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Janet Marie Rachuy

November 8, 1942 November 22, 2010
Janet Marie Rachuy
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Obituary for Janet Marie Rachuy

Worthington, MN

     Janet Marie Rachuy, age 68, of Worthington, MN went home to be with her Lord on November 22, 2010 while at Sunset Hospice Cottage. She was born November 8, 1942 in Lyon County near George, Iowa to Jans and Minnie Timmer. Janet graduated from Little Rock High School in 1961. She was united in marriage to Allen Kruger and they have three daughters. Later they were divorced. Janet married Howard Rachuy on June 17, 1988.
     She was an active member of the First Covenant Church in Worthington, MN where she sang in the choir, held positions on councils and was head of the prayer chain. She had been a part of an interdenominational Bible Study and a leader of a singles group. She was the chairman of the local Christian Women group. Each day she praised God for what He had provided for her, a family that loves the Lord and friends that she could depend on that also love the Lord.
     Janet worked at Campbell Soup Company for ten years and at Hy-Vee deli for five years. She is retired from Minnesota West Community and Technical College as Foodservice Manager after 17 years. Then she volunteered at Helping Hand Pregnancy Center for three years before becoming the Abstinence Director. She was recently honored for her dedication to the abstinence program.
     She loved to decorate her home, garden, scrapbook, make quilts for her grandchildren, plus many more sewing projects like making banners for church. Her favorite hobby was following her grandchildren’s sports, plays, musicals, and many other activities they had through the years which also included shopping.
     Janet will be remembered for her perseverance and inspiration to many with her battle against cancer. Her servant spirit and caring for others will be greatly missed. She had a way of connecting with people of all ages and her strong faith has sustained her through life’s challenges.
     Janet is survived by her husband, Howard; three daughters and spouses Janine & Brian Ford, Oakdale, MN; Vickie & David Eckerson, Byron, MN; Darla & Marc Janssen, Rushmore, MN; six grandchildren Amy & Katie Ford, Joel & Melissa Eckerson, and Chad & Jamie Janssen, Craig Janssen and one great grandchild Karsin Janssen. Howard’s children Rhonda Rachuy, Madison, WI. Terry & Arlene Rachuy, Richmond,VA, Lisa & Joe Shediak, Omaha, NE, and his grandchildren, Jeff & Jennifer, Rachel, Joseph, Joelle. Sister-in-law; Ercell Dykstra. She was preceded in death by her parents Jans and Minnie Timmer. 
     Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 24, 2010, at 11:00 a.m., at the First Covenant Church in Worthington, MN, with Rev. John Stewart officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant View Cemetery in Little Rock, IA.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 23, 2010, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington, MN and on Wednesday, November 24, 2010, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., at the First Covenant Church in Worthington, MN.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Helping Hand Pregnancy Center Abstinence Program, River of Hope Foundation or Sunset Hospice Cottage.


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