Noreen Rackow

Noreen C. Rackow (Hoff)

Wednesday, September 6th, 1933 - Thursday, July 30th, 2020
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Noreen C. Rackow, 86, Janesville, formerly Ishpeming, MI died Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Milton, WI at Milton Senior Living while under the loving care of family, friends and Agrace Hospice.
Noreen was born September 6, 1933 in Ishpeming to Alfred and Petra (Solberg) Hoff. She graduated from Ishpeming High School, Class of 1951.
Noreen married Martin L. Rackow on August 13, 1952 and he preceded her in death in 2016.
Noreen was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Janesville, WI, and a former member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Ishpeming.
Noreen is survived by cousins Norman (Mary) Johnson, and Peter (Kay) Johnson along with other family members.
Noreen was preceded in death by her parents, husband Martin and a brother Kenneth Hoff.
Per Noreen’s wishes, no public services will be held in her memory. Keep your memories of her in your heart.
Memorial considerations may be directed Peace Lutheran Church 1550 S Osborne Janesville, WI 53545, Agrace Hospice 2901 N. Wright Rd Janesville, WI 53546, Trinity Lutheran Church 414 E. Ridge St. Ishpeming, MI 49849 or a charity of one’s choice in memory of Noreen.
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Private family services will be held in her home town of Ishpeming Michigan.


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Tammy hines

Posted at 12:11pm
NOREEN I miss u so much words can’t explain, me and u had a bond no one could come between I THANK U for letting me be your CAREGIVER over the years when u and Martin first meet the boys I insistently knew u were their NANA they miss u like crazy also but your the HINES ANGEL now. We live u and miss u so much RIH our Angel 🥰🥰

John W Kraus

Posted at 05:30am
NOREEN was an amazing person! She treated my family like we were blood and vice versa! She inspired us every time we saw her! The bond that we built will be with each one of the Michigan Kraus’ for the rest of our lives! NOREEN played such an important role while my kids were growing up and to the day she passed! It broke our hearts to see her go, but we know she is at peace and back with Martin and all her other loved ones! Our memories will get us by until we meet again! Thank You Thank You Thank You! We love and miss you Big Time!

Catrina Kraus

Posted at 03:48am
Noreen- neighbor & friend.... but most of all family💕
No words could describe what & how much you mean to us! You have left us with 28 years of memories that is shared amongst us all. We laugh, we cry, most of all remember what you taught us, how you made us feel & that family is not Always blood related!
You were there when John and I couldn’t be or if Tyler and Karley preferred you over us ( most times ) Seeing what you meant to them and what they meant to you filled our heart with the promise that they received additional love, encouragement, support, life values and how to be a light in this world✨
Going back to JVL will hit us hard knowing you will not be there but know that we feel your presence in MI more then ever. Below are words John, Tyler, Karley and I will live by because of your day to day actions.

Be the things you
Loved most about the
People who are gone.

Your presence in this world is gone but you left us your presents in life💐

Much love,
MI Kraus’

Donna Dibble

Posted at 10:59am
Noreen was always the most fun loving and extremely caring person. She loved to play cards and was usually the winner. She was that happy lady all of the time, but she could become the most compassionate friend when you had a concern or problem. I truly admired her for dedicating herself completely to Martin's care and never once complaining. She did it all with love and respect. Noreen was a true friend to so many of us. She will certainly be missed.
Donna Dibble

Alta Buehl

Posted at 10:55am
So sorry to hear of Noreens passing. We played cards with her for many years. It was so much fun, she was a great lady and funny. All of us will surely miss her when we get back to playing cards again. Bless her.
Alta Buehl, Dee Hansen, Bev Kotthaus

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