Rita M. Sabatino

SLEEPY EYE — Rita M. Sabatino, age 88, of Sleepy Eye, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at the Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 11:00 am at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm with Monsignor John Richter celebrating the Mass. Private family burial will be at a later date in the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 9-11 am on Tuesday at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm.

Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm is assisting the family.

To sign the guest book or to leave an online condolence for her family, visit www.mvfh.org.

Social distancing guidelines must be practiced, and all guests in attendance at the funeral will be required to wear a mask.

Rita is survived by her children, MaryKay Copp of Chanhassen, Barbara (Armin) Kronback of Ceylon, Mark (Dawn) Sabatino of Sleepy Eye, and Paul (Renae) Sabatino of New Ulm; grandchildren, Sadie (Shane) Brown, Joshua (Ashton) Sabatino, Kelsey (Cory) Kober, Brady (Sharese) Sabatino, and AJ Kronback; great-grandchildren, Ava and Myla Sabatino, Lucia and James Kober, and baby Sabatino due in November; and nieces, Ann (Scott) Thorson and Mary (Jeff) Smith.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her brothers, Charles and Paul Stadick; and many aunts and uncles.

Rita Marie Stadick was born on March 1, 1932 in New Ulm to Hugo & Elsie (Schaeffler) Stadick. She graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic High School in Sleepy Eye in 1950 and received her degree in nursing from St. Anne’s Nursing School in Chicago. Rita enjoyed reading, genealogy, and watching the Minnesota Vikings and Twins.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to NUACS or the German Bohemian Museum.