Rita H. Kobliska
December 11, 1920 ~ September 28, 2016
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.