Rita Marie Crook, born Rita M. Rauwald (October 13, 1949 – Feb 5 2011) was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the daughter of John and Louella (Saeman) Rauwald. Rita M. Crook was a loving, faithful wife, devoted grandmother and great grandmother, a loving caring mother to her own children, and countless others who affectionately knew her as “Mama Rita”.
“Mama Rita” was a gracious, inspirational, and kind-
Rita enjoyed the little joys of life things such as traveling, shopping, motorcycle trips, talking (she could talk the ear off anyone) and being a positive influence in young people’s lives. She was a spirited and a wonderful inspiration to many during her courageous battle with cancer. For many of us, we may not understand how difficult this battle truly was for her. What’s amazing is she never once complained or said, why me? She was gracious and thanked god for every day she was given. Many of us know people who have been impacted by this horrible disease, some have lost loved ones and some of us have loved ones that survived. Rita lost her battle, but she would want all of her loved ones to know that she is watching over them each and every day.
We miss you dearly Momma, and we will continue to live out your legacy every year when we gather to ride, laugh, smile and remember all of the wonderful memories that we each shared with you. We appreciate everything you stood for and we are all proud to say we knew and loved you Mama Rita.
“A force of hundreds with a clear purpose is far greater than a force of millions with no resolve”-
We love and miss you
Welcome to Rita’s Ride.com
Come join us for a great ride,food,fun and prizes.
Thank You Oshkosh Truck Corp.
Registration Starts @ 8:00 am
We leave @ 10:30 am
Event Date: (Sat) July 30th, 2016