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 Granite, Marble, Limestone and Bronze remembrances.

Call us at 1-877-754-0592 or visit us online at bertrandmemorial.com


June K. Freiheit (Zumbrota, MN)

Posted on May 21 2019

June K. Freiheit, age 68, of Zumbrota, died on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Season’s Hospice House in Rochester. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 11:00 am at Lands Lutheran Church in Zumbrota with Pastor David Krinke presiding. The visitation will be on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Mahn Family Funeral Home – Larson Chapel in Zumbrota and for…

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Andrew Thomas Newman (Rochester, MN)

Posted on May 21 2019

Andrew Thomas Newman, age 35, died on Friday, May 17th, 2019 at his home in Rochester, Minnesota. Andrew was born in Cedar Rapids, IA and graduated from John Marshall High School in 2002, where he received an award for his work as an amatuer filmmaker. Andrew loved animals, music, good food, video games, scuba diving, and working on his stop-motion films. Andrew’s laugh - often at the oddest of things…

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Verlet Jean Conner (Rochester, MN)

Posted on May 21 2019

Verlet Jean Conner, age 89, of Rochester, MN died on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Edenbrook of Rochester. 

Verlet J. Conner was born on January 24, 1930 in Rock Dell, MN. She was the daughter of Joseph and Alpha (Lee) Aaby. Verlet was a graduate of Rochester High School. She married Floyd O. Conner on July 14, 1956 in Houston, TX and they lived in Key West and St.…

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Ulanda "Lou" Bailey (Rochester, MN)

Posted on May 21 2019

Ulanda "Lou" Bailey, 84, of Rochester, MN, died Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Season's Hospice. 

Ulanda "Lou" Bailey was born August 12, 1934 to Samuel and Katherine Elchuk of Minneapolis, MN. She was a graduate of St. Mary's School of Nursing and worked as an RN for over 40 years. She married George C. Bailey Jr. on October 18, 1958 and celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last year with…

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Jill M. Hilleshiem (Rochester, MN)

Posted on May 21 2019

Jill M. Hilleshiem, 52 of Rochester, MN died Monday, May 20, 2019 in Rochester, MN. 

Jill Marie Konakowitz was born June 20, 1966 in Fridley, MN to Tom and Diane "Sam" Konakowitz. Jill's life was dedicated to everyone else. This started in 1969 at age 3 when her younger brother, Mark, was born. She became his instant "2nd mother". 

She started babysitting at age 11. At age 13,…

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Iris F. Pagenhart (Rochester, MN)

Posted on May 19 2019

Iris F. Pagenhart, age 80, of Rochester, Minnesota passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2019, at her home surrounded by her loving family after a 20-year battle with Parkinson's disease.

The daughter of Frank and Susan (Volz) Schartau, Iris was born on March 26, 1939, in Rochester, Minnesota. Iris was a 1957 graduate of Rochester High School and earned her RN degree from St. Mary's School of Nursing in…

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Richard V. Wells (Prairie Island, MN)

Posted on May 19 2019

Richard V. Wells, 65, of Prairie Island, died Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at his home. He was born September 8, 1953, in Red Wing, to Leo and Beatrice (Shanawo) Wells. He grew up in South Minneapolis and attended Northwestern Electronics Institute. He worked for a number of years at RCA in Jacksonville, Florida and then for a roofing company. He also was employed at Prairie Island Housing Development. He was…

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Donald Dean Larson (Red Wing, MN)

Posted on May 19 2019

Donald Dean “Don” Larson, 85, of Red Wing died Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at the Bay View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (formerly Red Wing Health Center). He was born October 19, 1933 in Vasa, Minnesota to Milton and Mildred (Lorenson) Larson. He attended country school in Goodhue County. He served in the U.S. Army in 1956 and was honorably discharged in 1957. On May 24, 1958 he married Algene Lips…

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Melinda Marie Helmer (Red Wing, MN)

