In Memory of




Obituary for Marilyn Rachwal (Blamer)

In Loving Memory of Marilyn "Granny" Rachwal

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Marilyn "Granny" Rachwal, (neé Blamer), who departed peacefully on Friday, September 15, 2023, at Aurora Zilber Family Hospice, surrounded by her cherished family. At 89 years old, Marilyn left behind a legacy of warmth, generosity, and boundless love.

Born on November 9th, 1933, to Harmon and Helen Blamer, Marilyn embraced life with a spirit of unwavering love and creativity. She found immense joy in her passions, dedicating countless hours to sewing and knitting, creating beautiful masterpieces that will be treasured for generations to come. Yet, her greatest happiness was found in the laughter and love of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Marilyn's heart overflowed with love whenever she was with them, relishing in their visits, holiday celebrations, and the precious moments spent playing and bonding with her great-grandchildren.  Her face lit up with happiness during her trips with her granddaughter Erin, creating mischief, adventures, and cherished memories that will forever be treasured.

Marilyn is survived by her children, Susan (Scott) Fabus, Scott (Christine) Rachwal, Sherry (Donald) Mueller, and her adoring grandchildren: Erin (Sean) Ryan, Brian (Nicole) Fabus, Megan (Branden) Pfeifer, Jessica Brandt, Matthew (Sumin) Rachwal, and Brandon (Emily) Rachwal. Marilyn was also blessed with great-grandchildren: Lucy Brandt, Brielle, and Wyatt Fabus, Emma Pfeifer, and Doha Rachwal, bringing endless smiles and laughter into her life. She also leaves behind her dear brother, Robert (Carole) Blamer, and a host of cherished nephews, nieces, relatives, and friends.

Marilyn was predeceased by her beloved husband, Joseph (Joey) Rachwal, her parents Harmon and Helen Blamer, her dear brother and sister-in-law, William and Rose Blamer, and her sister and brother-in-law, Mardella and Robert Howell.

In honoring Marilyn's wishes, no formal service will be held. Instead, a private Celebration of Life ceremony will take place at Cedar Springs Church, where Marilyn and her beloved husband Joey will find eternal rest.

The family expresses their heartfelt gratitude to the compassionate staff at Aurora Zilber Family Hospice for their unwavering care during Marilyn's final moments.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that memorials be gifted to Cedar Springs Church, a place that held a special significance in Marilyn's heart.

Marilyn's legacy of love, creativity, and warmth will continue to thrive in the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to know her. She will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by family and friends alike. May her gentle soul find eternal peace, and may her love continue to inspire generations to come.