Rita Herta Melanie Link

December 15, 1930June 5, 2018

Rita Herta Melanie Link, age 87, of Chula Vista, California passed away on Tuesday June 5, 2018. Rita was born to Herta Martha Arzig on December 15, 1930 in Zwickau, Saxony, Germany.

On December 1,1951 Rita married the love of her life, Kurt Helmut Link. Together, they brought their young family of four daughters to the United States where they settled and started Link's Fountain Service (an ice cream parlor) in Northvale, New Jersey. As their family grew with two more daughters and a son, they moved to California and opened up a new business, The Bon Bon Tree in Chula Vista.

Rita will fondly be remembered for her love of playing Bingo, listening to Elvis and tending to her garden of Roses. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Rita was predeceased by her husband Kurt in 2010. She is survived by her children; Marianne, Ursula, Angelika, Ingrid, Brigitte, Christina and Kurt. Her surviving siblings are Ursula, Getrude, Peter and Reiner.

A visitation & celebration of life service for Rita will be held Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Funeraria del Angel Chula Vista, 753 Broadway, Chula Vista, California 91910.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Link family.


  • Visitation & Celebration of Life Service Thursday, June 14, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 14, 2018

Rita Herta Melanie Link

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Lorie Ferrell

June 10, 2018

Growing up and becoming friends with her daughter Christina was probably the best thing that ever happened to me she was a beautiful lady and as we grew older we got to play Bingo together. I loved all the German Traditions that she had with her kids and their kids and I always like the fact that she let me consider her my other mom. Her family always considered me part of which was very special to me now she's in heaven dancing with her love of her life and smiling down upon everybody. Love you always Rita link