Rita J. Lansing, 84 of New Vienna, Iowa passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at Mercy Medical Center, Dubuque, surrounded by her family.
Visitation was held 2-8 p.m. Sunday, July 21, 2019, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville. Visitation continued Monday, July 22 from 8:30- 9:30 a.m. at Kramer Funeral Home prior to funeral services.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 22, 2019, St. Boniface Catholic Church, New Vienna, with burial in the church cemetery. The Rev. Dennis Quint officiated with the Rev. Doug Loecke and the Rev. Carl Ries concelebrating.
Rita was born March 6, 1935 in Petersburg, the daughter of Hugo and Regina (Deutmeyer) Funke. She married Lawrence Lansing Oct. 1, 1958 in Dyersville. Together they started farming near Earlville for six years, before moving to the farm north of New Vienna in 1965 where they still live today. While on the farm, Rita was a homemaker who enjoyed being busy outside, quilting, baking and crocheting. She and her husband, Lawrence, loved dancing and listening to polka music. Rita loved spending time with her family, especially grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and friends.
Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Lawrence; seven children: Randy (LuAnn) Lansing, of New Vienna, Barbara (Steve) Hermsen, of Bennett, Elaine (Roger) Langel, of New Vienna, David (Becky) Lansing, of Worthington, Joan (Brad) Cunningham, of Cedar Rapids, Larry (Brenda) Lansing, of Cedar Rapids and Kim (Matt) Miller, of Marion; grandchildren: Jason Lansing, Amy (Seve) Rodriguez, Adam Lansing, Josh (Brittany) Lansing, Chad Hermsen, Joy (Josh) Kessler, Justin Hermsen, Ashley (Andy) Aldridge, Tyler (Karen) Langel, Staci Langel (fiancé Tyler Steger), Nicole (Wes) Marbach, Callie Lansing (fiancé Chris Nurczyk), Jenna Lansing, Emily, Sarah, and Michael Cunningham, Devin and Rilee Lansing, Brooklyn, Blake and Bryson Miller;12 great-grandchildren; four sisters: Verna Lee Digmann, Lois (Art) Kern, Theresa (Charlie) Schindler, Darlene (Wayne) Wegmann; in-laws: Karen Funke, Janet Funke, John Lansing and Donald (Diane) Lansing, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Hugo and Regina Funke; grandson, Ryan Langel;
siblings: Dorothy (Leo) Mensen, Janice (Laverne) Mensen, Leon Funke, Mary Lou Funke, Floyd Funke; parents-in-law, John and Margret Lansing; in-laws: Edward Digmann, Lois Lansing, Lavern Lansing, Anna Mae Lansing, Glady (Lavern Lansing) (Purl Lake) Lansing-Lake and five nieces and nephews.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.kramerfuneral.com.