Mark Rachow passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 31, 2016, at his home in Fargo, at the age of 60.
Mark Steven Rachow was born on February 4, 1956 in Hillsboro, ND, the son of Harold and Doris (Drees) Rachow. Mark was baptized and confirmed at St John Lutheran Church in Hillsboro.
Mark grew up on the family farm in Bohnsack Township near Hillsboro. He attended grades 1-4 at the Bohnsack Consolidated School, a country school close to his home. Mark then completed grades 5-12 in Hillsboro and graduated in 1974. Mark attended North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton, ND from 1974-76. He later returned in 1986 and completed his Degree in Business Management.
After college, Mark moved to Fargo and held various jobs in the restaurant and food industry. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Fargo. Mark always had a love for music and enjoyed singing solos and duets at his church.
Mark could be very stubborn, but had a heart of gold. He loved to visit with people and could talk to anyone. He also enjoyed attending sporting events including Bison football and basketball games, Fargo Force Hockey, Redhawks and Twins games.
Mark is survived by two brothers: Mike of Corcoran, MN and Scott (Jen) of Columbia, MO; two sisters: Laurie and Karen (Mike) Maassel, both of Fargo, ND; his niece and nephews: Patrick, Megan and Ben Maassel, and Zeke Rachow; step-nieces: Heather Stubbs and Samantha (John) DeFere, along with many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 3, 2016 from 2:00-4:00 PM at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo – and also one hour prior to the service in the church on Monday. Funeral Services will be at 10:30 AM on Monday, April 4 at Grace Lutheran Church in Fargo. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Hillsboro.
Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo. To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.boulgerfuneralhome.com.