Rita Rhea Robl
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Rita Rhea Robl on Monday, June 5th, 2023, while under the watch of Aspirus Cancer Care and surrounded by loved ones. Rita was born early Sunday, August 13th, 1967, to parents Anthony J. Robl and Margaret E. Robl in Merrill, Wisconsin. Rita had a career in the insurance industry for over 25 years and had been recently promoted to Senior Account Manager at M3 insurance. She took great pride in her work and was excited to start her new role. She was so grateful for the generosity and support her coworkers showed when they surprised her with a brat fry to help raise money towards her care. Rita held various roles in her lifetime and cherished all of her work friends dearly. Over the past several years she had found great community and friendship participating with ‘The Wausau Wheelers’ and ‘The Central Wisconsin Fun and Adventure Group’. She always had an active spirit and was passionate about her hobbies which included hiking, biking, and kayaking. She participated in various marathons and most recently biked her first Iron Bull, Red Granite Grinder. She looked forward to new adventures with her friends and greatly appreciated all the love she received from everyone after her diagnosis. Rita enjoyed traveling with friends and family on yearly trips. Deadwood South Dakota held an extra special place, but others included Memphis, New York, New Orleans, Kentucky, Michigan, Nevada and Florida. She even made it all the way to Nicaragua helping with mission work for her church. Rita enjoyed the simpler things in life like time at The Pond and the holiday cartoon Peanuts specials. She loved dancing around, talking in funny accents, and goofin with her girls.
Rita is survived by the love of her life, Scott Zeller, daughters Ellen Mondeik, and Lauren Case, and fur babies Reno and Henri. Her Siblings, Ann (Chris) Clabots, Colleen Robl, Keene (Debbie) Robl, Mark Robl, Alan (Tammy) Robl, and Tony (Jeri) Robl. And her beloved Nieces, Nephews, and Grand Nieces and Nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents and her fur baby, Vegas.
The memorial service for Rita will be held on Saturday, July 8th at the Brainard Funeral home in Weston, WI, with visitation from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm and a service to follow.