Rita V. Spores
July 27, 1939 ~ August 5, 2014
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.