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In Memory of

Rita R. Baur

May 20, 1924 - June 10, 2017

Obituary


Rita R Baur nee Simmons passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, in her Chicago home on June 10, 2017 at the age of 93.

Rita is survived by her daughter Susan Baur Mitrovich, her son-in-law Harry Mitrovich, her grandchildren Ashley Majerowicz & Hunter Mitrovich, and many nieces & nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband Norman F. Baur, sister Mary Lu Hoffmann, and brothers Vernon & Robert Simmons.

Rita was born on May 20, 1924 in Haynes, North Dakota to Ogle & Cecilia Simmons. She graduated from Lake View...

Rita R Baur nee Simmons passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, in her Chicago home on June 10, 2017 at the age of 93.

Rita is survived by her daughter Susan Baur Mitrovich, her son-in-law Harry Mitrovich, her grandchildren Ashley Majerowicz & Hunter Mitrovich, and many nieces & nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband Norman F. Baur, sister Mary Lu Hoffmann, and brothers Vernon & Robert Simmons.

Rita was born on May 20, 1924 in Haynes, North Dakota to Ogle & Cecilia Simmons. She graduated from Lake View High School in 1942, went on to take College Business Courses and worked as a Bookkeeper for many various Businesses in the Chicagoland area. In September of 1955 she married Norman F. Baur, brother to her best friend. Eleven years later she gave birth to her daughter Susan who blessed her with two wonderful grandchildren. After her husbands passing and having lived in Chicago all of her life she moved to Elgin then on to Schaumburg before returning home to Chicago to be closer to her family.

A memorial visitation is scheduled for Thursday June 22, 2017, 10:00 am to 1:30 pm, with a memorial service starting at 11:00 am at Drake & Son Funeral Home, 5303 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois, 60625. A graveside service will begin at 2:00 pm at Rosehill Cemetery, 5800 N. Ravenswood Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60660. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Rita's life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs.