Rita Mae Bambach (nee Bennett), 90, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Sept. 10, 2020.  

Ms. Bambach was born in Chicago, on Jan. 1, 1930 to the late Robert Bennett and the late Anna Bennett. She was one of four children. She grew up in Brookfield and attended Riverside-Brookfield High School. After high school, she owned her own beauty salon in Western Springs. 

She married Richard “Dick” Bambach on May 11, 1963 at St. Louise de Marillac Church in La Grange Park. The couple settled in LaGrange Park, where they raised their three children. She loved to travel and visited all 50 states. She also loved to garden, bake and play games with her grandchildren. She was best known for her kind and loving way. 

Ms. Bambach was the wife of Richard; the mother of Rich, Rod and Robyn; the mother-in-law of Robin, Linda and Scott; and the grandmother of Haley, Jackson, Olivia, Bradley, Georgia, Adriana and Kevin. 

A funeral Mass was celebrated Sept. 12 at St. Louise de Marillac Church, followed by interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside.

Hitzeman Funeral Home, Brookfield, handled arrangements.

Those wishing to express condolences online can visit HitzemanFuneral.com. If you wish to send a sympathy card to the family, send it to Hitzeman Funeral Home, 9445 31st St., Brookfield, 60513, c/o the Rita Mae Bambach family.