Helen Rach

Helen Rach

Helen Irene Rach, 87, a resident of Browerville, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 at her residence.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18, at the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Clarissa. Pastor Melissa Ehrhardt officiated. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery in Clarissa.
Irene was born Feb. 26, 1926, in St. Paul to George and Emma (Johnson) Moore and was confirmed on Apr. 2, 1939. She attended Trinity Lutheran School and graduated from Mechanic Arts High School. During the war she worked in a defense plant and later on at J.C. Penney in Wadena. Irene first met Arnold Rach on Jan. 19, 1946 at the River Inn in Aldrich. They were united in marriage on Sunday, June 20, 1948 in Wadena. In 1950 they moved to their farm in Browerville where they raised their family. During this time Irene worked at the Land OLakes Milk Plant, Wesleys Meat Processing and The Gift Box. Irene was a witness to Christ and together with Arnold provided a solid foundation for their family. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, crafting and spending time with friends and family. Irene was an active member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church and Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Clarissa, holding many offices in the womens group. She served on the church council, taught Sunday School, and was active in Bible study and the quilting group. She loved attending Womens Week at Luther Crest Bible Camp and served as the delegate for several years. Irene was a long time member of the Golden Rule Homemakers Club, Hoe and Hope Garden Club and was a leader of the Hustlin Rustics 4-H Club.
Irene is preceded in death by her parents, son Alan, grandson Jordan and brother George Eugene Moore.
Irene is survived by her husband Arnold of Browerville, children: David (Julie) Rach of Brooklyn Center, Lori (Bob) Anderson of Clarissa, Julie Ann Rach of Long Prairie; grandchildren: Sheree Volkmann and Sarah Anderson; great grandchildren: Bryce Rach, Brennen Volkmann and Jenna Volkmann.
Arrangements with Iten Funeral Home, Browerville.

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