October 17, 1962 - November 4, 2020
Barbara Jean Rarer, age 58, of St. Cloud, formerly of Dassel, died Wednesday, November 4, 2020, at the Talahi Nursing Home in St. Cloud. A time to celebrate Barbara’s life will be held on Friday, November 13, 2020, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel. Anyone who wishes to attend we ask that social distance and mask requirements are to be followed. The Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel is in charge of the arrangements. Barbara Jean Rarer, the daughter of Walter and Elaine (Knutson) Rarer was born on October 17, 1962, in Le Sueur, Minnesota. Barb attended Dassel Cokato High School where she graduated in 1980. Barb served her country for several years in the United States Navy as a Navy Seabee and was a Heavy Equipment Operator and a Mechanic. She was a free spirit who loved to spend time traveling in her camper, seeing the country. She would come to Dassel to spend time with her mother during the summer and travel the country wherever the spirit took her during the winter. Barb had a great respect for the Native American Life and enjoyed Native American Art. She was an avid woodworker and loved to tinker and learn how everything would run. She loved nature, camping, fishing, and spending time with her family for holidays. Her family was of a great importance in her life, her son, mother and sister and other relatives meant the world to her. Barb had the wonderful opportunity to reconnect with her biological daughter in 2012. She is survived by her son, Michael Rarer, of St. Cloud, her daughter, Mackenzie Beckman of Corona, South Dakota, mother, Elaine Rarer of Dassel, father, Walter (Cathie) Rarer of Bullhead City, Arizona, sister, Sandra (Tim) Benoit of Dassel, nieces and nephews, Nicole (Randy) Moe, Cory Brandel, Marcus (Amy) Benoit, Melissa (Trevor) Goulet and Amanda Benoit, Great Nieces and nephews are Cain Savoie, Caleb Savoie, Clara Brandel, Chase Brandel, Jeff Moe, Clay Moe, Brooke Goulet, Regan Goulet, and Taylor Goulet. Barbara was preceded in death by her siblings, Dawn Rarer and Yvonne Brandel.
Barbara Jean Rarer, age 58, of St. Cloud, formerly of Dassel, died Wednesday, November 4, 2020, at the Talahi Nursing Home in St. Cloud. A time to celebrate Barbara’s life will be held on Friday, November 13, 2020, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00... View Obituary & Service Information
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