Obituaries » Rita R Berghoff (O'Leary)

February 18, 1930 - September 16, 2018

Funeral Service Date
September 24, 2018
Funeral Service Time
10:30 am

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Rita Rose Berghoff, 88, of Fort Wayne, passed away, September 16, 2018 at home, surrounded by her loving family. Rita was born February 18, 1930 in Milwaukee, WI, where she was raised, to the late Zelotus and Bernice O’Leary. She graduated from Mount Mary College, a devoted catholic, wife and mother, and was a charter member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Rita is survived by her children, James R (Julie) Berghoff, Mary K (James) Soden both of Ft. Wayne, IN, Martha A (Daniel) Slott of Cumming, GA., Edward J. Berghoff and Sarah M Rashevich both of Fort Wayne, IN; grandchildren Jackie (Adam) Petersen, Abby (Brian) Kolls, Jimmy (Margaret) Berghoff, Sally, Henry and Hannah Berghoff, Melissa Soden, Sam, Max and Joe Slott, Kate, Stephen and Thomas Rashevich; great grandchildren Natalie and Owen Petersen, Olivia Kolls and Jay Berghoff. Rita was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. James R Berghoff, great grandchild Joseph E Petersen. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am, Monday, September 24, 2018 at Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 4916 Trier Rd with calling one hour prior. Visitation will be held Sunday, September 23, 2018, from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Divine Mercy Funeral Home, 3500 Lake Ave., Fort Wayne, with a rosary at 4:45 pm. Burial will be in Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Memorial contributions may be made to Masses. To sign the online guest book, go to

Visitation Information:

Divine Mercy Funeral Home

Phone: 260-426-2044

Address: 3500 Lake Avenue Fort Wayne Indiana, 46805

rosary at 4:45 pm

Visitation Date

September 23, 2018

Visitation Time

05:00 pm – 08:00 pm

Additional Info

rosary at 4:45 pm

Funeral Service Information:

St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church

Phone: 260-482-2186

Address: 4916 Trier Rd. Fort Wayne IN, 46815

Service Date: September 23, 2018

Service Time: 5:00 pm

Service Notes: calling one hour prior at church

Funeral Service Date

September 24, 2018

Funeral Service Time

10:30 am

Additional Info

calling one hour prior at church

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