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Doris Rachow

October 22, 2013


6:00 to 8:00  p.m. Friday at Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home

Funeral Service:

2:30 p.m. Saturday, October 26, 2013 at St. John Lutheran Church, Hillsboro, ND


Riverside Cemetery, Hillsboro, ND


Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home, Hillsboro.

Doris Rachow

October 22, 2013


Doris Rachow passed away on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, at the Sanford Medical Center Nursing Home, Hillsboro, at the age of 78.

Doris June Drees was born January 8, 1935, in Grand Forks, ND.  She was the daughter of Albert,Sr. and Ethel Drees. Doris was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran faith at Immanuel Lutheran Church , Grand Forks.  She graduated from Grand Forks Central High School.  Doris June Drees was united in marriage to Harold “Dick” Rachow on August 30, 1953 in Grand Forks.  They made their home near Hillsboro where they farmed.  Besides helping on the farm, she worked at the Hunter Bag Factory and later at the Hillsboro Beet Plant.  In 1977, Harold retired from farming and they moved into Hillsboro. Harold passed away in 2005.  Doris was very involved in the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League at St. John Lutheran Church.  She enjoyed playing cards at the golf course, quilting at the church and loved baking for her grandchildren.

Doris is survived by her 5 children, Michael of Corcoran, MN; Mark of Fargo, ND; Scott (Jen) of Columbia, MO; Laurie Rachow of Moorhead, MN; and Karen (Michael) Maassel of Fargo, ND; 4 grandchildren, Patrick, Megan, and Benjamin Maassel, and Zeke Rachow; 2 step-granddaughters, Heather (Brad) Stubbs and Samantha (John) DeFere; 6 step-great-grandchildren, Domynique and Alexis Mejias, Keira and Kai Stubbs, and Kindle and Bailey DeFere; 2 brothers, Paul (Linda) Drees of Bemidji, MN, and John (Vivian) Drees of Grand Forks, and 3 sisters, Donna (Ron) Widenhoefer, Albert Lea, MN, Violet (Gyman) Okeson, Belton, TX, and Kathy Miller, Lengby, MN.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, 2 brothers, Albert and Donald Drees, and 2 sisters, Mary Hooey and Dorothy Schroeter.


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  1. Cindy Christensen says:

    Missoula MtI’m thinking of all of you and remembering all of the times spent together at the farm. I will miss your mom but know that she’s in a better place. Take comfort in all of the wonderful memories that you’ve made together!

  2. Kevin & Cindy Hansen (Thompson) says:

    Hillsboro ND
    Sorry to hear about your mother. Ever time we saw each other there was always a good visit. Wish I would be able to make the prayer service but I will be out of the area on family matters. It would of been a nice Bohnsack gathering.

  3. Steve and Sue Schulz says:

    Keeping you all in our prayers, and trusting that our Savior Jesus will continue to grant you His peace.

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