ROCHESTER-AREA OBITUARIES

Bertrand Memorials
Bertrand Memorials is a full-service monument company serving Southeast Minnesota, Northern Iowa, and Western Wisconsin. For 20 years, we have specialized in providing the finest of Granite, Marble, Limestone and Bronze remembrances. Call us at 1-877-754-0592 or visit bertrandmemorial.com


Donald A. Ramstad (Zumbrota, MN)

Posted on Jun 24 2018

Donald A. Ramstad age 90, of Zumbrota died on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at his home in Zumbrota. A memorial service will be on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Minneola Lutheran Church in rural Goodhue with Pastor Hannah Bergstrom de Leon officiating. Burial with military honors will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday, June 25, 2018 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at the…

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Arvid Bruce Wedul (Billings, MT)

Posted on Jun 24 2018

Arvid Bruce Wedul passed away peacefully on June 20, 2018, in the Mayo Clinic Care Center in Lake City, MN. He was born on March 17, 1937, in Hazel, MN, the 4th of 5 boys; he was preceded in death by his parents Arnt and Berit Wedul. He is survived by his wife of 46 years Exel (Ekkie) Weinman Wedul, Billings, MT (married July 15, 1972); his 3 children Jeff…

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Arthur P. Brooks (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Jun 23 2018

Arthur P. Brooks, 74, of Rochester, MN died Thursday, June 21, 2018 at Saint Marys Hospital.

Couresy of Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes

 

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John C. Gorvin (Oronoco, MN)

Posted on Jun 21 2018

John C. Gorvin, 80, of Oronoco, MN died Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Saint Marys Hospital.

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Clarice Vitse (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Jun 21 2018

Clarice Vitse, 81 of Rochester, MN died Thursday, June 21, 2018 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford, MN.

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Irene Marie Bergmark (Red Wing, MN)

Posted on Jun 21 2018

Irene Marie Bergmark, 92, of Red Wing, died Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at the Plum City Care Center. She was born May 20, 1926 in Arkansaw, Wisc. to John and Georgena (Bignell) Thompson. She attended grade school in Arkansaw and Elmwood before attending Arkansaw High School. On November 19, 1945 she married Alvin Bergmark in Pepin Wisc. The couple farmed on Big Hill, Pepin for 11 years before moving to…

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Grace Elizabeth Kopischke (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Jun 21 2018

Grace Elizabeth (Jewison) Kopischke, age 95 of Rochester, MN passed away on Monday, June 18, 2018 surrounded by her family.

Grace was the fifth child of nine born on October 23, 1922 to Arthur and Kathryn (Cahill) Jewison of Janesville. Grace married Rudy Kopischke on May 9, 1946 and together they raised 12 children. Grace was active in her children’s schools, a devoted Catholic, and served as President of the Winona…

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Marion Parkinson (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Jun 21 2018

Marion Parkinson, 95, was born in Grand Rapids, Minnesota on May 23, 1923 to Clarence and Cora (Jenkins) Erickson, and died on June 12, 2018 at Madonna Towers in Rochester. Her father worked for the Corps of Engineers, and she spent her childhood at the Pine River Dam in Crosslake, Minnesota before moving to the Mississippi Lock and Dam #5 near Winona where she graduated from Winona High School and…

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Diana Fay Hanke (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Jun 21 2018

Diana Fay Hanke died on Sunday, June 17th, 2018 at Mayo Clinic Hospital - Methodist Campus in Rochester, at the age of 74 years. Diana will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 54 years, Barry and their children Jennifer Guenther and Joshua (Katharine) Hanke. Diana will be remembered by her five grandchildren Anna, James, Isaac, Carrie, and Finnian along with countless family and friends. Diana was preceded in death…

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Richard Harley Gaustad (Red Wing, MN)

Posted on Jun 20 2018

Richard “Rick” Harley Gaustad, 72 of Red Wing, died unexpectedly on Sunday, June 17, 2018, at the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis. He was born December 27, 1945, in Cokato, to Harley and Vernette (Johnson) Gaustad and graduated from Cokato High School in 1964. He went on to attend Concordia College in Moorhead, MN and enlisted in the US Army. He served in the 4th Infantry Division during the Vietnam…

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Yvonne Adaire Johnson, (Bay City)

Posted on Jun 20 2018

Yvonne Adaire “Bibs” Johnson, 90, of Bay City, died Saturday, June 16, 2018, at the River Falls Area Hospital.

She was born on August 9, 1927, in Red Wing to Herman and Eva (Olson) Rosenberg and raised by Herman and Freda Rosenberg. Bibs attended schools in Red Wing and worked as a waitress where she met Orville Johnson. They were married on March 10, 1945 and farmed their whole life in…

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Paul Discher (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Jun 20 2018

Paul Discher, 81, of Rochester, MN died Monday, June 18, 2018 in Rochester. Arrangements are pending.

Courtesy of Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes

 

 

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Flora I. Lehnertz (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Jun 20 2018

Flora I. Lehnertz, 102, of Rochester, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Monday, June 18, 2018 at Edenbrook of Rochester.

Flora was born February 16, 1916 in Sioux Falls, SD to Duard and Olive (Nutting) Stafford. Her father brought the family to Rochester in 1928. Flora was a 1934 graduate of Rochester High School. Before her marriage, Flora worked in the offices of the former Rochester Wholesale…

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Jonathan Charles Stevens (Racine, MN)

Posted on Jun 20 2018

Jonathan Charles Stevens, infant son of Brittany and Charlie Stevens of rural Racine, MN, passed away on June 17, 2018, the day he was born, in Rochester, MN.

Jonathan will be loved and remembered always by his parents, his grandparents – Patty Geerdes and Dave and Linda Stevens all of rural Racine; his great grandparents – Robert and Leona Anderson of Kiester, MN; Lori Geerdes, Joan Titus and Marion Stevens all…

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Barbara A. Holland (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Jun 20 2018

A graveside service for Barbara A. Holland will be held at 3:15 pm Thursday, June 21, 2018 at Oakwood Cemetery in Rochester, officiated by the Rev. Lester Horntvedt. A one hour visitation is scheduled to begin at 2:00 pm Thursday in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home, followed by a procession to the cemetery.

Mrs. Holland, 84, of Rochester died Saturday, June 16 at Rochester Health Services - East.

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Marlene R. Miner (Stewartville, MN)

Posted on Jun 18 2018

The funeral service for Marlene R. Miner, 81, of rural Stewartville, MN will be at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday (June 20, 2018) at the United Methodist Church in Stewartville with Rev. Wane Souhrada officiating.  Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Stewartville.  Mrs. Miner died on Friday (June 15, 2018) of natural causes at her home.

Marlene Ruth Sande was born on August 23, 1936 in Freeborn County to Ernest and…

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Norman R. Pearson (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Jun 18 2018

Norman R. Pearson, 95, of Rochester, passed away on Thursday, June 14, 2018 of natural causes at The Homestead of Rochester.

He was born on October 24, 1922 in Simpson MN and was one of two children by parents Harold and Esther Pearson. On October 1, 1946 Norm married Hazel Himle and they enjoyed 65 years together with their close family and long-time friends.

Norm joined the Navy in 1942 and served…

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