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Rachel Marie (Yanta) Leverenz, April 11, 1988 – March 20, 2023.

God must have needed a special angel in Heaven.  We’ve lost a beautiful soul who went out of her way to up lift others around her and cared deeply for the people she loved.  She always tried to see the good in everyone.

A kind soul taken far too soon from an undiagnosed auto-immune disease.

She will be fiercely missed by her beloved husband Andy Leverenz; her mom, Marilyn Hart;  step-dad Farrell Hart; her loving sister Sarah Yanta; her precious niece Alice; and her best buddy and dog child Wyatt; special cousin Meghan Mooney; also greatly missed by step-mom Naomi Yanta, mother-in-law Marilyn Leverenz, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Rob and Lisa Paul, Nicole and Andy Villas; and a host of other wonderful friends and family.

Special people gone before her are her dad, John Yanta; her father-in-law Tom Leverenz and her special uncle Mark Mooney.

Please join us in a Celebration of Life on Saturday, April 8th with an open house from 1 PM – 5 PM at the Buffalo American Legion Remembrance Hall at 304 – 10th Avenue South, Buffalo, MN  55313.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your favorite Animal Rescue in Rachel’s name, as she had such a love of animals.

The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo assisted the family with funeral arrangements.  On-line condolences can be made at


19 Guestbook Entries

  1. Pam Schendel Tomczyk

    Marilyn. I’m sorry for the loss of Rachel. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs

  2. The Eggersgluss'

    Our hearts go out to Andy, Wyatt and the res of Rachel’s family. Words fail to convey how amazing Rachel was or how much she will be missed.

  3. Doug & Teresa Young

    Every bit of my heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult time. Please accept our sympathy.

  4. Wendy Ely

    There are no words for such an unimaginable loss. You are in my thoughts, prayers, and heart.

  5. Whitman


  6. Toots

    I am so very sorry for your loss, heaven got a very special angel. Thinking about you and sending prayers your way.

  7. robert mobley

    I’m so sorry for your loss Andy

  8. Carrie and Peter Binnie

    Oh Andy, our hearts and prayers go out to you. We are so sorry… While Rachel was only our nanny for a short time, we thought she was a wonderful woman who cared for our children with excellence. She will be greatly missed.

  9. Connie Kelly

    I am so sad about the loss of Rachael she was so kind and nice. She Always had a smile on her face. She and Wyatt would walk by and visit with Ivy and I. I am heartbroken for Andy and the rest of the family. Rachael was a Angel on this earth.

  10. Joette Tilbury

    Marilyn Hart, so sorry to hear of Rachel’s passing. Sending prayers for you and your family.

  11. robert mobley

    Sorry for our loss Andy!!

  12. JoEllen

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. I don’t know how to express my condolences for your loss. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I love you 😘

  13. john manuel


    So sorry for your loss. Sending hugs and prayers your way.

  14. Deb Vergin

    Dear Marilyn & family – I am so sorry to hear about Rachel. There are just no words that convey the depth of my sorrow for your loss. Although in recent years I haven’t seen her, there are many memories of the young girl who used to hang out at our house with Michaela and all of the time they spent together bring a smile to my heart. I’m especially reminded of the kitten that they adopted “together” and was going to be shared by both households — not sure that ever happened, but they certainly had a lot of “good” ideas between the two of them. Sending many thoughts and prayers for your heart to get through this time. Thinking of you all.

  15. Mary Breault

    Dear Marilyn and Family,
    My deepest sympathy for your loss, I am at a loss for words. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending hugs, Mary

  16. Brad Nissen

    So very sorry for your loss, our prayer and thoughts are with you and your family.

  17. Denise Ring

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Everyone will be in my thoughts and prayers

  18. Tina (yanta) and mike peterson and family

    So sorry for your loss she will be missed sending prayers to your family

  19. Harold Gottwaldt

    Marilyn, so sorry for the loss of your daughter and so sorry for the loss to your whole family. Words can’t say. You are in thoughts and prayers.

    Harry and Mary Gottwaldt


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