Bretscher, Rita Ruth (1915-2004) | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
Name: Bretscher, Rita Ruth (1915-2004)
Historical Note: Rita Ruth Jordan Bretscher was born on July 13, 1915, in Springfield, Illinois, to F. R. and Dell (Fairles) Jordan. She married Carl E. Bretscher on September 12, 1942, in Springfield. Bretscher was a graduate of Milwaukee Downer College, which is a part of Lawrence University, and she also graduated from Oglala Lakota College. She taught art in the Springfield grade and high schools until her retirement. She had also obtained her pilot's license. She died October 17, 2004, in Carbondale, Illinois, but is buried in Springfield.