The Free Press, Mankato, MN

Obituaries

October 6, 2013

Rita Marion (Coggins) Marsh

— Rita Marion

(Coggins) Marsh

    Rita Marion (Coggins) Marsh, age 94 of Mankato, died Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Hillcrest Health Care Center in Mankato.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Mankato with Rev. Ted Hottinger S.J. officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Mankato. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church on Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the School Sisters of Notre Dame retirement fund, VINE, or the donor's choice. Mankato Mortuary in charge of arrangement.

    Rita was born December 4, 1918 to Patrick and Agnes (Leehy) Coggins in Blooming Prairie, MN. Rita attended and received her Teaching Certificate from Mankato Teachers College in Mankato in 1938 and her bachelors in teaching from Mankato State in 1967. She taught elementary school at Malone country school. She also taught in Jasper, MN, and Austin, MN. Rita was united in marriage to Quentin J. Marsh in Blooming Prairie in 1944. They were blessed with four children.

    She was a member of SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church, a 60 year member of Catholic Daughters of America and a lifelong friend of the School Sisters of Notre Dame. She took great pride in her Irish heritage!

    She was an accomplished pianist and enjoyed many arts performances, especially the Mankato Symphony Orchestra. She was an avid walker and enjoyed reading. She will be missed by all who knew her.

    Rita is survived by three children, Mary Rita (Bill) Schorer of Springfield, VA, David (Darby) Marsh of Mankato, Stephen (Sandy) Marsh of St. Louis, MO; five grandchildren, Elizabeth (Craig) Boyer, David (Chalice) Schorer, Daniel Schorer, Rebecca (Jason) Guss, Chris (Jillian) Marsh; five great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

    She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Quentin in 2006; daughter, Barbara Marsh Budde in 1997; four sisters and two brothers.

 

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Obituaries
  • Jerome Sheehan 042014-O.JPG Jerome 'Red' Sheehan

    Jerome "Red" Sheehan, age 82, of Mankato, died on Friday, April 18, 2014 at his home.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dorothy Hughes 042014-O.JPG Dorothy Hughes

    Dorothy Hughes, age 77 of St. Peter, died on Saturday, April 19, 2014 in Mankato after years of dealing with COPD.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jerome 'Red' Sheehan

      Jerome "Red" Sheehan, 82, of Mankato, died on Friday, April 18, 2014 at his home.

    April 19, 2014

  • Harold A Jones

    Harold A Jones, 93, of  Judson Township, Blue Earth County, died Thursday, April 17, 2014, at his home.

    April 19, 2014

  • Elizabeth Catherine Rahe Boever

    Elizabeth Catherine Rahe Boever was born September 11, 1920, in Bancroft, Iowa, the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Kramer) Rahe, the last of 10 children.

    April 19, 2014

  • Raymond Sandhofner 0419140-O.JPG Raymond Sandhofner

    Raymond Sandhofner, age 86, of Nicollet died, Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the Benedictine Living Community.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mel L. 'Little' Carrigan

      Mel  L. "Little" Carrigan of North Mankato, formerly of Lakefield, died Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Pathstone Living in Mankato.

    April 19, 2014

  • Marilyn Mosel 141914-O.JPG Marilyn Mosel

      Funeral Services for Marilyn Mosel, 88, Gaylord, MN, formerly of Lewisville, MN will be held on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 11:00 am at Trinity Lutheran Church-Fieldon Township, rural Lewisville.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Pat Devine 141914-O.JPG Patrick John Devine

      Patrick John Devine, age 66 of Le Sueur, died on April 10, in Le Sueur.  Memorial Mass, Friday, April 25, 2014, 11:00 a.m, St. Anne's Church in Le Sueur.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dorothy Hughes

    Dorothy Hughes, 77, of St. Peter, died on Saturday, April 19, 2014 in Mankato.

    April 19, 2014