Rita E. Holmberg

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Rita was born on January 22, 1918 and passed away on Monday, May 28, 2018.

Rita was a resident of Dubuque, Iowa at the time of passing.

After graduating from Senior Dubuque High School and Clarke College, Rita was accepted for a dietetic internship at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore, MD where she completed her training to be a registered dietician.

She served at the end of World War II in the Army Women's Medical Specialist Corps as a first lieutenant, using her dietician skills to treat sick and wounded soldiers in military convalescent facilities in North Carolina and Alabama.

The funeral Mass will take place on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 11 a.m. at St. Raphael's Cathedral, celebrated by Rita's nephew and godson, Msgr. Burial will take place immediately following at Mount Olivet Cemetery with Military Honors.