In Memory of Rita T. Nordhaus, PHJC Associate

Monday, 22 March 2021 16:22


January 14, 1941 - September 25, 2020

Rita T. Nordhaus, age 79, of Germantown, passed away Friday, September 25, 2020 at her home.

She was born January 14, 1941 in Trenton, the daughter of the late Henry and Elizabeth Nordman, Fischer. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Rev. Henry J Fischer; and brothers-in-law, Larry Theising, Von Wheeler, and Arlo Millican. Surviving are her husband Franklin Nordhaus of Germantown, whom she married October 12, 1965. Rita was the mother of three and grandmother of three.

Rita formerly worked at Germantown Trust and Savings Bank in Bartelso and Community Bank of Trenton. She was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church and Altar Sodality in Germantown, Mater Dei Mothers and Friends, former religion teacher, Girl Scout Leader, and Boy Scout Den Mother. In addition, Rita volunteered at Aviston Countryside Manor; was the dining room hostess at the church picnic for many years; and was an avid blood donor. She enjoyed playing cards, traveling, playing jokes on her family at Christmas, going to her grandchildren’s sporting events, and spending time with her family. Per her fellow PHJC Associate and friend, Kit Timmerman, Rita was always an optimist, and she spent much time praying. She said Rita loved going out to eat with friends, especially a group of friends that all attended Ancilla Domini. This year Rita was honored for her 10th anniversary as a PHJC Associate.

Memorial Mass was held September 30, 2020 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Germantown with Rev. Adrian Fischer and Rev. James Buerster concelebrating. Interment followed in St. Boniface Cemetery, Germantown.

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