Rita Ann (Rosendahl) Shimota, 89

Rita Ann (Rosendahl) Shimota, age 89, of Hugo, passed away peacefully on May 15, 2024.

She was born May 18, 1934, in Tyrone Township, MN, to Charlie and Dolores and grew up and was schooled in New Prague, MN. She married her husband, Leonard Shimota, in 1954 and they made their first home in Minnetonka. Their new family then moved in 1971 to an old farmstead in rural Hugo.

Preceded in death by her parents; husband of 64 years, Leonard; brother, Richard; and brother- and sister-in-law, Wilbert and Caroline.

Rita is survived by children, Lindsay (Don) Sovil, Jennifer (Brad Bohlmann) Shimota, Jon M. and Patrick Shimota; granddaughter, Casey Sovil; sister, Lois Edel; brothers, William and Jim; many nieces and nephews; and special family friend, Luke Lindstrom.

Rita enjoyed playing all the old songs on the upright piano her grandfather bought for his growing family in 1910. She loved books and always had her current read at the ready. Living in an old farm house she learned the art of quilt making and created beautiful, award-winning, hand-quilted quiltsto keep her family and friends warm. Her cookie jar was always full.

A visitation was held on Friday, May 31, 2024.

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