KILDEER, Ill. — Rachel Abby Vondrak of Kildeer, Illinois, departed this life on Nov. 20, 2017 in an accident at the family farm in Griffin, Indiana — her favorite place in the world.

She was born in Barrington, Illinois on Aug. 2, 2006 to parents Shannon (Sharp) and Lance Vondrak, and was a beloved daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece and cousin. Rachel followed family tradition with her love for reading, cooking and sewing. She was also active in Girl Scouts and Indian Princesses, as well as an athlete in many sports such as basketball, soccer, volleyball and softball. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends, who loved witnessing and sharing in her zest for life. She had a personality that was just larger than life and was a friend to everyone.

In addition to her parents, Rachel is survived by brother, Eric; grandparents Richard and Susan Vondrak of Mundelein, Illinois; aunts and uncles Laura and Mike Matthys of Kildeer, Margo and John English of Owensville and Kenton and Perian Brett of Indianapolis; first cousins Melinda Spears, Mary-Hannah English, Alexis English, Laura Brett, Emma Brett, Danielle Matthys and Brandon Matthys; extended cousins, great-aunts and uncles. Preceding her in death were grandparents Wayne and Lauretta Sharp of Griffin.

Visitation will is from 3-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24 at Holders Funeral Home in Owensville.

Visitation continues from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 at Maumee General Baptist Church in Johnson, Indiana. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. at the church with burial services following at Upper Hills Cemetery in Upper Hills, Indiana.

Memorial contributions can be made to the family of Rachel to be used for future nature conservation projects. Envelopes will be made available at the funeral home. Share your messages of condolence and memories with the family of Rachel by visiting her memorial at www.holdersfuneralhome.com .

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