Rachel Claire Pankratz
July 22, 1983 - July 8, 2021
Krause Funeral Home & Cremation Services
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Atonement Lutheran Church of Muskego
S70W16244 Martin Dr.
Muskego, WI 53150
414-422-0400 | Map
Wednesday 7/14, 11:30 am - 1:15 pm
Atonement Lutheran Church of Muskego
S70W16244 Martin Dr.
Muskego, WI 53150
414-422-0400 | Map
Wednesday 7/14, 1:30 pm
Highland Memorial Park
14875 West Greenfield Avenue
New Berlin, WI 53151

Memorials appreciated to Days for Girls International to help girls in El Salvador go to school, an organization that Rachel believed in.

Our dear, beautiful Rachel’s life on earth was suddenly ended by a reckless driver on the highway as she was coming home. She did not suffer as she was called to her heavenly home with the Lord and her grandmas and grandpas and her other relatives and friends. We know she is happy now and…

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Sam Pankratz left a message on July 14, 2021:
The physical world lost a beautiful soul. I’ll never forget all the good times at our family holiday parties and connecting as adults over our love for music. I will never forget Rachel’s radiant smile. So wish we could be there to honor Rachel and be with you all! Much love from Colorado, Jenny and Sam
Michelle Parnau left a message on July 13, 2021:
This was from this year. Last msg from her. I had posted a short video of me in doing some ballet. Girly I was a professional ballet dancer at the mke ballet company for my early years, that’s the best exercise really Pilates to the 10th except I can’t get up on my full pointe shoes anymore, it’s actually my 2021 fitness goal loves it you look great✌ Fifth position lols this year (I was holding my joggers up) Prayers for Rachel's family and friends ❤
Molly Kay Parsons left a message on July 13, 2021:
I really don't know what to say, I feel like the book on my teenage + years just vanished. I have just too many outlandish and crazy memories with her. One of the funniest was when we were 16 and I got called down to office for a pass to be dismissed for a dentist appt.....I waited at doors for my Mom and Rachel showed up. To take me to my "dentist" appt. We were young crazy and never had a care in the world. I could write a book on the adventures of Molly and Rachel. Rachel I love you with every inch of my heart.
Jessica Richter left a message on July 13, 2021:
Rachel’s laugh was contagious. She exhibited such energy and spontaneity. Although I haven’t seen Rachel in many years, some of the best memories I have, are memories I shared with her. We connected through our type 1 diabetes diagnosis, and just acceptance and understanding of one another. My condolences go out to her family during this difficult time. Rachel, you will always be in our hearts and never forgotten with your beautiful smile and infectious laughter. Xoxo
Dave Becker left a message on July 12, 2021:
May the family find peace knowing that Rachel's spirit is ascended.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Joseph and Joanna Cisewski left a message on July 12, 2021:
Dear Pankratz Family, We were very sorry to hear of your recent loss. I will always remember Rachel for her sense of humor. She was the first to light up the room with her laugh. Our deepest sympathies during this difficult time. Joe and Joanna
Krause Funeral Home & Cremation Services left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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