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


Joyce Arlene Dornink (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Aug 20 2018

Joyce Arlene Dornink, 86, passed away Thursday, August 16, 2018 at Rochester Health Services East.

Joyce Arlene Dyreson was born on November 6, 1931 in Amherst Township in Fillmore County to Clarence and Leila (Anderson) Dyreson in Lanesboro, MN. She graduated from Preston, MN High School. Joyce was united in marriage to Mylon Kertiss Dornink on September 20, 1950 at Bethel English Church/Bethel Lutheran Church in Rochester, MN. He passed away…

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Leota Mavis Dugstad (Lake City, MN)

Posted on Aug 18 2018

Leota Mavis Dugstad, age 93, of Lake City, passed away Thursday, August 16, 2018 at the Mayo Clinic Health System Care Center in Lake City. She was born March 24, 1925 to Edward and Lula (Rowbotham) Lien in DeSmet, South Dakota. She graduated from Blooming Prairie High School in 1942. On September 23, 1945 she married Earl Dugstad in Austin, MN. They lived in various places until moving to Lake…

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Sharon Marie DeWitt (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Aug 18 2018

Sharon Marie DeWitt, 74 originally of Caledonia, MN, passed away on August 17, 2018, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.

Sharon was born on March 15, 1944, to Ted and Dorothy DeWitt. She graduated from Loretto High School in Caledonia in 1962. She spent most of her life in Seattle, WA, working for Space Labs Medical Technology. Following retirement in 2010, she moved to Rochester. She volunteered at the Ronald McDonald…

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Gary Smith (Lake City, MN)

Posted on Aug 18 2018

Gary Smith, 67, of Lake City, passed away Thursday, August 16, 2018 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn. He was born March 17, 1951 in Lake City, Minn. to Marlin and Betty (Carpenter) Smith. He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1969. He then attended Rochester Community Technical College and later graduated from the University of Minnesota with a journalism degree. He then moved to Lake City and worked…

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Milton Hoffman (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Aug 18 2018

Milton “Moose” Hoffman, age 81, of Rochester, died Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at Cottagewood Senior Communities in Rochester. Milton Joseph Hoffman was born July 9, 1937 in Carroll, IA to Joseph and Agnes (Vacarius) Hoffman. He moved to Hayfield, MN in 1945 where he helped on the family farm and worked in his father’s Tiling Business. He moved to Owatonna, MN where he worked for the Owatonna Tool Company and…

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Robert Wayne Ruble (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Aug 17 2018

Robert Wayne Ruble, 73, of Rochester died peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at his home due to failing health.

Robert was born on February 5, 1945 to Charles Sr. and Cecelia (Larson) Ruble in Albert Lea, MN. He was the sixth out of nine children. In 1963, Robert graduated high school in Spring Valley MN. On August 26, 1965, he married Jane Klompenhower. Robert retired from…

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Betty J. (Tainter) Larson (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Aug 17 2018

Betty J. (Tainter) Larson, age 90 of Rochester, passed away peacefully on August 14, 2018 at Madonna Meadows. She was born on September 1, 1927 in Readstown, WI. She married Kenneth H. Larson on June 23, 1948 in Readstown.

Betty is preceded in death by parents, Zilmer and Mabel Tainter; her son, Steven Larson; and her grandson, Kurt Bristol. She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Kenneth Larson of…

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Curtis O. Ladsten (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Aug 17 2018

Curtis “Curt” O. Ladsten, age 82 of Rochester passed into the arms of Jesus on August 15, 2018 at Rochester Methodist Hospital after a short battle with cancer.

