It’s an all too familiar story...

She was beautiful, energetic and possessed an engaging personality.  She had a way of making you feel like you were the most important person in the room.  She had a huge heart, loved animals and everyone she met was an instant friend.  If you were in trouble, she would move Heaven and Earth to help you out, and she believed in Love.

Who can say why these are always the descriptions you hear as a tragic story unfolds?  Somehow, these beautiful young women become involved with people who see their good nature and generous personalities as a weakness – making them easy targets!  These people discover it is easy to make these young women believe that “THEY” are to blame for any problems within the relationship.  It is all too easy to take advantage of someone who believes the best in everyone, who believes the fault is theirs, and who wants to do what ever they can to “make things work.”


was one of these girls: a girl with the giant heart who saw the good in people not knowing any danger. 

Rachael believed all people were good.  She did her best to help others see their potential and make them better people by nurturing them and building them up. 


Unfortunately, the last man she chose to help. would be her demise. 

Rachael was in a wonderful place in her life and growing into a mature, responsible adult.   She was going back to school, making plans for her life and re-connecting with her family and friends. 

Losing control of Rachael must have been a blow to the boyfriend who had spent five months trying to control her every move.  On November 27, 2018, after what appeared to be another one of his “Make-up to break-up” routines – Rachael went to his house to give him a hug and see if she “could make it work.”  Not ten minutes after their greeting, Rachael lay in the street bleeding, her boyfriend had fired three close-range shots at her with the 22-caliber rifle he had brought outside to confront her.  Two of those shots struck Rachael in the abdomen - causing fatal damage.     


During the first hour of 28 November 2018

 The fatal shots took their final toll, and Rachael Jane Wierzbicki lost her hold on life and slipped into the arms of God, where she will now feel the Love she so richly deserved – forever.  Her “boyfriend” is awaiting trial for 2nd degree murder, and her family and friends are working through the devastation that Domestic Violence always leaves behind.