Clarice O. Reitz, 89, of Mondovi, passed away on Thursday, Aug, 8, 2019, at Care Partners of Eau Claire.
She was born on May 22, 1930, to the late Oscar and Mabel (Bonesville) Ronnei, in Eau Claire.
She attended Norden grade school and was a graduate of Mondovi High School. Clarice then furthered her education and graduated from Eau Claire Teacher’s College.
Clarice taught at various schools in Wisconsin. She ended her career at Durand Elementary School, after 25 years as the librarian.
On Oct. 13, 1962, Clarice was united in marriage to Delford Reitz. They later divorced.
She lived in West Germany for 2 ½ years, at Karlsrueh and Frankfort. Following retirement, Clarice wintered in Sun City Center, Fla., for 10 years. She then moved back to Wisconsin and lived in both Mondovi and Altoona.
Clarice loved to travel, and did so extensively in the U.S., Canada and Europe, which included three trips to Norway. Her passion was reading and she graciously shared that love with her nieces and nephews. In her free time, Clarice enjoyed playing cards, Boggle and quilting, of which she made many bed quilts, lap quilts and pieced table runners. Many of her quilts were donated for charity.
Clarice is survived by a sister, Irene Brenner of West Allis; several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Clarice was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, Stanley and Lorraine Ronnei, and brother-in-law, Donald Brenner.
A memorial service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church of Norden, rural Mondovi, on Friday, Aug. 16, at 11 a.m., Pastor Kermit Solem officiating, with a one hour visitation prior to the service. Burial will immediately follow in the church cemetery.
Talbot Family Funeral Homes, Mondovi Chapel, is assisting the family. Please share your memories and condolences online at www.talbotfuneralhomes.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Trinity Lutheran Church of Norden or the church cemetery fund would be appreciated.