Roen, Rachel Ann Kowalski 48, of Mound, passed away Sunday, November 18th, 2012. Rachel was the daughter of John and Mary Louise Kowalski of Devils Lake, ND. She graduated from Devils Lake Central High School in 1982. She continued her education at North Dakota State University where, in 1986, she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and pursued a career in Human Resource Management. In 1989 she graduated with a Masters Degree in Labor Relations from the Carlson School of Management. Additionally, in 2002, she was awarded a MBA from the University of St. Thomas. In 1992, she married David Roen. Rachel and David have two children, Madeleine (18) who is a freshman at Washington University in St. Louis and Wilson (16), who is a junior at Holy Family Catholic High School in Victoria. For the past 14 years Rachel has worked for Cargill, most recently as a Vice President of Human Resources for the Talent Center of Expertise. Additionally she was active in the community working with Holy Family Catholic High School and St. David's Center for Child and Family Development. Rachel is survived by her husband, David, and their two children, Madeleine and Wilson; her mother, Mary Louise Kowalski; her sisters, Mary Ellen Wilkie and Jennifer Hopkins. Mass of Christian Burial 1:00 PM Tuesday, November 27th at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 2385 Commerce Blvd. Mound. Visitation 5:00-7:00 PM Monday, November 26th at Huber Funeral Home, 1801 Commerce Blvd., Mound, and one hour prior to Mass at CHURCH. Memorials in Rachel's honor may be sent to St. David's Center for Child and Family Development, 3395 Plymouth Road, Minnetonka, MN 55305. Huber Funeral & Cremation Services Mound Chapel 952-472-1716 www.huberfunerals.com
This obituary was originally published in the Star Tribune.