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.
Rochester, MN 55901
Rochester, Minnesota 55901
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.