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Rita Marie Cheviron Beck Willems

Rita Marie Cheviron Beck Willems, 84, of Fergus Falls, MN, with ties to Huntington, IN, died on Friday, Feb.25, 2022, at Park Gardens Assisted Living Center, in Fergus Falls.

She was born on Dec. 1, 1937, in Decatur, IL, to Louis A. Cheviron and Rose M. (Marchisello) Cheviron.  She graduated from St. Teresa High School in 1955.

Mrs. Willems worked at Our Sunday Visitor and later as parish secretary for SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Parish in Huntington. She previously married Edward Beck on June 14, 1958, in Decatur, IL. She later married Robert Willems Dec. 22, 1981.  He preceded her in death in 1997.

She is survived by four children and four stepchildren; a brother, Mark (Cindy) Cheviron of Decatur, IL; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, two granddaughters, and one great-granddaughter.

Calling will be on Tuesday, March 8, at 11 a.m., at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Decatur, IL, with funeral services immediately following. Rev. Joe Molloy will officiate.

Burial will at Macon County Memorial Park, in Harristown, IL.

Memorials may be made to Macon Resources, Decatur, IL.

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