In Memory of Rita Rae Frahm



Rita Rae Frahm
Rita Rae Frahm
Born: January 4, 1943
Died: January 30, 2019
Age: 76
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Rita Rae Frahm
January 4, 1943 - January 30, 2019
From: Ida Grove, IA

Rita Rae Frahm, age 76, of Ida Grove, Iowa passed away on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at the Horn Memorial Hospital of Ida Grove, Iowa.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at the Westminster Presbyterian Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. Pastor Shari O’Bannon will officiate. Committal Services will follow in the Ida Grove Cemetery of Ida Grove, Iowa. A Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday February 4, 2019, at the Christensen - Van Houten Funeral Home 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 at www.christensenvanhouten.com

Rita Rae Frahm, was born January 4, 1943 in Clinton Township, Sac County, IA. She was the daughter of Roy and Gertrude (Hoefling) Carlberg. Rita grew up in the Odebolt, IA area and received her education in the Odebolt Community School District.

On August 30, 1959, Rita was united in marriage to Jerald Steuk. To this union four children were born: James, Brent, Michael and Pamela. The couple would later part ways. On June 27, 1987, Rita was united in marriage to Gerald Frahm and welcomed his daughters Laurie, Barbara and Angela to their blended family. 

Rita was employed for 28 years by Midwest Industries as a hostess at the Chalet. She was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church of Ida Grove and participated in their sewing circle. She sewed blankets for premature babies in her spare time. Rita enjoyed gardening and had a love for flowers. She enjoyed cooking, playing bingo and playing cards. Most importantly though was her family and friends. Rita cherished the time she spent with them. 

Left to cherish her memory include her husband of 31 years Gerald Frahm of Ida Grove, IA; sons James (Rhonda) Steuk of Denison, IA, Michael Steuk of Cheyenne, WY; daughters Pamela Steuk of Ida Grove, IA, Laurie (Mike) Dayon of Polk City, IA, Barbara (Chris) Staver of Cherokee, IA and Angela (Doug) Lucas of Cherokee, IA; 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson; twin brother Roger (Diane) Carlberg of Eagle, ID; brothers-in-law Danny (Linda) Frahm of Sioux City, IA and Jerry Eppling of LeMars, IA; sisters-in-law Leola (Lawrence) Gansko of Winchester, CA and Bonnie Johme of Sioux City, IA; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Roy and Gertrude Carlberg; son Brent Steuk; sister Shirley (Donald) Sykes; brother Richard (Bonnie) Carlberg; ex-husband Jerald Steuk; sister-in-law Leora Eppling; brother-in-law Eugene Frahm.

 

SERVICES

10:30 a.m., Tuesday,
February 5, 2019
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Ida Grove, Iowa

OFFICIATING

Pastor Shari O'Bannon

CASKET BEARERS

Austin Wardrip
Mike Steuk
JJ Steuk
Clinton Steuk
Heather Sweeden
Andy Staver
Zach Staver
Jordan Frahm

Honorary Pallbearers
Chance Sweeden
Barbara Staver
Chris Staver
Laurie Dayon
Angela Lucas
Rhonda Steuk
Candice Bral

VISITATION

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Monday,
February 4, 2019
Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home
Ida Grove, Iowa

MUSIC

Jodie Hudson, Organist & Vocalist

"The Old Rugged Cross" ~ Cong. Hymn
"On Eagle's Wings" ~ Solo

INTERMENT

Ida Grove Cemetery
Ida Grove, Iowa


Condolences


Monday, February 4, 2019 at 1:31 PM
“Jerry, sorry to hear about Rita. May knowing she is free of pain and at peace help ease your sadness. Our sympathy to you and the family. Jim and Rosie ”
- Jim and Rose Weary
Monday, February 4, 2019 at 10:27 AM
“So very sorry to hear about Rita, thoughts and prayers to all of you”
- Colleen Hare
Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 12:28 PM
“Prayers and sympathy to all the family.”
- Joyce Curtis
Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 12:28 PM
“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Uncle Gerald. I'm so sorry for your loss.”
- Doug Frahm
Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 12:28 PM
“Jerry, Sorry for your lose, I thought Rita looked so good at Christmas time at the Church. Simpathy to you and all your family. Cathy”
- Cathy Trampe
Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 1:45 PM
“So sorry to hear of Rita's passing. I remember her when she came with Jerry to visit Barb at work in past years--My sympathies to your whole family in this time of grief! God Bless You All.”
- Rose Beazley
Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 1:45 PM
“Jerry we are sorry for your lose. ”
- Carol & Mike Mohrhauser
Friday, February 1, 2019 at 1:12 PM
“Rita was a wonderful childhood friend, kindergarten through high school. I'll never forget her. I loved her dearly. May our loving Lord bless each of you, her loved ones, with comfort and strength. ”
- Janis Smith Reinschmidt
Friday, February 1, 2019 at 9:05 AM
“So sorry for your loss Jerry. May God wrap his arms around you during this difficult time. We will see you when we get back.”
- Mike and Patti Andrews
Friday, February 1, 2019 at 9:05 AM
“Very sorry to hear about Rita Our condolences”
- Kenny&Anne Thornhill
Friday, February 1, 2019 at 9:05 AM
“My heart hurts for all of you. We will miss her. Blessings to all who love her.”
- Carolyn Joyce Jamieson
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