Rita C. Marotz, age 67, of Watertown, SD, passed away on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at Prairie Lakes Hospital.
Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m., with a Time of Sharing at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 15, 2019 at Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel in Watertown.
There will be no services.
Rita Clare Marotz, daughter of Lloyd and Mary (Martin) Cypher was born on October 17, 1952 in Garretson, SD. She grew up in the Grover area surrounded by 11 siblings. She attended school in Hazel, SD and graduated from Harmony Hill in Watertown in 1970.
On July 25, 1970 Rita married Charles W. Marotz in St. Henry's Catholic Church in Henry. The couple made their home in Watertown and Rita worked at Spies Super Value grocery store for many years. She then attended LATI where she graduated with an Associates degree in Office Systems Technology in the fall of 1994. She ultimately nestled into the healthcare field and was employed at the Human Service Agency until the time of her passing.
Over the years, Rita enjoyed participating in women's softball and bowling and she especially enjoyed spending time with her family.
Rita is lovingly missed by her husband, Charles; their children, Russell (Angie) Marotz of Estelline, SD and Malcolm Marotz of Denver, CO; five sisters, Mary Jane (John) Rich of Marionville, MO, Margaret (David) Langenfeld of Hastings, MN, Dorothy (Jerry) Stewart of Madison, SD, Chris (Larry) Cain of Sioux Falls, SD and Jean (Tim) Novak of Valparaiso, IN; five brothers, Mike (Eileen) Cypher of Hartford, SD, Jim (Brenda) Cypher of Wolsey, SD, Tim Cypher of Madison, SD, Tom Cypher of Hazel, SD and John (Kimberly) Cypher of Willow Lake, SD; four grandchildren, Spencer Marotz, Hayley and Harley Whitney and Hannah Wiedman; one sister-in-law, Melanie (Harvey) Opitz of Lake City, SD; and her nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Mary Cypher; and her brother, Patrick Cypher.