Obituary: Rita Joyce Arnhoelter

Rita Joyce Arnhoelter passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2022 at West Haven in Brillion.


She was born October 22, 1929 to Ambrose and Margaret (Platten) Jossart in Green Bay. After graduating from East High School, she worked in the office of the Milwaukee Railroad Company. On October 7, 1963 she married Werner “Dutch” Arnhoelter at the Cathedral Church in Green Bay and they celebrated 48 years of a wonderful life together.

Rita is survived by one sister-in-law: Joan Jossart, DePere; six nephews: David Jossart, New Franken, Craig Jossart, Florida, Mitch Jossart, Steve (Mary Beth) Jossart, all of Green Bay, Scott (Roxanne) Jossart, DePere and Chris (Kim) Jossart, South Dakota; and one niece: Deb (Brian) Koch, Green Bay.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Dutch on December 11, 2008; her son: Bill Molitor; two brothers: Bob Jossart and Jim Jossart; two sisters: Kay Petasek and Betty LeRoy; two brothers-in-law: Frank LeRoy and Chet Petasek; and a sister-in-law: Beverly Jossart.

Private family funeral services were held at Holy Family Catholic Church, Brillion. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial was the Rev. Tom Pomeroy and Deacon Mark Knipp with burial at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Brillion.

Online condolences may be made. The Pielhop Wieting Funeral Homes of Brillion & Reedsville assisted the family with funeral arrangements.

The family would like to thank her special friend, Carla, Brillion Westhaven, and the hospice for assisting with all of Rita’s care.

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