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Monday, April 22, 2024

Rita Sell


Rita Sell was born on April 14th, 1937, in Springfield, MN, daughter of Leonard and Vineta (Hoffman) Wiese. The family moved from a farm near Dotson to a farm near Mountain Lake. Rita was confirmed at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Darfur and graduated from Mountain Lake High School. She continued her education in Fairmont at the School of Beauty. On June 10th, 1956, she was united in marriage to Rudolph (Orvis) Sell. They were blessed with 4 children. Michael Sell of Merrifield, Denise (Matthew) Motisi of Brighton, CO, Terry Sell of Nisswa and Monica (Gary) Grunewald of Windom.

Rita was a wonderful cook and loved to feed everyone, there was always room at the table and plenty to eat. She loved to try new recipes and made them her own. She loved to garden and always had fresh vegetables to share. She loved to walk, dance and play cards.

Rita moved to Lakeview Assisted Living in Heron Lake and later to Windom at Pine View Assisted living where she passed away peacefully on March 2nd, 2024.

She is survived by her sons Michael Sell and Terry Sell and daughter Monica (Gary) Grunewald, brother Kenneth (Mary) Wiese.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 36 years Orvis Sell and daughter Denise, parents, brother and sister in law Donald and Joyce Wiese, sister Betty Jane Wiese.


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