Marion R. Rachick, age 88, of Stevens Point passed away January 12, 2016 at North Haven where she had resided the past month.
An afternoon gathering will be held on Saturday January 23, 2016 at the Shuda Funeral Chapel – Stevens Point. Marion’s family wishes to extend an invitation to an hour or two with them and enjoy a walk in time with family and friends.
All are asked to wear purple and blue jeans for the gathering.
Visitation will be from 1:00 – 4:00 PM Saturday the 23rd. At 1:30 PM that Saturday a Rosary and prayer service will be held at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Winfield, IL Cemetery on Monday January 25 at Noon.
Marion was born May 8, 1927 in Wheaton, IL, the daughter of George and Marion (Foos) Besch. The family moved to West Chicago when she was a child, and she attended St. Mary’s Catholic School and graduated from West Chicago High School. Marion married John Rachick on September 16, 1946 in West Chicago. The couple moved to Stevens Point in 1948 and raised their family.
Marion spent many years volunteering in the Stevens Point School System reading to children, she was a Girl Scout and Boy Scout leader, a driver for the elderly, and a volunteer at the Holly Shoppe in the Lincoln Center and Special Olympics. She enjoyed her monthly lunch gatherings with friends, and has the distinction of being the oldest volleyball player in the history of the Stevens Point City Volleyball League, playing at the age of 72. She was a member of the Stevens Point Old Car Club and the Camping Hounds.
Marion is survived by her 3 children: Clarence “Clancy” (Janie) Rachick, Dania Beach, FL; James Rachick, St. Paul, MN; Jude Rachick Holley, Stevens Point. 5 grandchildren: Ryan (Brianna), Crystal, Cherish, Brandi Jo (Scott), and Shelby. One great granddaughter Layla. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband John in 2000, 2 daughters: Peggy Ann and Patty Lou. 2 sisters: Betty Mertes and Gert Dalton.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.shudafuneral.com