Rachel Anne Frese nee Schultz, age 77, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on January 29th, 2019

Frese-RachelRachel Anne Frese nee Schultz, age 77, of Lombard died January 28 at her home.

Rachel was the beloved wife of Paul M for 52 years; loving mother of Elizabeth (Michael) Sawyer of Minneapolis, MN, Jonathan (Mary) of Deerfield, IL and James (Laura) of St. Paul, MN; adored grandmother of Adam Sawyer, Mikkel Sawyer, Erik Sawyer, Greta Frese, Elinor Frese, Noah Frese and Elijah Frese; sister of Ruth Treichel, Mark Schultz and Stephen Schultz.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. Frank and Elsie (nee Klinckerman) Schultz; 3 sisters, Mary Zimmerman, Janet Moll and Rebecca Levesque and a brother, David Schultz.

A Visitation will be held Sunday, February 3, from 1-7 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.  Funeral Services will be held Monday, February 4, with Mrs. Frese Lying-In-State from 9:30 AM until the time of the Funeral Service at 10:30 AM at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, 215 S. Lincoln St., Lombard.  Interment will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery, Glen Ellyn.

Rachel was born in Galesburg, Illinois.  She was Confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Dubuque, Iowa.  She attended school in Dubuque, Hubbard and Eldora, Iowa, and graduated from Concordia Teachers College in Seward, Nebraska.

Rachel taught in Lutheran Schools in Flint, Michigan, Rock Island and Melrose Park, Illinois.  She worked as a teacher’s Aide in School Districts 44, 48 and 88 (at Willowbrook High School.)  Rachel was the organist at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Lombard, for 30 years (from 1989-2019.)  She celebrated her 30th anniversary there on January 6, 2019.

Rachel was a faithful choir member at St. John’s and Trinity Lutheran churches.  She was a FHP volunteer pianist at Lombard Place and a volunteer at Deicke Home.

Rachel was a devoted wife and a caring, loving mother.  She had a strong faith in her Lord Jesus Christ and was determined to live a life of service in spite of her 24 year battle with various cancers.

She had a broken body but not a broken spirit.

Memorials are requested to: St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, 215 S. Lincoln St., Lombard, IL  60148 OR The Bach Cantata Series c/o Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 Division St., River Forest, IL 60305 OR to the Oncology Department at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, 155 E. Brush Hill Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126 – please make checks payable to the Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation and note in the memo line ‘Oncology-in memory of Rachel Anne Frese’.

Visit www.brustfuneralhome.com or call 888-629-0094 for information.


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  1. Kathy Thomas (tait) says:

    So sorry for the loss of this wonderful person. I remember her fondly and am so sorry I can’t be there to pay my respects.

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