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Rose Sophia Rachunok, 95

| December 23, 2020 1:00 AM

Rose Sophia Rachunok went to be with the Lord, Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, three days before her 96th birthday. She was born to Charles Cashmere and Mary Magdalene Radulski at midnight on Dec. 21, 1924. Her four brothers were Frank, Joe, Stanley and Eddie.

Rose was baptized on Jan. 11, 1925, at St. Stanislaus Church in Detroit. She went to Catholic school for eight years at Mount Saint Carmel.

She worked for a short time for Boeing Aircraft in Seattle as a “Rosey the Riveter” during World War II. Rose and Walter Rachunok were wed on Dec. 7, 1945, in Detroit, after he returned home from serving in the Pacific. They were married for 57 years until his death in 2002.

In 1959, Rose, Walt, and two sons, Dennis and Lanny, moved from Anaheim, Calif., to Hayden Lake, Idaho. She was employed by Pendar Corporation in Post Falls, where she worked her way up to inspector. Rose and Walt opened Lazy Acres Café near Spirit Lake, Idaho, for a few years. They spent the rest of their retirement years in Post Falls.

Rose is survived by her two sons, Dennis (Jackie) of Hayden, Idaho, and Lanny (Nancy) Post Falls; grandsons Duane Rachunok of Caldwell, Idaho, and Jeff Rochunok of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; granddaughters Aimee Rachunok of North Bend, Wash., and Meaghan Rachunok of Post Falls; also many great-grandsons and great-granddaughters; special sisters-in-law, Nina Trimberger from San Luis Rey, Calif. and Lillian Radulski; nephews Greg, Steve and Pete Rachunok also from California; and numerous nephews and nieces throughout Michigan and Florida, and good friend, Beverly Davis.

Thanks to Almighty God for watching over her. She prayed to Jesus every day! Thanks to the loving and caring people and staff at Brookdale Assisted Living in Coeur d’Alene, Kootenai Health and Hospice House of North Idaho.

Mom, we love and miss you very much!

By her request there will be no services.

English Funeral Chapel has been entrusted with the final arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared on Rose’s online memorial at