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“Rachel and Christy were friends of our folks, Kermit and Lena Hahn who were also members of Trinity Lutheran Church. Our dad worked as a teacher at...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Larry R. Hahn and Rex A. Hahn

“I have many fond memories of time spent with Rachel and Chris. Our families were profoundly intertwined. Rachel's mom was often the babysitter for...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: John Hanna - Honolulu, HI

“Thank you for letting us care for Rachel - it was an honor. ”
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“Rachel was like a second mother to me. We all belonged to Trinity, Mom and Rachel were part of the same circle. When it came to the Mother-Daughter...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Sue Abraham Doell


Rachel Christensen, age 99 of Appleton, passed away peacefully at Brewster Village. Rachel was born in Randolph, Wisconsin on October 1, 1917, daughter of the late Hayden and Clara (Boelter) Owen. Following high school, she began her secretarial career. She worked at Employers Mutual Insurance, Appleton Papers Combined Locks Mill, Fox Valley Technical College, and her final twenty years in the workforce were spent at Kimberly Clark Corporation. She retired in 1976. For over fifty years, Rachel was married to Carlyle "Chris" Christensen, who preceded her in death in 2000. Rachel was also preceded in death by her parents, a brother Hayden, and sisters Orpah, Ruth, and Jean. She is survived by many nieces, nephews, co-workers, and friends. Rachel was a longtime and faithful member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Appleton, loved dancing to big band music, and was a former volunteer in the gift shop at the Appleton Medical Center. A private burial service for Rachel will be held at Riverside Cemetery in Appleton at a later date. For more information or to share a memory of Rachel, please visit www.wichmannfargo.com.

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