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Rita Mae Michal

Rita Mae Michal, 75 years old, of Sainte Genevieve, MO, died Thursday, March 2, 2023 at Ste. Genevieve Care Center in Ste. Genevieve, MO.

She was born April 3, 1947 in Chippewa Falls, WI and was married to Raymond Michal for 57 years.

She is survived by Husband, Raymond Michal of Sainte Genevieve, MO; Two Daughters, Holly (David) Merz of Saint Louis, MO, Sarah (Robert) Hodo of Kirkwood, MO; Son, Dean (Mary) Michal of Gurnee, IL; Two Brothers, Richard West, Roger (Gail) West; Sister, Rose Ann (Phillip Yeadon) West; Grandchildren, Brendan (Logan) Merz, Tanner (Sara) Merz, and Logan Merz, Riley (Collin Shaffer) Michal, Grace (Jackson McClure) Michal, Collin Hodo and Nathan Hodo; Beloved Sister-in-law, Aunt, Great-Aunt, Cousin and Friend.

She was preceded in death by Mother, Clara Blanche (Pake) West; Father, Carl Nelson West; Mother-in-law, Lois (Miller) Michal; Father-in-law, Raymond Michal.

There will be a Celebration of Life held at a later date.

Memorials can be made to Hope Lodge St.Louis 4207 Lindell Blvd. MO 63108 and American Cancer Society

She was an originating member of the St. Louis Local Organizing Committee for the Division 1 NCAA Wrestling Tournament and a member of the Ste Genevieve Women’s Club. Rita was a Wisconsin State Baton Twirling Medal Champion. She loved gardening, hummingbirds, and floating on the Current River.

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