Ann Rapkoch

ann rapkoch
Born December 13, 1927, our treasured Mother, Ann Rapkoch, peacefully departed this life on July 8, 2022, surrounded by the love of her beloved family and the Grace of her Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. Mom was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 49 years, Sell, and their cherished grandson, Sam. Mom leaves behind her six children as well as their spouses and numerous offspring. They include son, Steve Rapkoch (Joan) and grandsons, Nicolas & Connor, son Geof Rapkoch (Vanessa) and grandchildren, Patty, Heidi, Matt, Greg, Kevin, Katie Rose and Owen, son Mike Rapkoch (Susan) and granddaughters Constance, Arianne and Danielle, daughter Karen Irish (Louis Kenny) and grandsons, Nate and Nolan, son Dan Rapkoch (Claudia) and grandson Ben and daughter Jennifer DeLand (Lee) as well as numerous great and great-great grandchildren. Mom also leaves behind her longtime and constant canine companion, ET (Piggie). Mom’s family was her life, and she will be greatly missed. Mom was a devout Roman Catholic who dedicated her life in the service of her Faith. She had a great devotion to Our Blessed Mother and Mom’s innumerable Rosaries were always for the unity of her family. Mom was a longtime parishioner of Saint Leo the Great Catholic Church in Lewistown, Montana and for the past four years was a parishioner at Saint Henry Catholic Church in Nashville, Tennessee. Mom’s family would like to sincerely acknowledge the staff and extraordinary ministers at Saint Henry for their wonderful love and care over the last four years which included the delivery of the Blessed Sacrament several times a week as well as her final Anointing of the Sick as she approached the end of her life. We as a family are most grateful for the care Mom received in meeting her Spiritual needs. The family would also like to thank the wonderful staff at Amedisys Hospice for their gentle and loving care of Mom’s physical needs right up to the very end. Special thanks to nurse Natalie for her special attention to Mom in her last days. Finally, we as a family extend special gratitude to Mom’s day-to-day caretaker, Ashley Cadreche. Mom dearly loved Ashley with all her heart. The Mass of Christian Burial will take place, on a date still to be determined, at Saint Leo the Great Catholic Church in Lewistown, Montana where she will be interred with her beloved Sell, following the Funeral Mass. There will be more details provided in the coming weeks. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mom’s name to Hospice of Central Montana, Amedisys Hospice, Nashville, TN, Saint Henry Parish, Nashville, TN or Saint Leo the Great Parish in Lewistown , MT.

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  1. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon our beloved grandma.

  2. What a spectacular woman! Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    A Memorial Tree was planted in memory of Ann Rapkoch
  3. To the Rapkoch family, Our deepest sympathy on the passing of your mother Ann. Our hearts and prayers are with you at this time. Joe Moline & family

  4. Mrs. Rapkoch was a dear and beloved neighbor and one of my favorite English Teachers. She was always tough but fair. Always cared deeply that her students knew she had their best interests at heart and that we would grow from our experiences in her classroom. May you know as her family that her sphere of influence was wide and thar many generations of students benefitted from her wisdom. May God’s grace give you peace at this time ….JoLyn Pyrah

  5. I was so very sorry of hear of Ann’s passing. For many years I did her hair. We always had wonderful visits about family, when she was a teacher, politics or whatever was going on in town or our lives. I have thought about her so often since she moved. Ann was a very special lady and I am very blessed to have known her. With Sympathy Susan Landers

  6. I am so sorry to hear of Ann’s passing. She was so kind to me when she was my teacher. Strong of character and kind of hear. She will be missed.

  7. Maybe cheese pie wasn’t her fav but all of ours! Every Thanksgiving and Christmas she would get a call from about everyone of her kids asking for the recipe! It became an annual tradition for her!

  8. We were so sad to hear of Ann’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. So many of us from Lewistown will remember and cherish Mrs. Rapkoch for all she has done for us over the years. We take comfort knowing she is with Our Lord.

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