Died unexpectedly on May 23, 2021 at her home in Roseville MN. Rita was born March 19, 1926 in St Paul, MN to Dewey and Henrietta (Theders) O’Brien. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mel Zoff; her parents; brothers, Jack and Jerry O’Brien; and daughter-in-law, Bobbie Resler Zoff. Survived by children, JoAnne, Gregory, Michael (Trish Woodhouse), Carol (Bob Powell), and Susan; grandchildren, John Sellner (Todd Billington), Daniel Sellner, Mark Zoff (Sofia Becker), Joseph Pelton (Rylie), Laurel Zoff Pelton, and Zachary Rose; great-grandson, Winston Zoff; sister, Mary Kaye Love; brother, Joe O’Brien. Rita was a1943 graduate of Wilson High School, continuing to attend their annual reunions until recently. She bowled and golfed long into her 80s and loved her involvement with the people and activities of Maternity of Mary parish. She had a great gift for friendship. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 AM Tuesday, June 1 at Maternity of Mary Church,1414 N. Dale St. Burial at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation at church 1 hour prior to Mass. Memorials preferred to Joseph’s Coat or donor’s choice.