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Henrietta A. Pechacek, 84

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Henrietta A. Pechacek, 84, of River Falls, died Wednesday, March 19, at St. Croix Health Center in New Richmond.

She was born on October 5, 1929 in Prescott to Henry and Anna (Buck) Denzer. She graduated from Prescott High School and later attended St. Marys School of Nursing in Rochester and received her nursing degree. Henrietta married Lawrence "Bill" Pechacek on October 21, 1952. She worked at River Falls City Hospital. She volunteered at Pierce County Youth Service for many years.

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Henrietta was a member of St. Marys (Big River) Catholic Church, the choir and its Altar Society. She enjoyed gardening, raising chickens and helping at St. Bridgets Home and School program when her children were younger. She cherished her time she had with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by seven children: Peter (Sheila) Pechacek of River Falls, Mary (Donald) Chapman of River Falls, Charles Pechacek of River Falls, Lori (Tom) Mathys of Somerset, Liz (Paul) Stephani of Roberts, Fay (Terry) Strenke of Clear Lake and Kristi (Jeff) Cernohous of Hudson; 16 grandchildren: Rose Anne, Rachel, Duane, Emily, Kelly, Michael, Brian, Madeleine, Logan, Tyler, Chelsey, Gina, Ericka, Brandon, Cooper and Casey; six great-grandchildren: William, Sonya, Clayton, Brianna, Hunter and Henry; sister Helen (Harlyn) Puhrmann; three sisters-in-law: Nettie, Elaine and JoAnne Denzer; nieces; nephews; and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; three brothers: William, Stanley and David; and a grandson Raymond.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 25, at St. Marys Catholic Church (Big River) River Falls, Wis. Burial to follow at St. Martins (Cherma) Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m., Monday, March 24, at Cashman-Hill Funeral Home, River Falls and again on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at church.

To express an online condolences go to: www.cashmanhillfuneralservice.com

Cashman-Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Services, River Falls, WI. is serving the family.

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