rita and her husband, Gary, were founding members of the DeutscherVerein German Club in Jasper, where she served as the treasurer for 20-plus years.  She was very active with the Strassenfest, where she had served on the committee.

She was an active member of Tri Kappa for 50 years, where she served on many committees. 

She enjoyed playing cards, crafts and making flower arrangements, playing golf, going to lunch with her friends, enjoyed baby sitting for friends and relatives, and spending time with her beloved grandchildren.

Surviving are her husband, Gary L. Egler of Jasper; two daughters, Debbie Mann (Matt), Greenwood, and Jennifer Ulsomer (Chris), Fishers; one son, Tom Egler (Kim), Bloomington; five Grandchildren, Chloe and Eli Mann, Gavin and Brynlee Egler and Henry “Hank” Ulsomer; one sister, Frances Goodman (Jack), Celestine; and one sister-in-law, June Giesler of Jasper.   

Preceding her in death were two sisters, Irene Lueken and Marie E. Denu; and one brother, Urban Giesler. 

A Mass of Christian Burial for Rita M. Egler will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 29, 2020, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper, with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery in Jasper.

A visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Friday, February 28, 2020, at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper, IN.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, the Dubois County Community Foundation — Jasper DeutscherVerein (German Club) Endowment, or to a favorite charity.

Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.

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