Rita V. Spores

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Rita, V. Spores, age 75, of New Hampton, IA, formerly of Luana, IA passed away on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at Linn Haven Rehab and Healthcare in New Hampton. Rita Virginia Spores on July 27, 1939 to Harry and Helen (Trugg) Gerndt at the family home in McGregor. She attended and graduated from McGregor High School in 1957. Upon graduation, Rita held various jobs throughout the community. On July 1, 1961, Rita was united in marriage to Harold Spores, Jr. at First Presbyterian Church in Waukon, IA. To this union one daughter was born, Christine Elaine. The couple had made their home in Waukon, Monona, IA before settling in Luana. In 2006, Rita moved to New Hampton after the passing of her husband. Faith played a large part in Rita’s life. She was always very active in her church. Rita enjoyed embroidery work, fishing, playing bingo, going to garage sales, and baking and especially time spent with family. She was an avid Hawkeye and Packers fan. Her cherished time was spent baking with and for her grandchildren, as well as, attending their activities; they were her pride and joy. Rita is survived by her daughter; Christine (Paul) Knoll of New Hampton; grandchildren, Jessica (Jude, Jr.) Rochford of St. Lucas, IA and Shaun Knoll of New Hampton; one brother, Robert (Ruth) Gerndt of McGregor, IA and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harold on Dec. 23, 2005; her brother, Ross Gerndt; nephew, Johnnie Gerndt and her father and mother-in-law, Harold, Sr. and Annie Spores.

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  1. My heart felt sympathy to your family. I enjoyed working with Rita, she was always willing to help me do jobs at Linn Haven. God bless your memories, may she live forever in your heart!

  2. Our sympathy to the Knoll family. Know we are thinking of you today and in the days ahead. Dale and Linda Rosonke family

  3. Chris, Shaun and family,
    My heart goes out to you and your family, at this difficult time. You were a very close family, and she will always be in your hearts. Now our Mom’s can be together again! Can’t you already hear them chatting! I will always remember the love and friendship shared, while they both were living at Pleasant Manor. Never forget all the special times you spent with Grandma, Shaun. She was always talking about you, always looking forward to your visits! Treasure those memories!

    Edna Schwickerath

  4. Christine and Family, We are keeping you in our many thoughts and prayers. May the memories you share bring you comfort and may God grant you peace through the days ahead.

  5. Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. Jesus promises that we will be able to see our loved ones again at John 5:28,29 which talks about the resurrection hope. What a wonderful hope that will be! May this bible thought bring you comfort at this difficult time.

  6. Christine & Family-What a joy and a treasure your mother was. Sweet and caring and loved her family with all her heart. She spoke of you constantly. Keep her close to you always. God bless you all. I will always remember her. Linda Flick

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