Turnwald, Rita

Rita Katherine Turnwald, 102, of Adrian, Mich., formerly of Morenci, Mich., died July 9, 2018, at Lenawee Medical Care Facility.

She was born April 13, 1916, in Adrian to Joseph and Catherine (Reck) Libs. On Oct. 20, 1949, in Adrian, she married Frederick Turnwald and he preceded her in death Feb. 6, 1991.

Rita was a faithful and active member of Our Lady of Mercy Church in Fayette, Ohio.  In November 2007, she became a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Adrian. Rita enjoyed reading, crocheting, Bingo, and various activities at Lenawee Medical Care Facility. She was a loyal fan of U of M Football and the Detroit Tigers. Her favorite pastime was playing cards and being with her family. 

Rita is survived by five children, Cynthia (and Gregory) Chesney of Monroe, Mich., Timothy (and Jan) Turnwald of Onsted, Mich., Gregory Turnwald of Cleveland, Ohio, Gretchen Turnwald of Archbold, Ohio, and Martha (and Michael) Fether of Bowling Green, Ohio; eight grandchildren, Bradley (and Kristy) Turnwald, Jeffrey (and Jessica) Chesney, Jonathon Fether, Lori (and Todd) Bettinger, Ryan (and Krissy) Chesney, Ashley (and Jacob) Reinecke, Brian Turnwald and Michele Fontaine; and nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Charles, Edward and George Libs; and sisters, Marguerite VanOsselaer, Ruth Dempsey, Rose Scott and Irene Downer.

Visitation is scheduled from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, with a Vigil Prayer Service at 7 p.m. at Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian. The Funeral Mass  is scheduled at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 12, with visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Adrian. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Morenci. 

Memorial contributions are suggested to the St. Joseph Pantry Service in Adrian or Stair District Library in Morenci.