HOLLAND – Rita M. Byrne-Lewandowski, 80, of Holland, OH and formerly of Ottoville died 5:26 a.m. Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.  She was born June 26, 1933 in Paulding County to the late Orion and Edwina (Miller) Byrne.  

     Rita is survived by her three brothers:  Eugene (Clarice) Byrne, Hubert (Carol) Byrne and Robert (Jean) Byrne, all of Ottoville; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.  

     Rita worked as a secretary for 48 years with Toledo Electrical Benefit Plant.  She was a former member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville and a member of the Toledo Indoor Sports Club where she held several offices.

     Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville with Father Jerome Schetter officiating.  Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ottoville at a later date.  Visitation will be Monday, April 14, 2014 from 2 to 8 p.m. at LOVE-HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Jackson Township where a scripture service will be held at 2 p.m.  

     Memorial contributions may be made to Community Health Professionals, Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.  Condolences may be expressed at www.lovefuneralhome.com.