Posted on May 19 2019

Melinda Marie Helmer, 52, of Red Wing, died on Friday, May 17, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on July 26, 1966, in Red Wing to Robert and Mary (Bollinger) Flynn. She graduated in 1984 from Red Wing Central High School. On December 21, 1985, she was united in marriage to Bryan Helmer. She worked for various businesses, but most notably for the St. James Hotel…

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Kimberly Schmidt (Pine Island, MN)

Posted on May 19 2019

Kimberly "Kim" Schmidt age 60, of Pine Island, died unexpectedly after medical complication from a stroke on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at Mayo Clinic Hospital, St. Marys Campus in Rochester. A celebration of life will be from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at the American Legion Post 184 in Pine Island. 

Kimberly Kay Zweifel was born on May 24, 1958, in Rochester, to John A.…

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Ross E. McInroy (Stewartville, MN)

Posted on May 19 2019

The memorial service for Ross E. McInroy, 83, of Stewartville, MN will be at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday (May 22, 2019) at the Zumbro Lutheran Church in Rochester, MN with Pastor Jason Bryan – Wegner officiating.  Burial with military graveside honors will be held at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Preston, MN.  Mr. McInroy died peacefully on Friday (May 17, 2019) following a short illness, at Mayo Clinic – Rochester…

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Malissa May Sorum (Rochester, MN)

Posted on May 16 2019

Malissa May Sorum, 48, of Rochester died on May 15, 2019 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester. She was born on April 16, 1971 in Rochester to Jason and Sue (Pickett) Jones.

Malissa graduated from Lincoln High School in Lake City and attended Rochester Technical College. On April 22, 1992 she married Daryl Sorum. She enjoyed reading, riding horses, volunteering at Paws and Claws and communicating with the deaf…

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Marion I. Heram (Rochester, MN)

Posted on May 16 2019

Marion I. Heram, 88, of Rochester, MN died Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at Madonna Towers. 

Marion Inez Heram was born August 16, 1930 in Holmen, WI to Herman and Ella (Gilbertson) Heram. She graduated from Holmen High School. She managed a bowling alley in Holmen. She moved to Rochester and worked at IBM for 28 years. She was an avid bowler, honored by the National Bowling Association and Rochester…

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Frederick R. Heimberg (Pine Island, MN)

Posted on May 16 2019

Frederick R. Heimberg, age 78 of Pine Island died on May 13, 2019 at the Mayo Clinic Health Systems, Rochester – Methodist Campus. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Zwingli United Church of Christ in Berne with Pastor Karen Larson officiating. Burial will be in the Berne Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at the Mahn…

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Edward Ridgway Harris (Rochester, MN)

Posted on May 16 2019

Edward Ridgway Harris, 90, of Rochester, Minnesota died peacefully Tuesday, May, 14th at Mayo Clinic Charter House in Rochester, from complications of Multiple Myeloma.

Jed, as he was known by friends and family, was born on November 10th, 1928 in Rochester, New York where he was also raised. He spent many of his childhood summers at Canandaigua Lake, in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. After graduating from Millbrook…

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Steven A. Henry (Zumbrota, MN)

Posted on May 15 2019

Steven A. Henry, age 68 of Zumbrota died unexpectedly on Monday, May 13, 2019 at his home. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Christ Lutheran Church in Zumbrota with Pastor Wayne Schoch officiating. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in the Zumbrota Cemetery with Military Honors. 

Steven Allan Henry was…

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Roger Gary Radtke (Lindstrom, MN)

Posted on May 14 2019

Roger Gary Radtke died May 8, 2019 at his home in Lindstrom, MN of natural causes. He was born to Christian and Adeline Radtke on June 5, 1943, on the Radtke farm near Pine Island. He graduated from Pine Island schools in 1961. He met Lucille Marie Heyes, and knew she was the one when she said she wanted to marry a farmer. They were married on June 1, 1963…

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