Rita Marotz

Rita C. Marotz

October 17th, 1952 - December 10th, 2019
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Rita C. Marotz, age 67, of Watertown, SD, passed away on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at Prairie Lakes Hospital.

Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m., with a Time of Sharing at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 15, 2019 at Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel in Watertown.

There will be no services.

Rita Clare Marotz, daughter of Lloyd and Mary (Martin) Cypher was born on October 17, 1952 in Garretson, SD. She grew up in the Grover area surrounded by 11 siblings. She attended school in Hazel, SD and graduated from Harmony Hill in Watertown in 1970.

On July 25, 1970 Rita married Charles W. Marotz in St. Henry's Catholic Church in Henry. The couple made their home in Watertown and Rita worked at Spies Super Value grocery store for many years. She then attended LATI where she graduated with an Associates degree in Office Systems Technology in the fall of 1994. She ultimately nestled into the healthcare field and was employed at the Human Service Agency until the time of her passing.

Over the years, Rita enjoyed participating in women's softball and bowling and she especially enjoyed spending time with her family.

Rita is lovingly missed by her husband, Charles; their children, Russell (Angie) Marotz of Estelline, SD and Malcolm Marotz of Denver, CO; five sisters, Mary Jane (John) Rich of Marionville, MO, Margaret (David) Langenfeld of Hastings, MN, Dorothy (Jerry) Stewart of Madison, SD, Chris (Larry) Cain of Sioux Falls, SD and Jean (Tim) Novak of Valparaiso, IN; five brothers, Mike (Eileen) Cypher of Hartford, SD, Jim (Brenda) Cypher of Wolsey, SD, Tim Cypher of Madison, SD, Tom Cypher of Hazel, SD and John (Kimberly) Cypher of Willow Lake, SD; four grandchildren, Spencer Marotz, Hayley and Harley Whitney and Hannah Wiedman; one sister-in-law, Melanie (Harvey) Opitz of Lake City, SD; and her nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Mary Cypher; and her brother, Patrick Cypher.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday December 15th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Sunday December 15th, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel
    1111 4th St NE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
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    There will be a Time of Sharing at 4:00 p.m.
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Timothy Beaudry

Posted at 10:41am
Our sincere condolences to you, Charlie and family, and the Cypher family. Although alzheimer's is stealing Marcia away, she and I have fond and fun memories of Rita. RIP Rita. Marcia & Tim Beaudry

Anne Hartman

Posted at 11:49am

So sorry to hear of Rita's passing. She was my best friend at Harmony Hill High School, as well as Marcia. The three of us had so many fun times together those few short years. Rita was hoot! I don't think I have ever laughed as much in my life as when we were together. To this day I think about our times together and laugh. May she Rest In Peace. ANNE HARTMAN

Beth Rich

Posted at 09:06pm
Many prayers for Rita’s family. I had only met her a few times but she was always so very kind. We hope you find peace and healing in the days ahead.
Jeff, Beth and Gracie Rich (Marys’s family)

Paula Davis

Posted at 06:11pm
Charlie and family; I was sad to hear of Rita’s passing. I remember her as a cheerful person. My sympathies to you. I hope you hold on to the happy memories.
Paula Davis

Deb Schulz Cox

Posted at 03:30pm
So sorry to hear of Rita's passing! I played softball with her, what a card! I had a chevy camaro back in the day and we were at Pierre for a softball tournament. We were all getting ready and she wanted to run to the store so she asked me if she could barrow my car. I said sure just be careful with it. All of a sudden we could hear the tires squealing down the parking lot! I was kind of mad at her but we all laugh when she got back! I can hear her laughing!

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