Rita Galster

June 18, 1931 - March 7, 2024
Rita Galster
Service Date:
Saturday, March 16, 2024 11:00 AM
Service Location:

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

670 South 1100 East, Salt Lake City

It’s with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Mother-in-law and friend to so many. You fought the good fight mom. Rita Galster was born June 18 1931 and died March 7, 2024 in Millcreek UT. She was a young 92 yrs old. She is now reunited with husband Bill of 64 years and her oldest son Rick. 

Rita was born in Chicago IL to Clara and Bill Lorenz. She has one younger sister Arlene.  She married Bill Galster in 1955 and had five kids. In 1964 the family moved to Fairbanks AK where they lived for 12 years before moving to Holiday UT. 

Her daughter Chris, son Dave, daughter Margie, and son Pat are here to carry on along with her sister Arlene Hollands, daughter-in-laws Kay, Cindy, and Dawn, and her son-in-laws Leo and Matt. Rita has 11 grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. Always encouraging and supportive she loved her family unconditionally.

Rita was a RN in the nursery at St. Mark’s Hospital for 23 years. She was a  woman of strong faith, volunteered with the Ladies of Charity at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in SLC. She delivered food with her dear friend Jenny McDonald for many years. They would go to church on Sundays making a day of it. Jenny is a true and loving friend. 

Special thank you to the Bristol and Inspire Hospice teams and all the wonderful, caring staff at Highland Cove where Rita made many friends.

Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held on Friday, March 15 at 7:00 PM at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 670 South 1100 East,Salt Lake City, UT where friends may gather and view until 8:30 PM.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, March 16 at 11:00 AM, also at Our Lady of Lourdes.  Committal will follow at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 4th Ave and "T" Street.  Please return to church for alunch by the Ladies of Charity at 1:00 PM. 

Flowers or a donation to Ladies of Charity can be sent to the Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.


Link to watch service memorial video: https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/t8qybmzj9efxv9lckefrx/My-Movie-10.mov?rlkey=i16dom5l938182fcb2xakcbhb&dl=0


Link to watch memorial video from family: https://www.facebook.com/1234661421/videos/950970582653261/