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Rita Millard

Rita Millard

May 23, 1945 - Aug. 5, 2009

Rita Millard, 64, West Fargo, N.D., died on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009 in her home.

Rita H. Schloeder was born May 23, 1945 to Dominic and Marie (Fisher) Schloeder at St. Cloud, Minn. She graduated from Sauk Rapids High School in 1963. On March 23, 1968, she married Lawrence Millard. Rita worked 31 years for Norwest Bank, currently Wells Fargo, working twenty one years as a banker connection and ten years in the proof department. She transferred to different locations during the twenty years that her husband was transferred and deployed with the U.S. Air Force. They lived in numerous cities in the United States, including Omaha, Neb., Oscoda, Mich., Belleville, Ill., Tampa, Fla., Rapid City, S.D., Minot, Fargo and West Fargo, N.D. They have lived in West Fargo since 1998.

She is survived by her husband, Larry; brothers, Alcuin (Vi) Schloeder, Sauk Rapids, Minn., Julian "Boyd" (Karen) Schloeder, St. Cloud, Minn.; sister, Karen (Don) Inderrieden, Sauk Rapids, Minn.

Rita was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Dominic, Jr., Eugene and Donald Schloeder, sisters, Mary Alyce Walters, Vivian Waltz and Julie Bragelman.

Rita expressed her gratitude to the Roger Maris Cancer Center, MeritCare Hospital, Mayo Clinic and Hospice of the Red River Valley.

The family requests no flowers. Memorials may be sent to Roger Maris Cancer Center, Hospice of the Red River Valley or a charity of choice.

Memorial services were held Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009 in West Funeral Home, West Fargo, with visitation the same day also in the funeral home, and Monday, Aug. 10, 2009 in Williams Dingmann Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids, Minn. with visitation the same day also in the funeral home. Burial was at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Sauk Rapids, Minn.

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(West Funeral Home, West Fargo)