A time of sharing memories and paying tribute to her life will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Boston Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the International P.E.O. Sisterhood, Chapter CB.
Condolences may be offered online at www.bostonfuneralhome.net.
Mrs. Rifleman was born Dec. 27, 1925, a daughter of the late Dr. H.P. and Beth (Biglow) Benn in Madison. She was raised in Stevens Point, attended the local schools and graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School in 1943.
Following high school, she attended various colleges, including Milwaukee Downer Women’s College, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, UW-Madison and the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyo., where she graduated with a degree in home economics and dietetics.
She taught home economics at Pulaski School in Milwaukee. In later years, she became the activities director at Lakeview Manor in Weyauwega.
She was married to Dr. Robert H. Rifleman on Aug. 31, 1946, in Stevens Point. They were divorced in 1974.
She was active in the International Chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, CB Chapter of Stevens Point and, in her earlier years, taught Sunday School for Frame Memorial Presbyterian Church in Stevens Point.
Survivors include three sons, Scott (Anne), Stevens Point, and Robert C. (Annie) and Dr. Gregory (Nancy), both of Prescott; one daughter, Laurie (Jack) Rice, Fort Atkinson; two sisters, Margaret Lee and Susan (John) Hoaglund; two half-sisters, Mary (Kaellan) Emery and Gretchen (Gordon) Renford; one half-brother, Dr. William (Rachel) Benn; four grandchildren; and three step grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a close friend, Jerry Lemberger.