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Rita L. (Flanagan) Thalmann

April 4, 1934 December 10, 2017
Rita L. (Flanagan) Thalmann
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Obituary for Rita L. (Flanagan) Thalmann

MIDDLETON/BELLEVILLE-Rita L. (Flanagan) Thalmann, age 83, passed away surrounded by her family on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, at St. Mary's Care Center.  She was born on April 4, 1934, in Belleville, the daughter of Sylvester and Mary (Doyle) Flanagan.  Rita dearly loved spending time with her family and her many friends.  Rita worked for Madison Newspapers 40+ years in the accounting department as a supervisor.  She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church in Middleton.  She loved cheering for the Wisconsin Badger’s football and basketball teams.  Rita is survived by her daughter, Jean (Larry) Saner; granddaughters, Kelli (Matthew) Williams, Kori (Alec) Barthel and Karli Saner; great-granddaughter, Brooklynn Barthel; great-grandson, Camden Williams; sister, Mary Gavin; brothers, Ken (Ruth) Flanagan and Bob (Bev) Flanagan; and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Arthur Flanagan; brother-in-law, John Gavin and niece, Belinda (Flanagan) Reuter.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. BERNARD CATHOLIC CHURCH, 7450 University Avenue, Middleton, at 11 a.m., on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, with Father Brian Wilk presiding.   Visitation will be held at GUNDERSON WEST FUNERAL AND CREMATION CARE, 7435 University Avenue, Middleton, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, and at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass on Friday.  A private burial will be held at St. James Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.


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Visitation

Thursday

14

Dec

4:00 PM 12/14/2017 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 12/14/2017 7:00:00 PM
Gunderson East Funeral & Cremation Care

5203 Monona Drive
Madison, WI 53716

Gunderson East Funeral & Cremation Care
5203 Monona Drive Madison 53716 WI
United States

Visitation

Friday

15

Dec

10:00 AM 12/15/2017 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 12/15/2017 11:00:00 AM
St. Bernard Catholic Church (University)

7450 University Avenue
Middleton, WI

St. Bernard Catholic Church (University)
7450 University Avenue Middleton WI
United States

Mass of Christian Burial

Friday

15

Dec

11:00 AM 12/15/2017 11:00:00 AM
St. Bernard Catholic Church (University)

7450 University Avenue
Middleton, WI

St. Bernard Catholic Church (University)
7450 University Avenue Middleton WI
United States
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