Rachel L. Thompson, 43, of Chippewa Falls, died Friday, June 19, 2020 at her home.
She was born March 13, 1977 in St. Paul, Minnesota to Mary (Schenk) and Dorman Thompson. She attended Woodbury High School. She received her GED in 1997.
To say Rachel loved children is an understatement. She worked with kids most of her life, starting at a daycare during her high school years, then worked as a nanny for many years, and finally as a teacher’s aide at an elementary school. Her sister joked that she was like the “Pied Piper” always having a train of kids following her. She was a protector, an advocate & like a second mom to many.
Besides kids, Rachel’s favorite things were Mountain Dew, Reese’s Pieces and Domino’s Pepperoni Pizza. She longed to visit New York and see a Broadway show, but she unfortunately never made it there.
Rachel will be dearly missed by her parents, Dorman and Mary Thompson of Chippewa Falls; six siblings, Elizabeth (Al) Bester, Lloyd Jr. (Laura) Meyer, Alan (Vicky) Meyer, Anthony (Sonja) Thompson, Lisa (Tom Greenhill) Thompson, and Kathryn “Katie” Thompson; special niece and nephew, Natalie “Doodle Bug” and Gavin, that lovingly called Rachel “Antie Rae”; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 24 at Chippewa Valley Bible Church, Chippewa Falls with Pastor Troy Solava officiating.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred and appreciated.
Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services, Chippewa Falls is serving the family.
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