Obit: Prihoda, Rita F. (1916 - 2014)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Boehm, Diermeier, Kaiser, Kurtzweil, Lirette, Martin, Prihoda, Rasmussen, Schoenfuss, Stark, Stroyny

----Source: The Record - Review (Abbotsford, WI) 12/24/2014

Prihoda, Rita F. (Kurtzweil) (18 SEP 1916 - 18 DEC 2014)

Rita F. Prihoda, 98, Schofield, formerly of Marathon, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, at Kennedy Park, Schofield.

She was born Sept. 18, 1916, in Halder, daughter of the late Edward and Amelia (Martin) Kurtzweil. On Dec. 25, 1942, she married Sylvester “Sy” Prihoda in Gainesville, Texas. He preceded her in death on March 13, 2000.

Mrs. Prihoda worked at Marathon Cheese for more than 20 years and was a homemaker for her family of seven. She was a member of the Order of St. Francis, P.C.C.W at St. Mary Catholic Church and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 469, Marathon. She enjoyed crocheting and flower gardens.

Survivors include her children, Alice Boehm, Marathon, Denise (Jim) Stroyny, Rib Mountain, Donald (Barbara) Prihoda, Eagan, Minn., Sylvester (Linda) Prihoda Jr., Marathon, Sara Prihoda, Hanover. Minn., Joel (Susan Benjamin) Prihoda, Marina del Rey, Calif., and Monica Prihoda, Weston; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; five siblings, Elizabeth Kaiser, Edgar, Edwin (Angie) Kurtzweil, Edgar, Tom (Shirley) Kurtzweil, Mosinee, Margaret (Tom) Lirette, Denver, Colo., and Cecelia Schoenfuss, Edgar.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Roman, Donald and Anthony Kurtzweil; and two sisters, Dorothy Rasmussen and Verene Stark.

The funeral Mass was celebrated Dec. 23 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Marathon. The Rev. Msgr. Joseph Diermeier presided. Burial was in the parish cemetery. Memorials may be directed to St. Mary Catholic Church or School.

Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Marathon, assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolence may be expressed at



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