Obituaries

Rita Clare Wahl

April 11, 1929 - February 11, 2019

Rita Clare Wahl of Batavia, IL.,  peacefully passed on to our Lord, February 11, 2019. She was born on April 11, 1929 in Chicago IL, the daughter of John Charles and Elizabeth Katherine (Kevil) Dickman She was united in marriage to  Robert M. Wahl.

Rita was simply known by all as Grandma Rita. A Batavia resident since 1957. Rita chose a life of service to her husband, children and grandchildren. She had a wonderful life and in her own subtle selfless way showed all a nice path. Her strength came from her choice of caring about and for others. In her heart it was never about her, but others. Truthfully know in the heart of some as “my best friend”

Rita is survived by her four children: James Alan (Jimmy) Wahl, Jody Beth Larson, Gary Martin Wahl and John Charles Wahl. grandchildren: James Patrick Wahl, Jeffrey Tyler  Wahl, Christopher Robert (Leah) Wahl, Lauren Elizabeth-Mary (Scott) Wise, Nolan Joseph (Katie) Larson,  Jamie Elizabeth Wahl, Alex John Wahl, Charles Martin Wahl and Katelyn Josephine Wahl,  Great-grandchildren: Levi, Laine, Henry, Gemma, Myles, Peter, Robert  and two more on the way here.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband Robert Martin, her son Robert Scott, her parents John Charles and Elizabeth Katherine.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 A.M. until 10:00 A.M. on Saturday February 16, 2019 at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave. (Rt. 31) in Batavia. Funeral services will be held at 10:30A.M. after visitation at Holy Cross Church, 2300 Main Street in Batavia. Interment will be at Resurrection Cemetery, 37W210 Fabyan Parkway in Geneva.

In lieu of flowers donations in her name may be made to; Holy Cross Scholarship fund in Batavia or Mass offerings.

Guest Book

  • Joe Stephano Didn’t make it to the funeral home, but did make it to the funeral mass. So sorry to hear about her passing. She was such a sweet woman. I know all our parents are together now for their Friday night parties.
  • Meryl What a beautiful woman and person, Mrs. Wahl was. I am very sorry to read of your loss. With her accomplishments, her love and joys, she was an amazing woman. I won't pretend to know what you're going through, but what has helped me deal with the loss of those I love, is turning to the Scriptures, something that has been a real source of comfort. One Scripture that gives me hope is, Rev. 21:4, which says: “And he [God] will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” The Bible gives us hope that one day our dead loved ones will come back to life. I hope that this verse will also comfort you, and I hope you and your family can get through this difficult time. Please accept my condolences for the loss of your beloved mother, grandma and friend. Sincerely, Meryl, jw.org - healingwordsforu@gmail.com
  • Herman & Kathryn Kussro Wonderful Lady. Sorry for your loss.