In lieu of flowers memorials can be made in Rita's name to Donate Life America at donatelife.net.
Memorial services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, 2020, at Oakcrest Funeral Services in Algona. Visitation will be held on Saturday one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Inurnment will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Rita Mary (Gaulke) Kosidowski was born on July 2, 1938 the daughter of Edwin and Valeria (Wieczorek) Gaulke in Winona, Minnesota. She attended St. Stanislaus grade school and graduated from Winona Cotter High School in 1956.
After her marriage to her high school sweetheart John "Jack" Kosidowski on September 8, 1956 in Winona, they lived in many different places across the country including Massachusetts, Mississippi, North Carolina, Wyoming, and Minneapolis before returning to Winona in 1991. While living in Minneapolis she worked as a retail clerk at a gift shop and in Winona she worked for the Great Surplus Store for several years. Rita enjoyed reading, bowling, spending time with family and she loved a good mystery show.
Rita died on Monday, February 24, 2020 at the Good Samaritan Society in Algona. She was 81.
Rita is survived by her husband, John "Jack" Kosidowski of Algona; son, Matthew Kosidowski of Crystal, MN; four grandchildren, Jason Bradley, Elizabeth Larsen, Abigail Buscher and Jennifer Godfrey and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Sandra Bradley and sister, Betty Walker.
Hold close the great memories you have made together. May they bring you comfort in your loss of Rita. Harley & I will always remember the fun & hard work we all put in, to making the Rivertown Shuffle the successful cancer event it was.
Chris & Harley Antoff (Winona)
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