Rita Aline LaBumbard, 86 year old resident of Harbor Towers in Escanaba, former resident of Rapid River, died July 7, 2009, at St. Francis Hospital following a brief illness. Rita was born in St. Jacques, Michigan on March 8, 1923, one of 14 children of Omer & Florestine Groleau. She married the love of her life, Pete LaBumbard, March 2, 1946, in Nahma.
Rita was a master quilter and seamstress, loved gardening, fishing, and spending time at the family cottage at Round Lake. In her early years, Rita spent many winters with her daughters in Lincoln, Nebraska and Salt Lake City, Utah. She is a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and the Walter C. Cole Post 301 American Legion Auxiliary. She dearly loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by parents, husband Harry