Yvonne L. Rach – Rochester
The funeral for Yvonne L. Rach will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 1, 2012 at River Park Chapel, Macken Funeral Home in Rochester. Pastor Wahl of Bethel Lutheran Church will be officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00a.m. at River Park Chapel, Macken Funeral Home (one hour prior to service). Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery East in Rochester immediately following the service.
Mrs. Rach, 62, of Rochester, died peacefully Wednesday (August 29, 2012) at home.
Yvonne was born September 12, 1949 in Reedsburg, WI to Clarence and Milda Thies. She graduated from Reedsburg High school in 1967 and attended Madison General Hospital School of Nursing where she obtained her degree as an R.N. On November 11, 1972she married Gerald Rach in Reedsburg. Shortly after, they moved to Rochester, MN where they built their home.
Yvonne was a nurse at the Mayo Clinic for 38 years until her retirement in 2010.
Survivors include her husband Jerry, son Eric Rach of Farmington, daughter Alyssa (Mark) Nelson of Minneapolis, and brother Jerry (Mary) Thies of Washington, IL. She is preceded in death by her mother and father.
Yvonne had a strong faith in God and was a devoted wife and mother. She took great pride in her children and loved them dearly. She loved her dogs, fishing with her family, and especially spending endless hours watching hummingbirds on the deck.
Memorials may be designated to Bethel Lutheran Church of Rochester, MN.
Online condolences are welcome at www.mackenfuneralhome.com