Rita Mae Bambach, nee Bennett

Rita Bambach

Rita Mae Bambach passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on September 10, 2020; she was 90 years old.  Beloved wife of Richard (Dick).  Cherished mother of Rich, Rod, and Robyn, and mother-in-law of Robin, Linda, and Scott.  Adored grandmother of Haley, Jackson, Olivia, Bradley, Georgia, Adriana, and Kevin.

Rita was born in Chicago, IL on January 1, 1930 to the late Robert Bennett and the late Anna Bennett.  She was one of four children.  Rita grew up in Brookfield, IL and attended Riverside-Brookfield High School.  After high school, she owned her own beauty salon in Western Springs, IL.

She married Richard (Dick) Bambach on May 11, 1963 at St. Louise de Marillac Church in La Grange Park, IL.  The couple settled in La Grange Park, where they raised their three children. She loved to travel and visited all 50 states.  She also loved to garden, bake, and play games with her grandchildren.  She was best known for her kind and loving way.

Visitation, Friday, September 11, 2020 from 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. and Saturday, September 12, 2020 from 9 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513.  Funeral Saturday 9:30 A.M. to St. Louise de Marillac Church, LaGrange Park. Mass 10 A.M.

All wishing to attend Mass need to register at  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4DAEAD2AA4F5CE9-rita

Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.

All State and Federal Covid – Recommendations & Guidelines are followed.  All guests entering the building must wear a facial covering and maintain social distancing.

Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

For those of you that would like to express your condolences to the family, please click on the link below and you can leave the family a message. If you wish to send a Sympathy Card to the Family, please feel free to send it to Hitzeman Funeral Home, 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513, c/o the Rita Mae Bambach Family. We will gladly forward it on to the Family.

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Messages of Condolence

  1. Bob Bennett condolence:

    For a loving, generous, sweetheart of a sister whose memories will stay as a permanent part of my heart.


  2. Shari Danno and Joe Tortorich condolence:

    Dear Dick and Family,
    I can’t tell you how upset that I am to find out about Rita’s passing. She was the most sweetest woman. She always had a smile on her face, because Dick you were ALWAYS by her side at Cordia. I feel so sorry for all of you. You’re such a beautiful family. She tried so hard to beat the stroke she had and would always tell my father that they were going to walk again someday since he also had a stroke. At Cordia we were all like family, some closer than others but still family. My father and I genuinely loved Rita and Dick like part of our personal family. I wish I could have said goodbye. Dick please be strong and I know that she is up in Heaven walking again. We will sorely miss her and all of the family. God bless all of you. Dick you have my phone number and if you ever need anything l, just call me. Please remember that yesterday’s memories are today’s treasures. With all our love and condolences, Joe Tortorich and Shari Danno. We shall never forget Rita.


  3. Barbara Binversie condolence:

    Dear Dick and Family, I hope you all know how much our mom thought of Rita. She truly was a sister to her. We have heard numerous stories about Rita from their early years to after marriage, kids and grandkids. Mom always mentions, I got that when I went shopping with Rita. I wish Rita and I could go out to lunch together again. I got that scarf from Rita. She missed her weekly get togethers with her. Rita has always been so strong and positive about life even after her stroke. Mom has been so disappointed not to be able to visit due to Covid. She is a true friend. God Bless you all. There are no words. So many wonderful memories. Love, Barb and Chris Binversie, Chris and Terry Blake and Maddy and Ken Beugger


  4. Debbi Siwinski condolence:

    Dear Dick and family,
    My family and I would like to extend our condolences to you and your family. You and Rita were a part of our Cordia family. She will be missed. May she rest in peace. Dick please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayer. May all your wonderful memories get you thru the dark days ahead. Sending you all hugs,love and peace always.
    Love the family of Joe Tortorich, Debbi and Gary Siwinski and children.


  5. Bob and Joyce Roth condolence:

    Dear Dick and family,
    Our hearts go out to you and your loved ones in this time of sorrow. Our deepest condolences.
    Joyce, Bob and Dayna Roth


  6. Gerry Roller condolence:

    Dear Dick and Family,
    I was so sorry to hear about cousin Rita’s passing but I am sure she is having a good time up there in heaven with her other departed family. Rita was always such a kind person.

    Love and prayers for all of you.
    Gerry and Bud Roller


  7. Vic and Jan Martinka condolence:

    Vic and I offer our condolences on the passing of Rita. We have fond memories of Rita and Dick and the time we spent together at LaGrange Park Fire Department events, when both Vic and Dick were on the Fire Department.


  8. Mary Lou and Glenn Larsen condolence:

    To Bob and all other relatives and friends of Rita. Mary Lou and I send our condolences.


  9. Jim and Joanne Warkentien condolence:

    Dick and Family so sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace and be at the right side of the Lord.


  10. Michael Sheehan condolence:

    Our condolences to Dick and the Bambach Family on the loss of Rita. Sending thoughts and prayers your way.


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