Michael Rarer, 29

Michael James Rarer, the son of Barb Rarer, was born June 19, 1992 and died March 7, 2022. He was born in Virginia Beach, VA, while his mom served with the United States Navy.

Michael moved to a few places when in elementary school including Dassel, Staples, and finally landing in Dubuque, IA, where he graduated with the class of 2010.

Michael had a passion for the outdoors; he loved fishing and going camping. He was a diehard Minnesota Vikings fan. He always flew his Minnesota Vikings flag and rooted for purple and gold.

Music was a key component of Michael’s life. He had many talents in the job market, and was a great cook. He was often found in the kitchen.

If a smile crept across his face it was genuine. Michael had a big heart and loved his mom with his whole heart.

Michael is survived by an aunt, Sandra (Tim) Benoit; sister, Katie Beckman; cousins, Nicki, Cory, Marcus, Melissa and Amanda; and his godmother, Jan Schilling Messner.

He was preceded in death by his mom, Barb Rarer; grandparents, Elaine Rarer and Walt Rarer; and aunts, Yvonne Brandel and Dawn Rarer.

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