Rita (Johnson) Sundquist

Rita Marie (Johnson) Sundquist, 51, of Apple Valley, died peacefully on the morning of Aug. 14, 2012. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends who Rita had touched throughout her life. She was born March 10, 1961, in Stillwater.

Rita was a loving mother, grandmother, wife, sister and aunt to many nieces and nephews. She truly loved her family and friends to the fullest. Rita was very passionate about music, hiking, fishing, gardening, her pets and spending time with loved ones. Rita had left an imprint in everybody’s heart. She will be greatly missed.

Rita is survived by her loving husband, Scott DeMesy; father, Doug Johnson; son, Jeff (Megan); daughter, Julia; grandson, Elliott; three sisters, Laura, Mary, and Lisa, and father-in-law, Duane “Hap.” She was preceded in death by her mother, Maureen “Ree” Johnson; sister, Terry Kantos, and mother-in-law, Mary.

A memorial service is 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, with visitation one hour prior to the service at the Edina Chapel of the Cremation Society of Minnesota, 7110 France Ave. South in Edina, 952-924-4100.

In lieu of flowers, make memorials to the family for expenses and donations to N.C. Little Memorial Hospice.