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Rachel Annmarie Powers

April 11, 1985 - April 27, 2013
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Rachel Annmarie Powers, age 28, of Merrillville, IN, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2013. Rachel is survived by her parents: Paul Powers and Janice Anthony Kaczmarski; siblings: Aaron and Tina Kaczmarski; grandparents: Dorothy Budde, Helen Powers and Edward Kaczmarski; many aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandparents: Grayson Powers, RayboldContinue Reading

tristen paulas left a message on May 10, 2013:
My condolences go to the family. i graduated 2003 merrillville high as well. It is a blessing to have know such a wonderful person. I remember Rachel as being very smart,funny,and beauutiful. I loved her freckles and the fact that she was a true red head! She was awesome and will be missed deeply. To her family Numbers 6:24-26. be blessed
Alan& Lana Roach left a message on May 4, 2013:
We are so very sorry for your loss! Such a Tradgedy to lose Rachel so Young. We hope your Hearts will heal in time!!! Cherish the memories!! Our Sympathies, Alan, Lana, AJ, & Kurt Roach
Jennifer Cooper left a message on May 3, 2013:
Hearing about you passing away broke my heart, but I know now you're in a better and peaceful place. I have so many fun memories of us when we went to Harrison Middle School and Merrillville High School. I felt like we were attached at the hip in those days!! I wish we would've kept in touch over the years. I'll miss you and I'll always think about the fun times we had. R.I.P Rachel
Kelly Evans left a message on May 3, 2013:
I was so saddened to hear of the loss of your daughter. I know that nothing will ever prepare you for the grief you are feeling. I hope you find comfort in all the precious memories you have shared and also knowing that she is at peace.
Desiree Gonzalez left a message on May 3, 2013:
my deepest sympathy for the family she will be missed
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Jill/Rick Vallejo left a message on May 3, 2013:
Tina, my prayers are with you today and always. I did not know your sister. But I do know that she is happy now, and she will suffer NO MORE! She is in good hands, and she will watch over you! I hope you and your family find peace in her eternal peace!! Love you!!!!!!
Robyn Berry left a message on May 3, 2013:
I just want to say rest in peace to a former classmate!!! You're gone but won't be forgotten!!! You're an angel in the sky spread your wings and fly
Elise Budde left a message on May 3, 2013:
Rachel you were always a very loving and warm person. You are already greatly missed!
Trina Mendoza left a message on May 2, 2013:
Matthew 5:4 God blesses those people who grieve. They will find comfort! CEV Isaiah 51:11 Those who have been ransomed by the LORD will return. They will enter Jerusalem singing, crowned with everlasting joy. Sorrow and mourning will disappear, and they will be filled with joy and gladness. NLT I am so sorry for you loss. Nothing hurts more than a grieving family. I pray that the Lord brings peace to your family during your time of grief. God Bless Your Family
Denise Fanelli left a message on May 2, 2013:
We are so saddened for your loss. So way too young. Dave & Denise Fanelli
Natalie Dempsey left a message on May 1, 2013:
My deepest sympathy to you Janice, and your family. We all loved her, and this I know. She was beautiful. When the hand of sorrow slaps me across the face it helps to remember she is at peace now, and in the arm of the angels. Funny memory, Once in Door County, we told her to make a fruit salad and bring it to the beach, because she wasn't carrying her weight. So she rides her bike, throws a bag of plums, apples and strawberries at us and says, Mix it in your mouth! Love Always and God Bless, Auntie Natalie, Uncle Dempsey, Brendan, Julia and Cora
Karol Cline left a message on May 1, 2013:
Sweet Sweet Rachel words cannot describe how I feel. I'm so deeply saddened. My heart aches you left us to soon. I'll always remember you being as beautiful inside as out. I never knew a more caring and sweet lady. I love you so much. I will cherish all the time we had together. My your light shine forever it will in my heart. I'll miss you forever! I pray God takes away all your pain and makes you an angel in heaven as you where on earth.
Sherrie Bishop left a message on May 1, 2013:
Our hearts are breaking for you Janice, and your entire family. We are so very sorry for your loss. May God comfort and keep you all wrapped in his loving arms. We will continue to pray for you all daily, so that you may somehow find the strength to carry on. Sherrie Bishop and Family
Aunt Laura & Family left a message on May 1, 2013:
My Dear sweet sister Janice and family There are no words that I can say, to even express how my heart is bleeding for all of you. I, like you find comfort in knowing that my sweet baby Rachel one of the most beautiful girls in the world. Both inside and out is sitting now at the right hand of our Father God at Peace in beautiful heaven. Being welcomed by her papa Ray & Uncle Cecil and other family members and friends who have been taken way to soon from us. I love you my beautiful Sister and our baby Rachel will never been forgotten. I will always miss giving her that huge hug and kiss each time I seen her Aunt Laura & Family
Alice Kepchar left a message on May 1, 2013:
So sad.... So so sad.
Donald Piscitello left a message on May 1, 2013:
I am truly sadden by this awful news, as I remember Rachel very well. I remember an adorable child with flaming red hair and a million dollar smile. May, Almighty Father wrap his loving arms around Rachel as she rests in peace and comfort the entire Power family's sorrow and grief during this difficult time .Rachel was blessed to have had such a wonderful family with an abundance of love and joy for life . My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Power family.
desiree ward left a message on April 30, 2013:
Rachel its me des im so hurt and in so much shock right now,i cant believe your gone right now, u were like my sister i love u so much. I will never forget all those wonderful memories we had. I miss u babe and i will see you when i get there.
