Rita Mary Friess, age 80, found peace on Sunday, February 10, 2019. She was born in Hartford on June 1, 1938, to parents Sebastian and Genevieve (Langenecker) Dietenberger. Rita was a 1956 graduate of Hartford High School. Rita was united in marriage to Alphonse “Sam” Friess. Rita is survived by her sister Dottie Klemp, brother, Harold Dietenberger; two granddaughters, Julie Friess and Ashley Haferman; three great-grandsons, Brayden, Sam and Ryan; also survived by other relatives and friends. Rita is preceded in death by her husband, Sam; one daughter, Barbara Friess, three sons, Michael, Thomas and Keith White. Private committal at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hartford. Shimon Funeral Home is serving the family.