Jackie (Youngkrantz) Rau passed away peacefully at home in Pine Island on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, surrounded by her family. She was 64.
Jackie was born on May 14, 1949, in Farmington, to Alton and Eleanor (Pangerl) Youngkrantz. She graduated from Pine Island High School in 1967. In 1968, she married Dale Friary of Pine Island. They later divorced.
Jackie graduated cosmetology school and went on to own Jackie’s Beauty Shoppe in Zumbrota. She later worked in several sales positions, including Hanny’s Men’s Wear, Best Buy, KROC and KWWK radio, the Rochester Shopper, and Guyer’s and Warners’ Stellian appliances.
On October 22, 1988, Jackie was joined in marriage to Frank Rau, and they made their home in Pine Island.
Jackie enjoyed gardening, quilting, golfing, reading, singing in the church choir, and spending time with her family. Her favorite place was on her pergola swing in the backyard.
Survivors include her husband, Frank; her daughters, Sheila (Darin) Friary Yamasaki of Coatesville, Pennsylvania, Kelly (Jason) Friary Arvidson of Lakeville; grandchildren, Alex, Catherine, and Lauren; and sisters, Therine (Bob) Gudknecht of Wanamingo, and Jeanie (Jim) Rucker of Oronoco.
She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents.
A memorial mass of christian burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Pine Island with Father Randal Kasel officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. with the rosary being said at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 11, 2014 at Mahn Family Funeral Home – Mahler Chapel in Pine Island and for one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MOCA), or to a charity of the donor’s choice. www.mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com