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Rita Kae Kladstrup

January 15, 1942 - September 14, 2020
From: Spencer, IA
Rita Kae Kladstrup

Rita Kae Kladstrup

Born: January 15, 1942
Died: September 14, 2020
Age: 78

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     Rita Kae Kladstrup, the daughter of Fred and Mabel (Tuttle) Emerson was born on January 15, 1942 in Spirit Lake, IA. Her childhood years were spent in the Spirit Lake area, where she attended school.

     Rita married Dennis Kladstrup and to this union had 4 children. They later divorced. She moved to Spencer, IA, where she worked as a homemaker and for A&M Laundry for many years until her retirement. Rita moved into Northshire Residence in March of 2020 for health reasons.

     Rita enjoyed watching game shows, listening to Sunday church services on the radio, visiting with family and friends, and especially spending time with family at family gatherings.

     Rita passed away on Monday, September 14, 2020 at Northshire Residence at the age of 78. She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 children, Fred and Dawn; 3 sisters, Frances, Delores, and Joy; and 3 brothers, Howard, Delmar, and Dale.

     Left to cherish her memory are her 2 children, Steve (Linda) Kladstrup of Spencer, IA, and Shelly (Curt) Johnson of Spencer, IA; 9 grandchildren, Tony (Sarah), Bryan, Christian (Kasey), Katie (Daniel), Alex (Mackenzie), Austin (Shyanne), Adam (Alyssa), Eric, and Rhiannon; 5 great-grandchildren, Addy, Brynlee, Anson, Millie, and Milo; one niece, Diane (Dan) Pohlmeier, one nephew, Darrell (Brenda) Martin; and many friends.

Private family services will be held at a later date.
Lakeview Cemetery
Spirit Lake, Iowa


Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 7:48 AM
“I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother,Grandmother and friend❤️ May you Rest in Peace🙏🙏🙏🙏❤️”
- Carol Campbell
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 7:48 AM
“Shelly, I lived next door to your mom for years. She was such a nice lady and I always enjoyed her. She always had a smile on her face. Prayers and hugs to you and your family.”
- Sally C. DeLoss
Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 8:01 AM
“Shelley and Steve
So sorry to hear about Rita’s passing I enjoyed working with her and her funny humor and many other memories. Thoughts and prayers to you all. ”
- Fayette Enger
Friday, September 18, 2020 at 11:49 AM
“Steve & Shelly, im so sorry for your loss. Your Rita was a great neighbor(Dodecanese days), co-worker, and friend. My condolences for you all.”
- Jeff Knapp
Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 8:02 AM
“Shelly & Steve,

so sorry to hear about your MoM , our deepest condolences & prayers go out to you both & your families.... God bless”
- Rhonda & Steve (goobe) Essick
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 7:49 AM
“Shelly and family, I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. May you find some comfort in your memories. ”
- Anna Weatherman
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 7:49 AM
“Steve, Shelly and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My Sympathy and Prayers. ”
- Dawn Feucht
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 7:49 AM
“Dear Family,
I was so sorry to hear about Rita. I always liked waiting in her from way back when I worked at Super Valu.
She was one of my favorite customers to help. I am thinking of you all.
Love❤️ And 🙏 prayers, for ALL, Jackie ”
- Jackie Mann
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 8:32 AM
“So Sorry For Your Loss, It's Always Hard To Lose Our Mom's And Grandma's- FOREVER In Your HEART 💓And MEMORIES. Continue To CARRY-ON FOR HER. 💝”
- Connie Khounlo
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 8:32 AM
“The family of Rita I am so sorry for your loss. Sending hugs and prayers to all of you. 🌻”
- Lori Oviatt
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 8:31 AM
“Shelly and family so sorry to hear of Rita's passing. She was a great lady and very sassy and fun to be around. ”
- Shelly lorenzen
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