Rebecca J. Carel 1953–2019 Northfield—Rebecca Jane Carel, age 66 of Northfield, passed away peacefully with her family by her side Thursday evening, August 8, 2019 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Rebecca Jane, the daughter of Maynard and Elizabeth (Condon) Akemann, was born on January 11, 1953 in Faribault, MN. Growing up around Webster, MN, Rebecca enjoyed riding horses, especially competitive barrel racing. She graduated from Northfield High School with the class of 1971 and shortly afterwards she met the love of her life, Greg. They were married on February 10, 1973 at the Church of St. Dominic in Northfield, MN. Rebecca worked many different jobs but mainly worked at various fitness centers as a manager. Outside of work, she enjoyed shopping, going to the cabin, traveling, spending time with her friends, especially her Ladies Group. She also loved spending time with her grandchildren. Rebecca is survived by her devoted husband, Greg; daughter, Jenny Carlson; son, Wes (Darcy) Carel; grandchildren, Jordan, Hunter, Emma, Hayley, & Alexis; sisters, Linda (Jack) Muelken & Nell (Steve) McClung; & many other relatives & friends. She is preceded in death by her parents. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at the Church of St. Dominic in Northfield, MN. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery in Northfield at a later date. Visitation will be held 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at Bierman Funeral Home & Crematory of Northfield. Visitation will continue Wednesday morning at church one hour prior to Mass. biermanfuneralhome.com.