Rita is the daughter of Walter Stadig and Bertha Saucier, granddaughter of Olaf Stadig. She has 3 brothers, Bennett, Kennit, and Willis Stadig. She lived in Soldier Pond, Maine. As of today, Rita resides in Houlton, Maine She has written many books just to name a few:
Aroostook War; The St. John Valley Story; The Ski Marathoners; Our Maine Heritage. Rita never married. Rita’s father, Walter Stadig, was a game warden, a lumberman, he was the inventor of the rotary snow plow. He also participated in the Bangor to Caribou ski marathon of 1936-1937. Walter died in 1952.