Traci Ann (Henricksen) Rush, daughter of Jerry and Mary (Hansen) Henricksen of Armstrong, was born Aug. 21, 1968 in Estherville. God needed a very strong angel with an infectious smile and called Traci on July 31, 2014.
Traci graduated from Armstrong-Ringsted High School and then attended National College for two years in Rapid City, S.D. She worked for a short time with Northwest Airlines in Minneapolis before moving to Colorado. She worked as a travel consultant for a few seasons. Later she was employed with the Federal Center and as Office Manager for MK Roofing in Denver.
Traci married Mark Rush on Oct. 1, 2011. They enjoyed spending time with their daughters Maddie and Rachel. Traci shared her smile and amazing spirit with everyone she loved especially family and friends.
Traci will be missed by her husband, Mark, of Littleton, Colo., and daughters Madison Pentico and Rachel Rush. Her parents Jerry and Mary Henricksen of Armstrong, brother Terry Henricksen and wife, Gwen, of North Mankato, Minn., niece MacKenzie Pellin and husband, Brian, of Madison, Wis., mother-in-law Linda Lauck and brother-in-law Lloyd (Butch) Lauck of Denver, and aunts, cousins and wonderful friends.
Traci is preceded in death by her grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Traci was a fighter but lost her battle with cancer . . . CANCER SUCKS!!