Rita H. Kobliska

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Rita H. Kobliska, age 95 of Alta Vista, IA passed away on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at Colonial Manor in Elma, Iowa. Rita Helen Kobliska was born at the family farm near North Washington on December 11, 1920 to Ambrose and Clara (Zubrod) Kuehn. She attended St. Mary’s Catholic School in North Washington. Rita worked as a housekeeper for several years. She was united in marriage to Edward Kobliska on November 10, 1941 at Immaculate Conception Church in North Washington. After their marriage, the couple made their home on a farm near Alta Vista. They farmed all their lives and raised nine children. Rita remained on the farm until entering Colonial Manor on March 18, 2016. She enjoyed farming, family, flowers, and gardening. She loved farm animals and her pets. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, St. Cecelia Catholic Church and Rosary Society. Rita is survived by her children, Raymond (Marlys) Kobliska of Elma, D. (Greg) Holder of Tampa, FL, Leonard (Dorothy) Kobliska of Raymond, IA, John (Judy) Kobliska of Elma, Luci (Pete) Curtis of Evansdale, IA, Vince (Joyce) Kobliska of Waterloo, IA, Alice (Pat) O’Tool of Nora Springs, IA and Joan Kobliska of Alta Vista; her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her sister, Florine Boehmer of Mason City, her sister-in-law, Pat Kuehn of New Hampton and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Edward; her son, Clarence; her grandson, Darron and her brothers, Cletus, Clarence, and Leo Kuehn.

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  1. My Heartfelt sympathy to the family of Rita Kobliska. Heaven gained another Angel. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. As we grieve we must also rejoice as Riya is with her Heavenly Father and Blessed Mother. Life has not ended it has merely changed and we will all be reunited again some day. May Rita Rest in Peace. If there is anything I can do please contact me. In Faith Di and Reecee Kovarik and special friend Roger Craft

  2. My prayers and sympathy go out to all of the family of Rita Kobliska. God has gained another special angel in heaven.

  3. She was such a wonderful lady, every time I walked in her home, it was like going to my own grannies, she had so much love and wisdom to share, she taught me a lot, we had a lot of long conversation, I will forever cherish the memories, I have of her. To all of the family you are all I’m my thoughts and prayers, lots of love and hugs to you all from Kentucky, miss all of you
    Betsy Parke Moore

  4. What a lovely, lovely lady. She was so loved and will be so missed. What beautiful memories…All our love and sympathy! Kathy and Jason, Ian and Erin (Heying) Schaufenbuel.

  5. Alice, I am so sorry for your loss, What a beautiful person it sounds like your mother was. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Kelly Ziffra

  6. Heartfelt sympathies to the entire Kobliska family. Heaven most certainly gained another very special angel, she will be smiling down upon all those she loved do dearly. From the Neal Meirick family

  7. May the memories of your Mom fill your mind and console you. She was a great lady and she will be missed. All our thoughts and prayers. David and Jeanne Roder


  9. Celebrate her life with all your memories! My greetings to Raymond and Marlys and all the family. Mary Capper

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