Many of you already heard this news at our Christmas celebration. Rita Miltner passed away on Thursday, November 29. She died just before her 84th birthday. Rita was still living in her family home, and her sons Kevin and Mark were helping her stay as independent as possible. Rita's husband, Art, died in January 2011. Rita was not at the club too much after that, but we did get cards from her on occasion. Rita and Art both joined Edelweiss in 1995 and were great friends of our club, participating, dancing, and working at events and behind the scenes. Mostly they'll be remembered for their kindness and pleasant natures. Son Kevin said that they loved being members. Ruhe in Frieden - Rest in Peace.
There will be a memorial service for Rita on Saturday, January 12, with a luncheon afterwards. Her sons contacted us to invite her Edelweiss friends to attend. If you are able to pay tribute to Rita, please do so. Here are the details:
Sat., Jan. 12, 11 am -- Memorial at Troy Christian Chapel, 400 East Long Lake Road (near Livernois), Troy. Luncheon immediately following at Kim's Restaurant, 102 East Long Lake Road, Troy.