Rachel March, longtime resident of the Northwoods, passed away Feb. 14, 2013, after a short illness.
Born Rachel Hrabik in Kewaunee County May 26, 1927, Rachel grew up helping in her father’s cheese factory and watching the Green Bay Packers at City Stadium. She was Queen of the Prom at Algoma High School in her junior year. After graduation, she attended Lawrence College.
Rachel followed her parents to Lac du Flambeau in 1950. She married Robert March Jan. 4, 1958. They began married life living on a mink farm in Lac du Flambeau, where Bob was manager. They later moved to Fence Lake, when Bob joined Rachel’s father at Village Hardware in Lac du Flambeau.
Rachel and Bob moved to Woodruff in 1966. Rachel owed a home-based drapery business and later was the secretary/bookkeeper for the Capstone graphics department at Lakeland Union High School for 21 years. After retirement, she became bookkeeper at Clearwater Camp, retiring again in 2007.
Rachel is survived by one daughter, Ruth (Paul) De Rego of Albuquerque, N.M.; two sons, Steve (Dianne) March of Monument, Colo., and John (Dawn) March of Stevens Point; and eight grandchildren, Christopher and Kathryn De Rego, Olivia, Elizabeth, and Thomas March, and Nicholas, Michael, and Matthew March.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob; her parents, Roy and Alvina (Ripley) Hrabik; and one brother, Roy Dean Hrabik.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 20, 11 a.m., at Holy Family Catholic Church in Woodruff, with visitation starting at 10 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holy Family.
Online condolences may be shared at www.nimsgernfuneral.com.
Nimsgern Funeral & Cremation Services is handling the arrangements.