In loving memory of

Rachel M. Harberts
May 19, 1975 - September 15, 2018

Rachel M. Harberts, 43, of Dodge Center, MN died Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Saint Marys Hospital from injuries sustained in a car accident on September 7, 2018 in Claremont, MN.
Rachel Marie Post was born May 19, 1975 in Spring Valley, MN to Jerome and Sharon (Smith) Post. She graduated from Lanesboro High School in 1993. She attended RCTC, Winona State and then Saint Mary's University in Winona for her masters. On October 23, 1999 she married Brandon Harberts in Preston, MN. The couple lived in Rochester and later moved to Dodge Center. She taught 1st grade at Blooming Prairie Elementary School. She coached Volleyball in Blooming Prairie. Rachel loved to go boating, taking her children to the pool, meeting up with friends for coffee and playing cards. Rachel truly loved being a Mom to her children, Jaxon and Emerson. You could always find Rachel with a matching outfit and her fingernails painted.

Rachel is survived by her husband, Brandon Harberts and son, Jaxon of Dodge Center, MN; her parents, Jerome and Sharon Post of Lanesboro, MN; one brother, Jeremy (Summer) Post of Hugo, MN; one sister, Jodi (Lance) Laughridge of Sandpoint, ID; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Emerson.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (1212 12th Avenue NW Rochester, MN). Visitation will be held from 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes and one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Burial will take place at Oakwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the family.


Courtney Gudmundson wrote on Sep 20, 2018:

"Sharon, Jerry and family, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers! Words cannot even begin to touch the pain, loss, and grief you all are experiencing. May God presence sustain during this enormous tragedy. All my thoughts and prayers are with you!????"

Dawn Beckley wrote on Sep 20, 2018:

"My youngest is Rachel?s age. May God grant your family the strength to continue without you. Rest In Peace."

Dan Meyer wrote on Sep 20, 2018:

"I have a son the same age as Rachel. I have 11 grandchildren. When something like this happens, we ask why? Why did this have to happen? The pain and sorrow you have must be unbearable. My words are probably little comfort to you, but I pray for your strength to go on. I extend my sympathy. Dan Meyer"

Carolyn Burke wrote on Sep 19, 2018:

"Brandon,Jaxon,Lynette and family, We are mourning for the loss of Rachel and beautiful little Emerson. No words to express our deep sadness. My memory to share is attending your Minnie and Mickey wedding. What a great memory to cherish! With all our love,Aunt Carolyn and family "

Sasha & Jeremiah Holst and family wrote on Sep 19, 2018:

"We are so sorry for your loss. Sending love and prayers. "

Brent Moens wrote on Sep 18, 2018:

"You have our deepest sympathy. Thoughts and prayers Brent & Tanya Moens family"

bruce clausen wrote on Sep 18, 2018:

"I'm so sorry for your losses. I Can't imagine the pain in your heart. Please accept our heartfelt condolences . We are Praying for your Son. Bruce & Colleen Clausen "

Craig Wencl wrote on Sep 18, 2018:

"My thoughts and prayers are with you in this sad time"

Kathy Kaehn/Austin, TX wrote on Sep 18, 2018:

"Prayers for all families in this most difficult time. God Bless"

Dorothy Peterson wrote on Sep 18, 2018:

"Blessed be the memory of Rachel Harberts."

Kelly Lamon and Paul Christensen wrote on Sep 17, 2018:

"Rachel brought so much joy to many. I?m full of gratitude for her. May her family feel the strength of the communities who are surrounding them with love and holding them in light. "