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Rachel Rae Trandahl

May 15, 1983 ~ September 26, 2020 (age 37)


Rachel Rae Trandahl passed away on September 26, 2020, at her home in Alexandria. She was generous and loving and was always the first to offer help to others. With a contagious laugh, goofy sense of humor, and a great listening ear, she touched many people.

Born May 15, 1983, in Willmar, Minnesota to Ronald and Camille (Hanson) Trandahl, she was baptized in Paynesville, and grew up in Alexandria. Rachel was confirmed at Calvary Lutheran Church and graduated from Jefferson High School in 2001. She played the piano and French horn and had an eclectic taste in music. Rachel was involved in basketball and softball and continued playing softball and darts on various teams throughout the years.

She attended St. Cloud Technical College for Accounting and Alexandria Technical College for Hotel Restaurant Management. Rachel worked in various restaurants in Alexandria.  Most recently at Doolittle’s where she was BOH Employee of the Month in February before the restaurant recently closed.  She was an avid reader, loved watching movies, Grey’s Anatomy and NCIS. Everyone knew her favorite color was purple, and she had a huge soft spot in her heart for her cat, Nola. Rachel loved taking photos of beautiful sunrises and sunsets and was so delighted when butterflies, dragonflies and lady bugs landed on her.

Most of all, Rachel will be remembered for her amazing memory of the little details and for always caring and helping others. She is survived by her parents, Ron and Camille Trandahl of Alexandria; sister, Sarah (Eric) Rosenquist of Center, ND; brother, Steve Trandahl of Fargo, ND; nieces, Elise and Alexis; maternal grandmother, Arleene Hanson of Alexandria; three uncles, Bradley (Sandy) Hanson of Big Stone, SD; Randy Hanson of Alexandria; and Richard (Linda) Trandahl of St. Paul; and 7 cousins. Rachel is preceded in death by her grandparents Harold and Elaine Trandahl and John Hanson.

  Visitation will be held from 4-6 PM on Thursday, October 1, 2020, at Calvary Lutheran Church.  Please enter the church from Douglas Street.  Social Distancing and masks will be required.  A Private Memorial Service will be on Friday, October 2, 2020.  The service will also be live-streamed on the funeral home website.  Interment will be held at Evergreen Cemetery

Memorials are preferred to Lakes Area Humane Society in Alexandria.

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 Service Program


October 1, 2020

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Calvary Lutheran Church (Alexandria)

Livestream Service
October 2, 2020

1:00 PM
Calvary Lutheran Church (Alexandria)

Video is available for this event


Lakes Area Humane Society
3811 Nevada St. SW, Alexandria MN 56308
Tel: 1-320-759-2260

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