September 21, 1935 - April 27, 2020
Rita A. Hoefling, 84, passed away peacefully Monday, April 27, 2020 at Solarbron Memory Care Unit. Rita was born on September 21, 1935 in Evansville to the late Joseph D. and Veronica (Steckler) Mayer. She was a 1953 graduate of Mater Dei High School. Rita was devoted to her family. She was married to Donald Hoefling for 62 years. She enjoyed her part-time jobs; helping in the Mater Dei cafeteria, then as a Special Education Aide for EVSC and as a sales clerk at Rose Maries. Rita and Don enjoyed a long retirement traveling, spending time with grandchildren and golfing with friends. They loved volunteering at The Ronald McDonald House, and St Boniface Catholic Church. They received the Brute Award in 2014 recognizing them as outstanding models of Christian fellowship. Rita is survived by two daughters, Tammy (Tom) Spahn and Amy (Mark) Schlachter and three sons, Dan (Laura) Hoefling, David (Dodi) Hoefling and Andy (Patty) Hoefling. Rita was most proud of her sixteen grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren. Her surviving grandchildren include Matt Spahn, Sarah (Ryan) Beuligmann, Andy (Jenna) Spahn, Ryan (Samantha) Hoefling, Brittany (Terry) Roudenbush, Austin Hoefling, Aaron Hoefling, Anna Hoefling, Abby Hoefling, Lauren (Andrew) Rance, Maggie (Eric) Weinzapfel, Jacob Hoefling, Drew Schlachter, Cara Schlachter and Audra Schlachter. Rita is also survived by her sisters Rosemary Kirschner, Virginia Schoolfield, and brothers Joseph (Mary) Mayer and Bernie Mayer. In addition to her parents and husband, Rita is preceded in death by her brother, Sylvester (Bud) Mayer and two sisters Carolyn Bray and Ruth Waters, as well as Rita’s angel grandchild Gwen Schlachter. The visitation, funeral service and burial will be private. The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to Solarbron Memory Care Unit staff. We are forever grateful for your love and compassion toward our parents. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Boniface Catholic Church at www.saintbonifaceevansville.com. Condolences may be made on line at www.pierrefuneralhome.com.
Rita A. Hoefling, 84, passed away peacefully Monday, April 27, 2020 at Solarbron Memory Care Unit. Rita was born on September 21, 1935 in Evansville to the late Joseph D. and Veronica (Steckler) Mayer. She was a 1953 graduate of Mater Dei... View Obituary & Service Information
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