Rita M. Brissette

Oct 29, 2020
Brissette, Rita news


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Lakeview Cemetery in Eau Claire, Wisconsin     


May be directed to the Seventh-day Adventist Church
(550 W Airline Hwy, Waterloo, IA 50703)
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Rita M. Brissette, 82, of Waterloo, died Thursday, October 29, 2020 at home of cancer.

She was born February 5, 1938 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, the daughter of James and Dorothy (Potter) Haines.

Rita graduated from Eau Claire High School with the class of 1957.

She married the love of her life, Wayne Brissette, on October 6, 1958 in Richfield, Minnesota; he preceded her in death on December 31, 2007.  

Rita was a homemaker. She was an active member at the Seventh-day Adventist Church. She enjoyed crocheting and had a special place in her heart for her cats. Family was everything to her, especially her grandchildren.  

Survived by two sons, Richard “Rick” (Julie Kaefring) Brissette of Kalona and David (Amy) Brissette of Waterloo; five grandchildren, Justin Brissette of Waterloo, Sarah (Ashley) Howard of Waterloo, Nicole (Scott) Becker of Portland, OR, Kaley (Justin Anderlik) Brissette of Cedar Falls, and Julie Brissette of Ames; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Doris (Jim) Raatz of Waterloo.

Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wayne; brother, James Haines; and sister, Betty Becker.

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  1. Resa Kelly | Nov 02, 2020

    Sending my sincere condolences to Rick and David - I grew up down the street from you and remember Rita well. May your memories provide some comfort to you during this painful time. I am truly sorry for your loss. 


  2. Eileen McFee | Nov 01, 2020

    Rick & Family,

    So sorry to learn of the passing of your mother. I didnt know her, but know she loved her children & will leave a hole in your hearts. Prayers to you. May she RIP

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