Rita Oetman, age 79, went to be with the Lord on February 20, 2021 at Vicinia Gardens. Rita was born on October 25, 1941 in Mannheim, Germany to August & Pauline (Eckert) Lorenz. Visit with her family and friends on Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 4:00 to 7:00 at McCowen & Secord Funeral Home; Marshall Gren Chapel – 120 S. Woodhams St. in Plainwell.
Rita is survived by her husband of 55 years, Eddie; her children: Michael Oetman and Pauline Collier; three grandchildren: Mandie (Dillon) Thomas, Katie (Chris) Lake and Trevor (Heather) Collier; two great grandchildren (with one on the way): Blaine and Braxton; her sister Else Zacher; her brother Gustel of Germany as well as several nieces and nephews. Rita was preceded in death by her parents.
Rita lived for her grandchildren and great grandchildren. They were the love of her life. She enjoyed camping and was an active member of the United Methodist Church. Memorial contributions can be made to The Medical Team Hospice or the Alzheimer’s Association.
While visiting Rita’s webpage at www.mccowensecord.com please sign the guestbook by lighting a candle, and/or sharing a memory with the family. The family is being assisted by the McCowen & Secord Funeral Home; Marshall & Gren Chapel, 120 S. Woodhams St. Plainwell, MI 49080 (269-685-5881).