Rita Mary Ockert

September 6, 1923February 27, 2016

Rita Mary Ockert, age 92, of Kingsley passed away Saturday, February 27, 2016 at Munson Medical Center. She was born September 6, 1923 in Traverse City to Louis and Genevieve (St. John) Duperron. Rita married the late Clarence Joseph Ockert on May 25, 1943 at St. Mary’s of Hannah Catholic Church. Together they raised five children. Rita retired from Munson Medical Center after over 30 years of service. In her spare time she enjoyed gardening. Rita is survived by her children: Eugene, Al Joe, Michael, David, and Eleanore “Ellie” Kiessel; six grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren, nieces, and Nephews; half-brothers: Louie and Neal; half-sisters: Barbara, Betty, Marie, and Martha; brothers-in-law Gerald and Ralph, and sister-in-law Margaret. Besides her parents, Rita was preceded in death by her husband, five brothers: Van, Fred, Joe, Elmer, and Leonard; three sisters: Cecilia, Theresa, and Genevieve. A funeral mass will be held Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour prior at St. Mary’s of Hannah Catholic Church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home of Kingsley.


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Coreena Ross

March 10, 2016

Dearest Ockert Family,

Your mom and grandma was a wonderful lady. I will miss her immensely. There was a glorious reunion in heaven when she passed away. I know that she is up in heaven playing cards with the whole family. You are in our thoughts and prayers today. Love, Coreena Ross

James DuPerron

March 4, 2016

We are sending our condolences and prayers during this difficult time. Sorry we can not be there to celebrate the great life of our beloved Aunt Rita. Aunt Rita would light up the room when she would walk in and never missed a beat telling a funny. She will be missed by all that knew her. We love you Aunt Rita, until we meet again.

Mary Herman

March 1, 2016

A very, very special person in my life who will be greatly missed. -Mary Herman.
(posted by her brother Tim).
Though I was quite young (3)when we left Michigan, I have heard a lot about Aunt Rita, all good. I know she was instrumental in my sisters life.
Tim Liberty

Carrie Herman- Williams

February 29, 2016

She was a wonderful lady!!! The best around. I have many wonderful memories of her. Heaven just recieved a wonderful Angel!! You will be missed!! Love you Aunt Rita.

Nancy Morairty

February 29, 2016

All of us at Family Fare are going to miss Rita. You always knew when she came in that you would be awhile checking her lottery tickets. She was so funny picking out her new scratch off tickets and lotto. She was a pleasure to help at the service counter. I will miss "Aunt" Rita.

February 29, 2016

" I am offering my deepest condolences during this difficult time. Please remember that GOD always cares about you PSALMS 18 :1,2