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Rochelle DeBoer, of Ogilvie, passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at her home.  She was 59 years old.

In keeping with Rochelle’s wishes, no services will be held

Memorials are preferred to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospitals.

After a 5-year battle with cancer, Rochelle Dawn DeBoer, of Ogilvie, passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2020 surrounded by her family in the comfort of her home. She was 59 years old.

Rochelle was born on October 28, 1960 in Milaca, Minnesota to parents Raymond and Doris (Miller) Rippentrop. She grew up in Milaca, Brunswick, and Mora before settling in Ogilvie where she graduated from Ogilvie High School in 1979. Rochelle worked at Brighter Day while still in High School. After graduating, she accepted a position at the Mille Lacs County Area DAC where she worked for 41 years. She loved her job teaching work skills and helping people achieve their goals. Eventually she became the production manager where she developed vocational and training opportunities for the people she served. Rochelle also coached Special Olympics events for many years.

On June 22, 1985, Rochelle was united in marriage to Paul Arlan DeBoer at the St. Paul Lutheran church in Ogilvie. They made their home in the Ogilvie area and built on Paul’s family’s farm. Rochelle found joy in cooking and baking for people. She loved to make meals from fresh garden veggies and meats produced on the farm. Sunday dinners were her favorite time to spend with her family. She enjoyed watching cooking shows for inspiration, making crafts, and keeping her home and gardens tidy. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family and spoiling her grandsons. Her true compassion, grace, and fighting spirit will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Rochelle is preceded in death by her father Raymond and sister Reta Rippentrop.

She is survived by her husband Paul; children, Cody (Sarah) of Otsego, Cyle (girlfriend Rose) of White Bear Lake, and Caitlind (boyfriend Adam) of Ogilvie; grandchildren, Baylor and Oakland; mother Doris Rippentrop of Mora; father and mother-in-law Ron and Erlene DeBoer of Mora; sisters, Rhonda (Lanny) Stegeman of Mora, Renae (Tom) Rowland of Ogilvie, Roxann (Wes) Carlson of Brook Park, and Resa (Don) Turner of Mora; sisters and brothers-in-law, Judy (Mark) Adkinson of Warr Acres, OK, Marcia (Bart) Kendall of Princeton, Tim (Darcy) DeBoer of Onamia, and Mary (Bruce) Byker of Foreston; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

18 thoughts on “ROCHELLE D. DEBOER”

  1. Rochelle, My heart is breaking! you touched so many lives! Our talks,the inside jokes we shared. You are a beautiful person. I will forever miss you😪❤ love ya lady, Tina

  2. To Paul and kids, Aunt Doris and family, to my cousin’s and family may God comfort you at this time. Sorry for the loss of Rochelle. My prayers and love to all of you. Love Kim
    Bachman and family.

  3. To Rochelle family, prayers and hugs. Rochelle and I were friends when we were younger. My heart aches for the family. My prayers are with now.

  4. So sorry for the loss of your Beloved wife, daughter, sister. To all of Rochelle’s Family, May God be with you and comfort you in your loving memories of Rochelle.
    My heart goes out to you .

  5. I was truly blessed to have known Rochelle for over 30 years. We became more than just work acquaintances and developed a true friendship and respect for each other. She will be dearly missed. My thoughts and prayers will be with all of her family.

  6. Paul and family,
    We are very sorry to hear of Rochelle’s passing. So many good memories from the years Cody and Kelsey were classmates. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  7. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this time!

    She was a wonderful person! I will remember all the laughs before games when we would come over.

  8. We are so sorry for your loss. Heaven has gained a beautiful angel. Rochelle was a classmate of our daughter Karolyn & they were friends while growing up. Sending love, prayers & hugs to all the family. RIP sweet lady. God Bless!

  9. I was so very sorry to hear this. I remember Rochelle from high school and she was always so kind and fun. She looked the very same beautiful as she did back then. Paul, I’ve had you on my heart all week. I will continue to lift you up in prayer. May your memories hold you high and help carry you through this difficult time. We will be praying for your entire family and of course all of you DeBoer’s as you have always been a special family to us.

  10. Paul and Family: I am so sorry for your loss, Rochelle was such an inspiration to all who knew her. So glad we reconnected after our chance meeting in Elk River!

  11. My deepest sympathies to the DeBoer and Rippentrop families. I remember her from our school days and that she was a sweet soul. Your families are in my prayers as you go through this difficult time.

  12. I am so sorry to hear of the loss. Prayers to you and your family at this difficult time. God Bless.

  13. Dear Paul and family. Our hearts and prayers go out to all of you now and in the hard days ahead. We cherish the fun times we’ve had together! We will sure miss her caring and loving personality! Paul know that we are here for you and Our prayers are with you all. Mike and Lynn

  14. I am so sorry for your loss. Although I didn’t know Rochelle personally, I know some of her family members, coworkers and friends. The love and adoration everyone showed for Rochelle really proves the beautiful person she was. Many blessings and prayers for all. Rest in peace dear angel.

  15. Paul:
    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. You will continue to see Rochelle in your children and grandchildren every day. She poured love into each of them and that love lives on. May God’s peace surround you and your family in the days to come.

  16. Dear Paul and family,

    Just learned of Rochelle’s new address in heaven! In this time of sadness there can be joy.

    Something given to me when I was widowed: For all that has been Jesus, thanks. For all that will be Jesus, yes!

    My heart breaks for your loss but truly death becomes a celebration of new life. This life is truly temporary but we are eternal in Jesus, our Savior. Our God is love and love always wins.

    Aunt/great aunt Pat

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