Rita Lansing – New Vienna

Rita J. Lansing, 84 of New Vienna, Iowa passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at Mercy Medical Center, Dubuque, Iowa, surrounded by her family.


Visitation will be held 2-8 p.m. Sunday, July 21, 2019, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville.  Visitation will continue Monday, July 22 from 8:30- 9:30 a.m. at Kramer Funeral Home prior to funeral services.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 22, 2019, St. Boniface Catholic Church, New Vienna, Iowa with burial in the church cemetery.  Rev. Dennis Quint will officiate.


Rita was born March 6, 1935 in Petersburg, Iowa the daughter of Hugo and Regina (Deutmeyer) Funke.  She married Lawrence Lansing on October 1, 1958 in Dyersville, Iowa.  Together they started farming near Earlville for 6 years, before moving to the farm north of New Vienna in 1965 where they still lived on that farm today.  While on the farm, Rita was a homemaker who enjoyed being busy outside, quilting, baking & crocheting.  She & her husband, Lawrence loved dancing and listening to polka music.  Rita loved spending time with her family, especially grandchildren and great grandchildren, and friends.


Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Lawrence, 7 children: Randy (LuAnn) Lansing of New Vienna, Barbara (Steve) Hermsen of Bennett, Elaine (Roger) Langel of New Vienna, David (Becky) Lansing of Worthington, Joan (Brad) Cunningham of Cedar Rapids, Larry (Brenda) Lansing of Cedar Rapids and Kim (Matt) Miller of Marion, grandchildren: Jason Lansing, Amy (Seve) Rodriguze, Adam Lansing, Josh (Brittany) Lansing, Chad Hermsen, Joy (Josh) Kessler,  Justin Hermsen, Ashley (Andy) Aldridge, Tyler (Karen) Langel, Staci Langel (fiancé Tyler Steger), Nicole (Wes) Marbach, Callie Lansing (fiancé Chris Nurczyk), Jenna Lansing, Emily, Sarah, and Michael Cunningham, Devin and Rilee Lansing, Brooklyn, Blake and Bryson Miller,12 great grandchildren; 4 sisters: Verna Lee Digmann, Lois (Art) Kern, Theresa (Charlie) Schindler, Darlene (Wayne) Wegmann; in-laws: Karen Funke, Janet Funke, John Lansing and Donald (Diane) Lansing, and many nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her parents, Hugo & Regina Funke, grandson, Ryan Langel,

siblings: Dorothy (Leo) Mensen, Janice (Laverne) Mensen, Leon Funke, Mary Lou Funke, Floyd Funke; parents-in-law, John & Margret Lansing, in-laws: Edward Digmann, Lois Lansing, Lavern Lansing, Anna Mae Lansing, Glady (Lavern Lansing) (Purl Lake) Lansing-Lake and 5 nieces and nephews.


Online condolences may be left for the family at www.kramerfuneral.com.