Rachel Lynn Bearfield

Rachel Lynn Bearfield

November 17, 1953 - September 11, 2020

Rachel Lynn Bearfield

November 17, 1953 - September 11, 2020


Rachel Lynn Bearfield (Schlecht), age 66, passed away peacefully on September 11, 2020. She was born in Fargo, ND on November 17, 1953 to Andrew and Dawn Schlecht.

She lived in Enderlin, ND and graduated high school there in 1971. She continued her education at Golden Valley Lutheran College in Golden Valley, MN. She married John Bearfield of Lisbon, ND on January 12, 1973.

Rachel was a social butterfly who enjoyed life to the fullest. She was a rock for her family showing them the love of God and enriching their lives with His teachings. Rachel was a beloved foster mom to many children. She loved pickleball, Tamarac Lake, Fountain of the Sun Family, her bible study groups and traveling.

Rachel worked for West Fargo Public Schools where she retired in 2012. Her love for people, her genuine smile, and infectious laugh blessed her with many wonderful friendships. Rachel and her husband John fully retired in Mesa, AZ in 2016 returning to their lake home near Pelican Rapids, MN each summer.

She is survived by her mother Dawn Schlecht of Enderlin, ND; Sisters Kristi (Chuck) Thilmony of Enderlin, ND and Gretchen Hoy of Enderlin, ND; Brother Tyler Schlecht of Enderlin, ND; Children Joshua (Myra) Bearfield of Phoenix, AZ, Danyell (Cory) Deckard of Bakersfield, CA, Mandie (Patrick) Murray of Fargo, ND; grandchildren Jack, Benjamin Deckard and Gavin, Hudson, Cadence Murray.

She was preceded in death by her father Andrew Schlecht, and her husband John Bearfield.

Funeral Service will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Moorhead, MN on October 9th at 10:30 am, masks are required. Burial to follow at the Enderlin Cemetery in Enderlin, ND.

Funeral Service

  • Date & Time: October 09, 2020 (10:30 AM)
  • Venue: St. Joseph Catholic Church
  • Location: 218 10th St S. Moorhead, MN 56560

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19 responses to Rachel Lynn Bearfield

  1. We are grieving with you in this loss. Rachel will be so missed!

  2. Ruthie Horob says:

    My sympathies in the loss of Rachel. I met her at Bible study fellowship in Fargo quite a few years ago. What are you faithful Christian she was!

  3. Sue Moseman says:

    Rachel’s shining smile will always be with us like the bright stars in the night sky. Her zest for life and desire to help everyone she came in contact with is something that will never be forgotten by those of us who were lucky enough to know her. Prayers go up for her children, grandchildren and family as they work through the pain of losing their mother, grandmother and best friend. Knowing that she is with the Lord and we will see her again gives me great comfort, and I pray that it comforts all of you, too!

  4. Jan says:

    I met Rachel at FOS in Mesa. She was a lovely person and so kind. I loved seeing her rock paintings while walking in FOS. Heaven gained a beautiful angel. Prayers for her family.

  5. Kathi Snyder says:

    I only new Rachel a short time but she always made me feel welcomed. She always had a big beautiful smile when she saw you. She will be missed

  6. Kathi Snyder says:

    I only knew Rachel a short time but she always made me feel welcomed. She always greeted you with a big beautiful smile. She will be misses

  7. Only known Rachel for a short time but what a wonderful lady.

  8. Alice Mullin says:

    Rachel loved going to the Barleens Dinner Show in Apache Junction. She would arrange the whole trip for about 20 of us, usually in November so it was a birthday party. Somehow, she would get two tables right up front, buy the tickets and call each of us with the date and cost. And then smile and laugh the whole evening. She loved being around her friends and we loved her! She is missed terribly already.

  9. I have so many fond memories of pickleball, cards, games and other shenanigans with my lovely (inside and out) friend Rachel. Blessed to have known her.

  10. I met Rachel at pickleball and loved playing with her. She will be missed !i know she loved the Lord so one day I will see her again.

  11. Rachel and John welcomed us into the neighborhood. They were the group organizers. We were blessed with their friendship. They are missed.

  12. Mjwagner says:

    She is now with HIM who we have not meet yet she will be missed

  13. It must be so difficult to wrap your head around your mother being gone. She was vibrant, sensitive and a joy to know. Her light is still with you as well as her love. Take care of yourselves as she would want you to do.

  14. It must be so difficult to believe your mother is not with you to process your loss. She was vibrant, sensitive and a joy to know. Take care of yourselves as she would want you to do. I will miss her too

  15. I met Rachel through pickleball a FOS. She was a beautiful person inside and out. She was always so welcoming and kind. She had a wicked serve and I loved playing with her. Prayers and condolences to you all. Rest In Peace Rachel.

  16. Diane Murray says:

    Rachel was a compassionate kind-hearted woman who smiled, laughed and loved the Lord and her neighbors. It was a joy to go with Rachel to the Bible Study Fellowship to study the book of John. I had fun playing pickleball with Rachel, too. I admired her love for children who needed a home. Rachel was a foster mother for several children. Her family and friends will truly miss her.

  17. I have many fond memories of playing pickle ball with Rachel, but most of all I will remember her beautiful smile.

  18. I have many fond memories of playing pickleball with Rachel, but most of all I will remember her beautiful smile.

  19. Childhood friend of Rachel here. I am shocked and saddened deeply by her passing. Always thought very highly of her and will be missed. I grieve with the family and friends.

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