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home : obituaries : obituaries   May 27, 2016

5/8/2013 12:04:00 PM
Rita Kamnikar

Rita D. (Moalli) Kamnikar, 89, of Oglesby passed away April 22, 2013, in Ottawa Pavilion.
Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Holy Family Church, Oglesby, with the Rev. Gary Blake officiating. Private burial at St. Vincent Cemetery will be at a later date.
Visitation will be 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday in Prey-Mueller Funeral Home, Oglesby. 
Rita was born Aug. 22, 1923, in La Salle. She married William Kamnikar on July 14, 1956, in Holy Family Church, Oglesby.
She graduated from La Salle-Peru Township High School. She was a member of Holy Family Parish and the Daughters of Isabella. She worked at Westclox, the offices of Dr. Vincent Piscitelli, Louis Zamin Insurance and First Federal Savings and ran The Town and Country Dress Shop in Oglesby. She was part owner of Fireside Restaurant in Oglesby. She was well known for her love of Italy where she still has many living cousins.  She organized and took many groups on tours of Italy through the latter years of her life.
She is survived by six nieces and nephews, Julie (Bob) Harback, Rose (Ryan) Bell, Kay (Thomas) Russo, Andrew (Patti) Kamnikar, Stephen (Terry) Kamnikar and James (Carol) Krancic; nine great-nieces and nephews, eight great-great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband on Nov. 5, 1986; one sister, Eva Krancic; and one niece, Karen (Krancic) Byrne.
Pallbearers will be Andrew Kamnikar, Stephen Kamnikar, Jason Mathey, Jared Mathey, Sarah Eva Monroe and Megan Krancic.
Memorials may be directed to Holy Family School.
An online guestbook is  at

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