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Dear Classes of 1989, 1992 and 2015:

This is a Deacon Alert to inform you of the passing of Rae Ann Lehse on Friday, Feb. 12th.

Rae Ann was the mother of Jim Christl ('89), Jeannie (Christl) Kathrein ('92), Paul Christl and the grandmother of Mac Christl ('15) and Jack Christl ('20).




RaeAnn Lehse (Christl/ Janish), 64, of Fargo, ND, passed away in her home on Feb 12th, 2016. RaeAnn was born in 1951 in Valley City, ND to Robert & Gloria (Athey) Janish. She grew up in Fingal, ND. On Oct. 4, 1969, she married Jim L Christl. She lived in Fingal until the tragic death of her husband Jim in 1981. She moved to Fargo and married   Jim Lehse on July 9th, 1984.


   She is survived by her husband Jim; children, Jim (Shannon) Christl of Moorhead, Jeannie (Dale) Kathrein of Fargo, Paul Christl (Katie Weber) of Minneapolis, and Step-Son Matt (Kristy) Lehse of Fargo; grandchildren, Mac & Jack Christl, Mari (JJ Regula) & Sam Kjos, Morgan & Maddie Christl, and Alivia & Isabella Kathrein; step grandchildren, Anden & Eian Lehse; siblings, Sandra Christl, Robert (Cathy) Janish, Peggy (Douglas) Harland; her best friends, Sharon Holt, Sylvia Schlagel, Stephanie Seibold, Linda Gustafson, Cindy Christl, Tammy Ertelt, Julie Smallarz and too many more to mention but not forgotten.


   She was preceded in death by her fi rst husband Jim Christl, her father Robert Janish, her mother Gloria (Athey) Janish, her stepmother Dagmar Janish, her brother Neil Janish and her grandson, James.


   Visitation will be at Boulger Funeral Home on Thursday, Feb 18th from 5-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Funeral will be held at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Fargo on Friday, Feb 19th at 11 a.m. Burial will be held at a later date at Holy Trinity Cemetery, Fingal, ND.


   Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center. Online guestbook and detailed obituary at  



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