Posted on

Glenn Rachu

Glenn Rachu Glenn Rachu

Glenn M. Rachu, age 86, of Abbotsford, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at the Marshfield Medical Center.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Abbotsford. Father Tim Oudenhoven will preside. Interment will follow with military honors provided by the Colby VFW Post No. 2227 at the Abbotsford Public Cemetery. Family and friends are welcome on Thursday, Oct. 24, from 4-8 p.m. with a Rosary service at 3:45 p.m. at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford and from 1 p.m. until time of the service Friday at the church.

Glenn was born on March 7, 1933, the son of Ervin and Evelyn (Kurtzweil) Rachu, in Marathon County. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea. On June 30, 1954, Glenn was united in marriage to Darlene Molle at St. Mary Catholic Church in Colby. Together they farmed for 30 years in the Town of Colby. He then continued to work for a farmer. Glenn also worked at the Abbotsford Recycling Center.

Glenn is survived by his wife of 65 years, Darlene; four children: Gary (Anita) of Kimberly, Dale (Margie) of Abbotsford, Donna (Mike) Sippl of Kronenwetter and Gwenn (Marty) Kaiser of Colby; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren and two on the way. He is further survived by two brothers: Donald (Phyllis) Rachu of Marshfield and Ray (Sharon) Rachu of Colby; two sisters: Sharon (Jerry) Tiege of Weston and Gloria (Jerry) Butterfield of Kronenwetter; a brother-inlaw, Ken Jicinsky of Spencer; two sisters-in-law: Cairgene Kauth of Marshfield and Linda Molle of Abbotsford; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson; his brother, Bill Rachu; his sister, Darlene Jicinsky; and a brother-in-law, Leroy Kauth.

Family and friends may express condolences online at

Paid obituary 80086