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Rachelle Marie Mac Ewen

September 1, 2022 | 29 comments

Rachelle Marie Mac Ewen age 38, of La Crosse, WI passed away suddenly on August 30th, 2022. She was born May 4th, 1984 to Dawn Luhman and Artemio Palumbo.

Rachelle enjoyed spending time with her family and her beloved children whom she considered her greatest accomplishments in life. Rachelle battles addiction and mental health issues for many years, but throughout everything, she tried her best to remain positive through the grace of God and her sense of humor. Rachelle always enjoyed the little things in life and could make friends with anyone. Her infectious laugh and spunky personality will always be missed and remembered by all.

She is survived by her daughter, McKenzie Mac Ewen; son, Logan Mason; parents, John and Dawn Mac Ewen, and father Artemio Palumbo; brothers, Brock Mac Ewen (Dylan Opsahl), and Colin Mac Ewen; grandparents, John and Gloria Gaarder, Keith Luhman and Laurie Sorensen, Elizabeth Mac Ewen, and Myrna Hicks; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and special friends. She is preceded in death by her uncle, Kevin Luhman; grandpa, Almon “Mac” Mac  Ewen; great-grandma, Phoebe Gaarder; cousins, Andrew Luhman, Brian Dodson, Rebecca Jostad, Mark Phillips.

Her memorial service will be held on Wednesday, September 7th, 2022 at 6:00 pm at The Gathering Place, 133 Mason St., Onalaska.  Chpl. Jeff Thomson will officiate.  Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm until the time of the service.



  1. Mattie H Jones

    You left to soon baby girl. I hope you found peace. Love Aunt Mattie

    • Emily S Reisner

      Chel Bell/Roochie- I’m in disbelief still and especially as I type this message underneath your obituary. This has shaken my world and so many others to the core, but I know in my heart you are at peace now. Heaven gained another angel. I’ll meet you there someday. Endless love, Em aka Scoochie

    • Myrna Hicks

      I miss you my beathiful granddaughter. I love you so much. God be with you.

    • Ashley poellinger

      I always looked forward to seeing your beautiful smile. You truly will be missed Rachelle. Fly high with the angels.

      My condolences to Rachelle’s family, especially her children.

  2. Carmen Ritter

    I sure will miss your craziness 💜

  3. Dana

    Chel you were my best friend for many years, we shared alot of great times together and i forever will cherish those memories. I will never forget you and your laugh and I know you are bot suffering anymore and are finally at peace. Fly high and rest easy i will miss you, until we meet again. Love you

  4. Anna

    I will definitely miss u!!! I checked after I had baby but ment to check in again but 4 kids it gets a lil nuts.RIP N LOVE ALWAYS ❤️ ❤️

  5. David

    You will be missed, and remembered always.

  6. Chic Babin

    Rachelle I 🙏 U have found peace & just know that U R missed & loved more than words cud ever explain! Ur spirit will 4ever live-on thru McKenzie & Logan & we count that as a blessing. Fly high & fly free sweetheart I love U Aunt Chic❤💔😘🦋

  7. Adam orr

    Rest in peace you were loved by many family and friends

  8. Kathy S

    Grief is the last act of love we have to give to those we love. Where there is “deep grief” there is “great love”❤ RIP 🙏

  9. Shelby Lombard

    Rachelle was a passionate, big hearted, funny, and much more. I could go on all day describing how much I loved Rachelle..I miss that morning text she would send me, our Tuesday night dinners, and her sweet self that I could be in a bad mood and she would turn it around in seconds..Rachelle is my best friend and I know she is at peace finally. My deepest sympathy goes for your family. You have a place in my heart always Rachelle..
    Your forever friend,

    • Lisa Woodard

      Dawn you have my deepest sympathy. She is free now. We all wish it could have been a better outcome but she chose this path her fight is over.

      With love and Prayers

  10. Rissa

    You were far too good for this world. I will never forget everything about you. I love you so much. RIP baby girl.

  11. Audra Kendhammer

    We understand the struggle of addiction and the depression that it causes We will all miss Rachelle dearly. My deepest sympathy to her family. Her Smile may live on forever in our hearts.

  12. Dawn E Reisner

    Our hearts are all broken Chel because we couldn’t take away your pain. We never thought that we would lose you and your sparkling blue eyes, belly laughs, and hugs. We all could see how much you loved your children with your whole being. Our prayers go out to your mom, dad, and your brothers for this unimaginable loss. We’ll love you forever and hold your memory sacred in our hearts and minds. Fly away angel girl and be at peace.

  13. Erica Black

    I just want to say I am so deeply sorry for the family’s loss of Rachelle. I only came to know her recently-2019-through the recovery community. She came into the Unity House for Women as I was leaving, and we ended up hanging out and getting coffee a few times. I didn’t see Rachelle as much the last couple years, but would run into her at meetings or just out walking. The last time I saw her (late July?) she was walking and grooving to her “new favorite song,” “Peru,” by and Fireboy DML & Ed Sheeran. I hadn’t specifically heard it yet, so when it came on later that week, I recalled it being her favorite, and I liked it too! Just wanted to share my memories of Miss funny, silly, outgoing, kind Rachelle. My love to all of you! -Erica Black

  14. Ant Rose

    I will miss you so much love you

  15. Deb Fitzpatrick

    My thoughts and prays are with you Dawn and John

  16. Natasha Palumbo

    Love is the only thing that is real. Love never dies. But it does transcend. Love you sweet baby.

  17. Heidi Allen (Lau)

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this incredibly hard time. I am so so sorry for your loss

  18. Mary Severson

    My thoughts and prayers to all of the family

  19. Mary Barrett

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Dawn and John. I cannot begin to imagine the pain in your home right now. I pray that the stories that will be shared will help change your pain into lovely memories someday.

  20. Barbara Shanley Kolb

    My sympathies and prayers are with the family during this Tragic time. I have so many wonderful memories growing up with Rachelle that I will hold and treasure forever! Xoxo

  21. Dana

    Fly high Chel I will miss you. You were my best friend growing up and we shared alot of great times together. I will forever cherish lur memories. Until we meet again
    I love you

  22. Jennifer Guidry

    My sweet cousin I will always remember us growing up and all the memories I shared with you! I wish I was there more for you I didn’t know you were struggling like this. Always remembering your laugh and pinching Preston’s cheeks when he was born. How every time you seen me you would never forget how we were at the cabin one summer and you always say remember the time you almost drowned me!! I love you so much and hope your at peace now! You will live on through Mackenzie and Logan as they resemble you so much!! My condolences to John, Dawn, Broc, Collin, Mackenzie, Logan, and the rest of our family ❤️ I know my momma and your uncle Kevin are under your wing! I love you Chell!!

  23. Kristy

    I am still in disbelief 😢 I am goin to miss u soooo much!! All the fun times we use to have!! I no u r at peace now 🙏🏽 Til we meet again!! I love and miss u soo much, always and forever!! Til we meet again!! Tons of love and Prayers to ur kids and family!!💙🙏🏽💖🙏🏽💙🙏🏽💖🙏🏽💙🙏🏽💖🙏🏽💙🙏🏽💖🙏🏽💙🙏🏽💖

  24. Janet Terry pickett

    To your entire family, please accept our sincere condolences for your loss of your daughter, mom and sister. To McKenzie, we also had fun at football games when you were there. We shared beads and had a fun time. I know our son Kevin always liked hanging out with you too. We are so sorry for the loss of your mom.

  25. Deb and Les Giesler

    Dawn, Gloria and families. We are thinking of all of you.

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