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Funeral services honoring the life of Rhonda (Rath) Brenzikofer, 87, who passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2023, at her home in Marion, will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17, 2023, at Marion Christian Church.
Burial will follow at Ebenezer Methodist Cemetery, Burns.
Rhonda’s life began March 4, 1936, in Wichita as a daughter of Evan and Thelma (Bache) Rath.
Rhonda graduated from high school with the Class of 1954 in Florence. After high school, Rhonda attended what now is Emporia State University for two years and then was united in marriage to Richard Brenzikofer on Aug. 25, 1957, in Florence.
They raised their daughters in Burns. Then, in 1975, Rhonda went on to get her licensed practical nursing certificate. She was an LPN in Newton and finished her career in Marion.
Rhonda loved her Marion Christian Church family, enjoyed lunch every day with her friends at Marion Senior Center, and was a faithful member of the local TOPS club.
In her free time, Rhonda was quite the seamstress. She made her daughters dresses and dance costumes while they were growing up.
When living in Burns, she was an active member of the Twentieth Century Club.
Rhonda was an avid lover of animals — horses, dogs and more recently her beloved cats. Most of all, Rhonda loved her friends and family.
Rhonda is survived by her daughters Robin Adams (and husband Tom) of Garnett and Renae Pusateri (and husband Dean) of Marion; grandchildren Trevor Jones (and wife Shasta) of Shakopee, Minnesota; Amber Adams (and Justin Grosdidier) of Richmond, Kansas; Arielle Adams (and Mike Vergara) of Topeka; Antonio Pusateri (and Emilee) of Wichita; and Andria Stapley (and Derek) of Grants Pass, Oregon; and great-grandchildren Tobias Jones, Mira Jones, Gunner Grosdidier, Augustus Grosdidier, Gatlin Grosdidier, Maximus Vergara, Maddison Clough, Thomas Edgington, Mila Pusateri, Vincent Pusateri, and Capri Stapley.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard; parents, Evan and Thelma Rath; daughter, Rachelle Brenzikofer; and siblings Patricia Stubbs, and Evan Rath Jr.
Memorial contributions in Rhonda’s name may be directed to Marion Senior Center or to Marion Christian Church.
Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, Marion, is serving the family.
Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Rhonda at www.yazelmeglifh.com.
Last modified Nov. 16, 2023