Mike Budde left a message on April 30, 2013:
Hey Rachie, its me Mike. I was trying to get a hold of you for a while. I wish we could of seen each other. I will never find a friend/cousin like you. All the concerts and skipping school. Smoking cigarettes behind the school and hoping your mom didnt drive by on the bus -lol. Remember we where suppose to go Ireland. I will see you again honey. I will be your best friend forever,that will never change. I always thought about when we seperate and through all the people I ever met nobody is as funny, caring, loving as you were. Your will be in my heart forever. God bless you and keep you pain free now. I love you Rachel Annmarie Powers. I dont want to say goodbye. There so much more I can say, Ill see you again Love you always and forever- Your cousin/friend Mike
Heather Christiansen left a message on April 30, 2013:
Cousins are usually the first friends you have as children. No one will ever understand your crazy family like your cousins do. I find myself wishing that it wasn't real everytime I think about it pain is all I can feel. I will love and miss her everyday until the day comes when we meet again. She was an amazing and beautiful person inside and out with such a good and giving heart. I will cherish the memories I have in my heart and look back on those whenever I feel sad. I love you Rach and I will forever miss you. May you rest in peace and I know you will be watching over all of us now in a better place.
marge stephen left a message on April 30, 2013:
Janice and family My heart is fill with sadden ,that you had to go thought this .I do know how it feel to loose a child at a early age,Janice I will never know how you are feeling about this no one can ever said that to you and mean it A mother pain is her only and what she is feeling will never take the pain a way of losing your child. God be with her and your family I love you guys Marge and Sam
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
peter a piazza left a message on April 30, 2013:
Very sorry for your loss we are all thinking and praying for you and your family.
Shelly and Glen Brown left a message on April 30, 2013:
I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with all the family and friends. May God bless.
Auntie Pam left a message on April 30, 2013:
I thank God for the honor of being Rachel's aunt. I have so many wonderful memories of her. Her beautiful smile and laughter will always live on in my memories and heart. Rachel will be missed more than words can ever express. I love you my little red headed princess. Love-Auntie Pam
Mommy left a message on April 30, 2013:
My beloved Rachel, I want you to know that you are and have always been the joy, light and happiness of my life. I love you so much, my life will be forever changed. I will always hold you close to my heart and your sweet precious face will always be burned into my mind and in heart. You will always be my angel. We will see each other again one day and on that day my joy will be overwhelming. I release you into the loving arms of our Lord knowing He will take good care of you and love you as much or more than I love you now and forever. Mommy
desiree ward left a message on April 30, 2013:
Rachel its me des im so hurt and in so much shock right now,i cant believe your gone right now, u were like my sister i love u so much. I will never forget all those wonderful memories we had. I miss u babe and i will see you when i get there.
Grandma left a message on April 30, 2013:
I write this for my precious Rachel. Grandma, will miss you and all your hugs and kisses. I will cherish little Miss Piggy that you gave me years ago so I wouldn't miss you sleeping with me so much. I cherish that little stuffed animal then and now and forever. I know you are with the Lord in his presence surrounded by his glory and love. This is where my peace comes from. I also know you entered heaven surrounded by all those who went before you who also loved you. I know you have finally found the joy, happiness and peace you always wanted. I love you- Grandma
Irene and Bill Richardson left a message on April 30, 2013:
We are so very sorry for your loss, Paul and Janice, Hesh and the entire Powers family. I remember Rachel as vibrant child and later as an adult. So very sorry for your loss and I will pray for all of you.
Suzanne Sabo Gallardo left a message on April 30, 2013:
I am so terribly sorry for your loss. I cannot understand the loss of a child. May your angel be in God's hands now. I will pray for you in this time of need. God Bless.
Ryann left a message on April 30, 2013:
My sweet beautiful cousin Rache, I love you soo much and I will miss you soo much! Rachel you captured my heart along with everyone who knew you!! You touched and blessed my life! I will miss your smile, your laugh, our talks and soo much more. I can't believe your gone but I know we will see each other again!! I will hold all of our memories close to my heart!! I love you with all of my heart!!
susan and glenn budde left a message on April 30, 2013:
Our niece Rachie, A beautiful red headed girl. You were so outgoing and full of life We have another angel to watch over us...May the read rise up to meet you and the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face until we meet again may God hold you in the palm of his hand.We will always love you.
Denise Pickens left a message on April 30, 2013:
I am so sorry for your loss. I always loved all of you and always will
Tony Kaczmarski left a message on April 30, 2013:
I`ll always miss you Rachel. Love, Tony/Dad
Tina left a message on April 30, 2013:
RACHIE- You were more of a sister I could ever ask for. Always a great supporter, listener, talker. At a young age you taught me to drive. Nothing more I loved to do than drive with you blasting all our songs & the louder we had the music up the louder we would sing we were never good singers for your info.. & the dancing with you. From loop fest, blues fest, Loretta lynn, Fleetwood Mac. Our at home bon jovi concert. I was so young doing all this with you. you would carry me if I got too tired. There is truly nothing in this world like a sister. Knowing your healthy now is what will keep me going in life. All i ever wanted for you. It hurts & I'm sorry I'm crying so much. I just hope you know I love you. Always have always will. Till this day Rachie you need something please tell me or give me a sign. I love you, I promise to always be there for Aaron & mom. No person will ever replace you. My big sis. My heart. I love you. Love always your baby sis. Baby t
Dawn Budde left a message on April 30, 2013:
I am at a total loss, as how to express the heaviness in my heart. Rachel, you touched all of our souls. You will never,ever, be forgotten,sweet, beautiful girl. Love you always, Aunt Dawn
Geisen Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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