In Memory of Anita Marie Rickert

Anita Marie Rickert
Anita Marie Rickert
Born: October 19, 1960
Died: January 26, 2016
Age: 55
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Anita Marie Rickert
October 19, 1960 - January 26, 2016
From: Ida Grove, IA

Anita Marie Rickert, age 55, of Ida Grove, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at the Mercy Medical Center of Sioux City, Iowa.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 30, 2016 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. Monsignor Kenneth A. Seifreid will officiate. Committal Services will be in the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery of Ida Grove, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, January 29, 2016 with a rosary service held at 4:00 p.m. and a vigil service held at 7:00 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. The Christensen - Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online to

Anita Marie Rickert was born on October 19, 1960, in Ida Grove, Iowa, to Paul and Irma (Schumann) Redenius.

Anita grew up on the family farm North East of Ida Grove, Iowa. She was baptized into her faith at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. Anita attended school in Ida Grove and graduate with the class of 1979.

Anita entered into marriage to Dennis Sykes and the couple were blessed with a son, Chad. The couple later parted ways.

Anita married James Rickert of Mapleton, Iowa on April 7, 1984. To this union two children were born, Justin and Brianne. Later on the couple parted ways.

Anita worked various jobs before becoming employed at GOMACO Industries in Ida Grove.  Anita suffered several strokes and later was diagnosed with breast cancer. Anita entered into a skilled care facility where she has stayed up to present date.

Anita enjoyed, crocheting, the Coca Cola bear, collecting snowmen, having a personal pan cheese pizza from Pizza Hut along with her favorite Dr. Pepper, eating chocolate, and going shopping.  Anita especially adored her grandchildren and spending time with her family. She will be greatly missed.

Left to cherish her memory are her loving children, Chad (Melissa Newquist) Rickert of Mapleton, Iowa, Justin (Kandi) Rickert of Dow City, Iowa, and Brianne Rickert of St. Augustine, Florida; nine grandchildren;  mother, Irma Jean Redenius of Ida Grove, Iowa; brothers, Mike (Faye) Redenius of Schleswig, Iowa, Daniel Redenius of Ida Grove, Iowa, David Redenius of Carroll, Iowa, and Jim (Denise) Redenius of Ida Grove, Iowa; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and extended family.

Anita was preceded in death by her father, Paul Redenius, and maternal and paternal grandparents.


10:00 a.m., Saturday
January 30, 2016
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Ida Grove, Iowa


Monsignor Kenneth A. Seifreid
Deacon Reverend Mr. Mike Stover



Chad Rickert
Justin Rickert
Mike Redenius
Dan Redenius
Dave Redenius
Jim Redenius

Honorary Pallbearers:

Brianne Rickert
Marcus Rickert
Caleb Rickert
Owen Rickert
Austin Newquist
Luci Wood
Isaac Newquist
Anna Wood
Anthony Newquist
Emma Rickert


4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday, January 29, 2016
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Ida Grove, Iowa

Rosary Service at 4:00 p.m.

Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m.


Kay Bloyer, Organist
April & Eric Wells, Musicians & Vocals

Music Selections:
"On Eagle's Wings"
"How Great Thou Art"
"The Irish Blessing"
"When I Get To Where I'm Going" - Brad Paisley


Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery
Ida Grove, Iowa


Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 11:21 AM
“So sorry to her about the loss of Anita, I worked with her at Walmart, she always had a smile on her face and such a pleasant person. Deepest sympathy to her family.”
- Debra Uhl
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 10:33 AM
“Please accept my condolences on the loss of your loved one, Anita. May your fine memories of her bring you comfort. Our Heavenly Father is the God of all comfort and He will help you through this sad time because "He cares for you". (Job 14:14,15)”
- Wanda
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 10:33 AM
“So sorry to read of the loss of a 1979 classmate, friend, and CCD member. You will be truly missed by all. Until we visit each other again may you rest in peace.”
- Tricia (Lansink) Wyatt
Monday, February 1, 2016 at 9:08 AM
“Hey Aunt Irma and Boys.
Wish I could be there for you but know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. Anita was the first of the cousin s I met when I moved to Battle Creek all those years ago! She was so danged sweet! I will always think of her with a beautiful smile on her face. My heart is saddened. Love to you all. Laura L (Laposky) Messenger”
- laura messenger
Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 4:20 PM
“Anita always had a smile where ever she went. May she now be smiling with her angels above. Prayers to all.”
- Robert & Marie Baker
Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 4:20 PM
- rick wendt
Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 4:20 PM
“Redenius Family:
So sorry to hear of Anita's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.
God's Blessings.
- Jerry Boger
Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 7:35 AM
“I was so sad to hear Anita passed away. I first met Anita at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Mapleton where I taught her 2 children, Justin and Brianne at Little Lambs Christian Preschool. She was one of my favorite parent helpers. We also were circle leaders together at church. We also worked together at Piccadilly circus Pizza in Mapleton. She was a great person and will be sorely missed. Her family are in my thoughts and prayers. Love ya Anita. See you someday again!”
- Marla ( Albertsen) Hogan
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 6:33 PM
“Anita was a classmate & we attended CCD together. She was always so friendly to me & had a beautiful smile! Thoughts & prayers to her family.”
- Teresa ( Bond) Schumann
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 6:33 PM
“I will certainly miss seeing Anita at the home. May she rest in peace.”
- Jane O'Tool
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 6:33 PM
“So sorry to hear about the loss of a great class mate. I can still hear her contagious laugh and see her great smile. Rest in peace Anita, until we meet again!!”
- Kathy Hinojosa Ladwig
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 6:33 PM
“It is the state of consciousness that one is often missed, and reminded by ones presents, but now the lack of your presents, we will be reminded how much, we truly miss you.

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- Michael Turpin, Administrator, Morningside Healthcare Community
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 6:33 PM
“Sympathy to the Family. Have known Anita for so many years.
A sweet lady.

- Shirley Ruser
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 12:21 PM
“Im so sprry for your loss she will be missed
Love you
Rest in paradise angel”
- felisha
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