Rita J. Greer

Jun 30, 1927 - Mar 29, 2013


Rita J. Greer, 85, of Catawba Island, died peacefully with her family by her side on Friday, March 29, 2013, at her residence. 

She was born June 30, 1927, in Toledo daughter of the late Stephen J. and Mary T. (Hermes) Winke. She married George J. Greer on Aug. 3, 1946, and he preceded her in death on June 2, 1991.

Rita formerly worked as a bookkeeper for the American (Society/Key) Bank and also at Sam Amato Chrysler-Plymouth dealership until her retirement. 

She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Port Clinton; enjoyed watching her Detroit Tigers, Notre Dame Football and Dancing With the Stars. Most importantly, she loved spending time with her family.

Survivors include her son, James (Beth) Greer, of Port Clinton; daughter, Jean (Louis) VanCauwenbergh, of Castalia; grandchildren, Kelli (Tim) Davis, of Fremont, Kim (Bill) Johnson, of Sandusky, Derek VanCauwenbergh, of Sandusky, Katie (Chris) Rude, of Kingsport, Tenn., Joey (Tracie) Greer, of Pioneer, Ohio, Christine (Michael) Williams, of Mansfield, Ohio, Ryan (Bonnie) Greer, of Lorain, Ohio, Tiffany (Trent) Frisch, of Mansfield; great-grandchildren, Molly and Mason Davis, of Fremont, Braden and Caleb Greer, of Lorain, Lily Johnson, of Mansfield and Coen Rude, of Kingsport; brothers, Richard (Jean) Winke, of Port Clinton, Francis Winke, of Oak Harbor, and Larry (Debbie) Winke, of Indiana; sisters, MaryEllen Raypole, of Port Clinton, Laverne (Michael) Ferdon, of Port Clinton and Carolyn Kranz, of Boyton Beach, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Joseph Greer; daughter, Rita Joan Greer; brothers, John, Robert and Gerald Winke; and sisters, Madonna Ashton and Rosella Thompson.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday, April 1, at Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, 1124 Fulton St., Port Clinton, where prayers will begin at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 414 Madison St., Port Clinton. The Rev. John C. Missler will officiate. Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery.

 Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice Services or Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. 

Condolences may be expressed at neideckerleveckcrosser.com.