Curt was born on March 8, 1936 in Decorah, IA to Olaf and Lucille Ladsten. He graduated from Spring Valley High School in 1954. On May 1, 1954 he married Juanita Baker; the couple was later divorced. He later married Barbara Radtke and…

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Maxine Marie Dahl (Red Wing, MN)

Posted on Aug 17 2018

Maxine Marie Dahl, age 85, of Red Wing, passed away on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at the Red Wing Healthcare Center. She was born August 27, 1932, in Red Wing, to Earl and Dorothy (James) Kimm and attended Red Wing Central High School and Red Wing Vocational Technical College. In 1950, she married Richard Sutherland and they had 2 sons; they later divorced. She married James W. Griffin and lived…

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Gloria A. Gerber (Stewartville,MN)

Posted on Aug 16 2018

The funeral service for Gloria A. Gerber, 78, a lifelong rural Stewartville,MN resident will be at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday(August 18, 2018) in the Timothy Chapel at Autumn Ridge Church in Rochester,MN with Rev. Paul McDonald officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Stewartville. Mrs. Gerber passed away unexpectedly of natural causes on Tuesday( Aug 14,  2018) in Red Wing,MN.

Gloria Ann Schleusner was born on March 11, 1940 on…

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Henry Stanley Nowicki (Zumbrota, MN)

Posted on Aug 16 2018

Henry S. Nowicki, age 4, died unexpectedly Monday, August 13, 2018 in Zumbrota, MN. 

Henry Stanley Nowicki was born on May 7, 2014 to his parents, Gabriel Nowicki and Sarah Koehler in Rochester, MN. 

Henry was an incredibly smart, caring, innocent 4-year old. He loved the outdoors, swimming, jumping on the trampoline and playing golf. He enjoyed singing, dancing, playing video games and giving hugs, kisses, tickles, and…

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Bradley Floyd Berg (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Aug 16 2018

Bradley "Brad" Floyd Berg, 54, of Rochester, passed away on Monday, August 13, 2018, unexpectedly while vacationing in Hayward, WI. Visitation will be on Friday, August 17, 2018, from 4:00-7:00 pm at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place NW, Rochester and one hour prior to the service at the church. The funeral service will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, August 18, 2018, at Bethel Lutheran Church, 810…

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Meg "Margaret" E. Drost (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Aug 15 2018

Meg "Margaret" E. Drost, 75, of Rochester, MN died Sunday, August 12, 2018 at her home.

Meg was born June 11, 1943 in Lodi, WI, the older of 16 children, to Norman and Hyldred (Brimmer) Neumaier. She graduated from Lodi High School. In 1964, she graduated from The Methodist Kahler School of Nursing and continued her nursing education at Winona State. Meg went to work in Rochester as an…

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Robert ‘Red’ Wallaker (Wanamingo, MN)

Posted on Aug 15 2018

Robert ‘Red’ Wallaker, age 88, of Wanamingo, died on August 12, 2018 at his home surrounded by family. A funeral service will be on Thursday, August 16 at 2:00 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church in Wanamingo with Pastor Christopher Culuris officiating. Visitation will be on Thursday for one hour before the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Military Honors. Arrangements were made with Mahn Family Funeral Home…

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Jagmohan Singh Vasdev (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Aug 14 2018

Jagmohan Singh Vasdev, aged 85, passed away peacefully Sunday August 12th, 2018 at his home. 

Jagmohan was born in Parachinar, Pakistan on March 11, 1933 to Sant Singh and Harnam Kaur Vasdev. After emigrating from Pakistan during the 1947 Indian-Pakistan Partition, he earned his Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Punjab University in 1955. Shortly after he moved to Nairobi, Kenya to work as a school teacher.

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Maurice L. Sinn (Stewartville, MN)

Posted on Aug 14 2018

The funeral service for Maurice L. Sinn, 93, a longtime Stewartville, MN businessman and resident will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday (August 16, 2018) at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Stewartville with Rev. Lyle Fritsch officiating.  Burial with military graveside honors by Stewartville VFW Post 8980 and American Legion Post 164 will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Stewartville.  Mr. Sinn died on Sunday (August 12, 2018) of natural causes at the Chosen Valley Care Center where he had resided…

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Lois J. Nelson (Zumbro Falls, MN)

Posted on Aug 13 2018

Lois J. Nelson died Friday, August 10, 2018 at her home of natural causes.

Lois was born on October 4, 1932 in Melville Township, Renville, MN to Raymond and Dorothy Emmerson. She grew up on the family farm and went to country school.

She married Donald Rolsch in 1949 in Olivia, MN. They moved to Zumbro Falls, MN shortly after their marriage. They had three children, Barbara, William, and Diane. In 1976,…

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