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Rachel Lynn Bearfield

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.

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#1 Comment By Diane Murray On September 18, 2020 @ 4:12 pm

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.

#2 Comment By Lenda Freeman On September 20, 2020 @ 3:39 am

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

#3 Comment By Lenda Freeman On September 23, 2020 @ 4:55 am

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

#4 Comment By Stephen L Pederson On September 30, 2020 @ 10:09 pm

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.