Mrs. Rita “Sue” Surface, 80, of Galesburg, Illinois died 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at her home.
She was born September 21, 1940 in Galesburg to Earl E. and Rita Lorraine (Tilly) Frinsthal. She married Donald R. White, October of 1960 in Miami, Oklahoma.
Surviving are two sons, Timothy R. (and Bettina) White of Galesburg and Thomas A. White of Galesburg, a brother, Paul (and Jackie) Frinsthal of Lees Summit, Missouri, two sisters, Joan Stinson of Galesburg and Vicki (and Russell) Mundwiler of Knoxville, Illinois, and three grandchildren, Julian White, Timothy R. White, Jr., and April Breann White. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Donald L. White, an infant daughter, Andrea Suzanne White, two brothers, Earl E. Frinsthal, Jr. and Danny R. Frinsthal, and an infant sister, Carol Kay Frinsthal.
Rita Graduated from Galesburg High School in 1958. She worked for Dairy Queen in Galesburg, and the Illinois Research Hospital in Galesburg. She also worked for the family business, Skelly Truck Stop in Galesburg. She then worked in food services for Marge’s Café and Marigold Nursing Home. She was a food service supervisor for Henry C. Hill Correctional Facility for 15 years and retired in 2002. She was a member of the Community of Christ Church in Galesburg. She was a member of the Red Hat Club and enjoyed reading and playing cards at the O.A.K.S., Boxcar Express, and Hardees in Galesburg. She was an avid Genealogist.
Cremation will be accorded. A memorial service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Service Galesburg Chapel. A Celebration of Life gathering will follow the service at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Funeral Home following the memorial service until 1:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to the O.A.K.S. or Wataga Senior Citizen’s. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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