Obituaries

Rita A. Lindstrom

April 1, 1957 - November 22, 2020

Rita A. Lindstrom

Obituary

Rita A. Lindstrom, 63, of Belvidere, IL, died peacefully on November 22, 2020 in Rockford, IL. She was born April 1, 1957 in Evergreen Park, IL, daughter to George and Albina (Jawor) Mulcahy. She graduated from Morgan Park High School and married her sweetheart of 46 years on November 15, 1974 in Chicago, IL. She was a homemaker and worked for Trinity Services helping intellectually disabled adults obtain work crafting at Petals and Twigs. She attended St. Rita’s Church in Rockford, IL with her husband. Rita loved gardening and was a certified Master Gardener. She was a talented crafter and scrapbooker. She also loved to travel with her family, visiting Disney World, Ireland, Spain, Italy, France, Alaska, and Hawaii. Rita loved her family and especially her grandchildren dearly.

Rita was loved and will be missed by her husband, Don, her sons, Jason (Anne) Lindstrom and Christopher (Sarah) Lindstrom, her daughter, Lisa (Kevin) Schmidt, her sister, Grace Mulcahy, her grandchildren, Sydney, Zachary, Grady, Claire, Aubrey and JP and multiple nieces, nephews and cousins.

She is preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, George, Gerard, and Dennis.

The walk-through visitation will be from 5p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, December 1, 2020, at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL, 61008. Due to state guidelines, face masks and social distancing are required.  The Funeral Mass and burial will be private. Father Binu Varghese will officiate the funeral mass at St. Christina Church in Chicago, IL with burial in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials in her honor can be donated in care of Milestone, Inc. at http://milestone-inc-il.org/ . To light a candle or share a memory please visit www.AndersonFCS.com

Service Schedule

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

The walk-through visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, December 1, 2020, at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL, 61008. Due to state guidelines, face masks and social distancing are required.

The Funeral Mass and burial will be private. Father Binu Varghese will officiate the funeral mass at St. Christina Church in Chicago, IL with burial in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Burial in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

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We were so sorry to hear of Rita’s passing. We have made a donation in Rita’s memory to Milestones.

Bob & Rita Wnek 2020-12-22T15:55:14

Rita was my neighbor in Frankfort and I was very lucky to have known her. We were in Bunco club together and was such a wonderful person. I still have my ceramic deer she mad for one of the prizes and will always cherish them and the memories and friendship we had. Rest in peace my friend.

Marianne Lester 2020-12-11T12:07:06

I met Rita through her sister awhile back. I felt like Rita and I instantly clicked.
Rita was caring, funny, kind, and a very good advocate. I instantly loved her straightforward conversations (no bs). She was amazing with her sister.
She always only wanted what was best for Grace and her family.
Surely be missed. Beautiful person!

Margaret DeBerry 2020-11-30T13:46:32

Don and family, I I was shocked to hear about your loss, my prayers go with the family respectfully to Don her soul mate. May God help the family through this difficult time and give you peace.

Steve Welsh 2020-11-30T12:23:33

I was so shocked to hear about Rita. I am so sorry and sad for all of you. Rita was a beautiful person inside and out. I’m so glad I met her and got to enjoy flowers she gave me.

Darlene Carlson 2020-11-29T21:08:47

Sorry for your loss. Rita was a beautiful person inside and out. She will be missed by all.

Mike Richardson 2020-11-29T18:13:40

Dalila and I are praying for your family during this difficult time and pass along our deepest condolences. May the blessing of this holiday season help you heal. God be with you

Nuno & Dalila

Nuno Dos Santos 2020-11-29T16:19:57

I’m very shocked and saddened to hear about Rita’s passing. Rita was a very special woman with a warm heart. I am thankful to have known her. We had many great discussions together over the years. I would like to extend my sincerest condolences to Don, Grace, and the rest of Rita’s family. I will most definitely miss her! Tina Entwistle.

Tina Entwistle 2020-11-27T16:30:05

We were so very sorry to learn about Rita. We know this will be a great loss to your family. I enjoyed her garden and admired her talent. We will miss seeing her in her beautiful yard. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
The Young family and neighbors

Terry & Jackie Young 2020-11-27T09:12:15

We r so very sorry for your loss. Please know we r thinking of you & keeping you in our thoughts & prayers. May the fond memories you have of your loved one help ease your pain at this most difficult time. Hugs to all! ❤❤

Dale & Sally Moore 2020-11-27T06:59:45

I am so shocked and saddened to hear of Rita’s passing. My heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time.

Chris Gill 2020-11-26T20:40:38

We are so saddened to hear of Rita’s death. We are praying for you all—for peace that passes all understanding during this hard time!

Katie and Dave Criss 2020-11-26T12:38:04

Don and I are so very sorry for your loss. May your memories comfort you. God bless you as you all.

Katie and Don Slench 2020-11-26T07:34:51

I am so very sorry for your family’s loss. Rita was a very nice person.

Pat maronde 2020-11-26T05:16:12

We are so sorry for the loss of Rita. I know that she loved deeply and will be truly missed. I’m so blessed to have known her. Our prayers are with you all.❤️🙏

Missy and Jim Binkley 2020-11-25T21:59:39

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