Rita A. (Nowak) Wolbach

Rita A. (Nowak) Wolbach

June 6, 1933 – January 4, 2024

Preceded in death by husband Frank; parents Jacob and Anna; brothers Walt, Rich, and Ray; parents-in-law Ben and Mary Wolbach; brother-in-law Msgr. Richard Wolbach; sister-in-law, Cecilia Straley. Survived by children Ann Harrison, Deacon Mark and Mary Wolbach, Jim and Mary Jo Wolbach, Cathy and George O’Connell, Deacon Matthew and Lisa Wolbach, Jane and Brian Lowes, Beth Wolbach, Barbara and Gary Stessman, Robert and Jennifer Wolbach; 25 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law Leonard and Esther Nowak; sisters-in-law Liz Nowak and Pat Nowak, Sr. Margaret Ann Wolbach, OSF; brother-in-law Robert Wolbach; numerous other relatives and friends

Visitation at St. Thomas More Catholic Church (48th and Grover) Tuesday, January 9th, after 4:00 p.m. followed by a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, January 10th, 10:30 a.m. at the church.  Interment St. John Cemetery.  Memorials will be directed by the family.

A special thank you to Heritage Legacy Memory Care support staff.

To view a live broadcast of the services, go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button on the homepage.


  • Sirena Salazar Posted January 5, 2024 3:22 pm

    Ms Rita My best friend at Heritage I will miss you so much. Shine on Like the star you are To her family you all are in my prayers

  • Keesecker Karen Posted January 5, 2024 4:38 pm

    Such a loving and fun lady. She will be missed! Our prayers are with the family.
    Karen Keesecker, sister in law of Mark Wolbach

  • Bob Nowak Posted January 5, 2024 7:36 pm

    Rita’s passing is so sorrowful and my heart goes out to the entire Wolbach Family. I always admired how Rita lived her life, she was like a role model for us. Rita worked hard and earned her nursing license and had a successful career caring for the sick. She married and was a loving wife to Frank Wolbach and together they gave life to nine wonderful children. Then came the grand children and the great grand children. So much joy, so many memories! Such a remarkable life for such a beautiful soul. Heaven’s gate has been opened. I pray that Rita’s entire family, and all whoever have known her, find joy in remembrance of her life.

  • Mary L. Wolbach Posted January 6, 2024 7:03 pm

    May the angels & saints surround you mom, my Aunt Rita & may she be granted eternal rest.

  • Eileen (Sinnott) Siert Posted January 6, 2024 10:05 pm

    To all the Wolbach kids, a Mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take. A Mom of 9, Grandma of 25, a nurse, wow, what a lady! She must have been one of the last of the great Moms in the good ole neighborhood too? So very sorry for your loss. May Mary, the Mother of all Mothers, wrap her loving arms around you all in the coming hours, days, weeks and months to come.

  • Joe and Sue Kawa Posted January 7, 2024 10:56 am

    May she rest in peace

  • Beth Ann Tomaszkiewicz Posted January 7, 2024 1:13 pm

    Sending lots of love and prayers to the entire Wolbach family. Rita had a beautiful soul and will be greatly missed.

  • John M Jachym Posted January 7, 2024 3:00 pm

    Our sincere condolences for the passing of your mom. She was wonderful, kind, and loving to our family and I will always cherish her treating me like family while I was growing up. Beautiful soul may you rest in peace. God Bless

  • Donna Nowak Stewart Posted January 9, 2024 11:31 am

    Aunt Rita was not just the sister of my Dad, my Aunt, wife of Uncle Frank, mother and grandmother of awesome cousins, but she was also my Godmother. How fortunate I was to have her in my life! I have so many wonderful memories of her, too many to mention, but will never be forgotten.
    Cousins, keep your memories close.
    My love and prayers are with you all.

  • Vince Nowak Posted January 9, 2024 11:38 am

    My deepest sympathy to my Aunt Rita’s entire family. Aunt Rita was a wonderful person and she will be greatly missed. Rita and all of her family are in my prayers.

  • The Simpson-Sams family Posted January 9, 2024 5:17 pm

    I did not get the opportunity to know Ms. Wolbach.
    However I have been fortunate for the opportunity to get to know Beth and Maddie. What a loving legacy she leaves… here ….with us…. in all of you.. as children and grandchildren and family.
    My deepest condolences to all the family. May God continue to bless you all and provide peace and healing throughout this time.

  • Rose Kriens Posted January 10, 2024 2:47 pm

    Giving our prayers to all of you, Rita will always be loved and remembered , a wonderful lady.. The service today was beautiful and viewing last night was a blessing to watch. Very heart warming reading of the alphabet. We watched here from Bossier City, Louisiana, Sending a hug from Jack and Rose Kriens (Mary Jo sister, Jim brother Inlaw)

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