It is hard to explain or sum up 95 years in just a several paragraphs. Rita experienced a fantastic daily life with a number of detours together the way, some content, some difficult to deal with. To aid her through all of her encounters, she should really be credited with getting the everlasting optimist, she normally explained that tomorrow would be a greater day. She held a deep relationship to her Catholic religion, believing that the greatest resting area would be with our Eternal Father in heaven.

Rita was born on the family members farm in Silver Lake, Minnesota, on February 15, 1926, to Stephen Pokornowski and Clara Mallak Pokornowski. Rita married Frank J. Cafferty in 1945 in Silver Lake, Minnesota. Right after having 4 kids, the oldest of whom was 6, and just ten days soon after Frank and Rita’s daughter Doreen was born, Frank was included in a vehicle incident which took his everyday living.

With the enable of a robust relatives and her connection with the Catholic Church, Rita ongoing on with everyday living. After a couple decades she bought a modest dwelling in Winsted, Minnesota. Just one evening though gone with her four little ones, browsing her parents, that residence burned down.

In 1955, Rita married Reuben Zimmerman. On March 29, 1957, they had a son, Stephen G. Zimmerman. At 11 months old, in February of 1958, Stephen contracted a virus which took his lifetime.

Reuben was by no means healthy immediately after the decline of their son. He finally missing his several battles with cancer in 1967.

In the meantime, when Rita was raising her family in Winsted, Minnesota, she made the decision that the menial jobs that were being out there to her were not adequate for her aspirations. Rita enrolled in and done her system review for teaching in cosmetology and started out her lifelong vocation as a effective beautician. In 1966, Rita moved herself and her household to St. Louis Park, Minnesota.

Rita satisfied Vic Beehler and they were married in 1970. They lived in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, till 1981 when they moved to Sandpoint, Idaho. Vic and Rita were being avid square dancers. Alongside one another, they used a lot of several hours on the dance flooring, square dancing, as properly as dancing polkas and waltzes. They danced quite nicely alongside one another as they glided across lots of dance flooring. They lived as inseparable soulmates.

Following retirement, Vic and Rita used winters touring and inevitably acquired a wintertime dwelling in Florence, Arizona. Vic handed away in 2006 just as they were being getting ready to depart their Arizona property and return to Sandpoint.

Simply because she was constantly gracious and caring, it was simple for Rita to make good friends. She had a lot of close friends in Sandpoint, at their wintertime household in Arizona, and a lot of other elements of the United States. Rita ongoing to devote the future couple winters in Florence till her well being declined a little bit and she did not experience snug staying alone.

The previous couple of several years, Rita spent most of her time with her daughter, Doreen Dolyniuk. It was simply because of Doreen’s frequent treatment and the lots of visits from her relatives and buddies that Rita was pretty significantly at simplicity and prepared for whatever was to happen.

Rita is survived by Vic’s two daughters, Lorna (Fred) Germain, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Donna (Dennis) Wieder, Vancouver, Washington her a few sons, Dennis Cafferty, Sandpoint, Kenneth (Shelia) Cafferty, Rathdrum, Idaho, and Frank S. (Jean) Cafferty, Sandpoint and her daughter, Doreen Dolyniuk, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, Rochelle (Paul) Gibbs, and Darcy (Chad) Steger, equally partners from Minneapolis, Christina (Mike) Miscovich, Coldfoot, Alaska, Kipp (Jenny) Cafferty, Minneapolis, Amanda (Mark) Wilkins, Spokane, Washington, Sean (Leah) Cafferty, Publish Falls, Idaho, Meggie ( Dave Dail) Cafferty, Moscow, Idaho, Jonas (Rachel) Cafferty, Minneapolis, Dr. Curtis (Shannon) Wozniak, U.S. Air Force, Warrant Officer III, Anthony J. Wozniak, U.S. Army, and Kaitlyn (Brandon) Shelton, Post Falls as very well as quite a few wonderful-grandchildren, and action-grandchildren.

The Rosary/Vigil company will be explained at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 31, 2021, in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

Mass of Christian Burial will be performed at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 31, 2021 in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Father Sleeva Raju officiating. Inurnment will take area in Pinecrest Memorial Park.

Memorials could be designed to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Sandpoint, Idaho, or Sandpoint Space Senior Centre, Sandpoint, where Vic and Rita liked to devote time possessing lunches, taking part in bingo and actively playing cards.

Relatives and friends are invited to signal her visitor e-book at

Arrangements are below the treatment of Coffelt Funeral Services.