ROCHESTER-AREA OBITUARIES



E. Bernardine Riegelman (Red Wing, MN)

Posted on May 26 2020

Bernie died peacefully at St. Crispin Living Community on May 21, 2020. She was born on March 9, 1931 to Bernard and Maude Yanisch in Herbert, WI. and attended Herbert country school and Ellsworth High School. On June 3, 1948 she married Vernon Riegelman in Clayfield WI.

She was an avid baker and caterer; Bernie was known for her homemade potato salad sold at local grocery stores. She worked…

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Arlyn C. Quamme (Cannon Falls, MN)

Posted on May 26 2020

Arlyn Quamme passed away peacefully of natural causes on Monday, May 18, 2020, at The Gardens in Cannon Falls, MN. Arlyn was born on Dec. 28, 1942, to Anne (Kirkeby) and Andrew Quamme in Wanamingo, MN and attended Wanamingo Public School. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Wanamingo. Arlyn spent most of his life in Wanamingo and 14 years in Red Wing at the Jordan Towers. His…

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Nils Fauchald (Red Wing, MN)

Posted on May 26 2020

Nils Fauchald, 82, of Red Wing, passed away at home on Friday, May 22, 2020 with his beloved wife by his side. He was born on August 20, 1937, in Ellensburg Washington, to Nils and Edna Fauchald. After graduating high school in Bellevue, Washington, he completed his undergraduate studies at Yale University and graduated medical school from University of Washington Medical School, Seattle, Washington.
Upon completion of his specialty training…

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Marlene Janis Freeman (Red Wing, MN)

Posted on May 26 2020

Marlene Janis Freeman, 73, of Red Wing, formerly of St. Paul, died Wednesday, May 20, 2020 in her home. She was born April 11, 1947 in Austin, Minnesota to Orville and Lorina Reierson. She graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1965. After high school she was married and had two children. In 1977 she moved to Minneapolis and started college at Metropolitan Community College. She graduated with a degree…

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Allan “AJ” Frahm (Rochester, MN)

Posted on May 26 2020

Allan “AJ” Frahm, 88, of Rochester, MN, died Friday, May 22, 2020 of natural causes at Cottagewood Senior Community.

AJ was born January 14, 1932, in Winona, MN, to John and Della (Grapentine) Frahm. He graduated from Winona High School, then joined in the US Army November 7th, 1952, and was honorably discharged in October, 1954. He married Elaine (Lloyd) Frahm March 28th, 1953. After his discharge, they moved to Rochester.…

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Nathan Kjome (Harmony, MN)

Posted on May 26 2020

Nathan Kjome, 36, a native of Spring Grove, MN died unexpectedly at his home in Harmony, MN on Tues., May 19, 2020.

Nathan Allan Kjome was born to Dana and Elaine (Musser) Kjome on March 23, 1984 in La Crosse, WI. He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove. He attended Spring Grove Public Schools from K-12, graduating with the Class of 2002. He excelled…

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Carol Shirley McDonough (Rochester, MN)

Posted on May 26 2020

Carol Shirley McDonough, 78, of Rochester, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on May 23, 2020 at her home.

Carol was born July 12, 1941 in Frederic, WI to Edwin and Daisy (Hansen) Shirley. She was a 1959 graduate of Luck High School and went on to obtain her degree as a medical technologist from Wisconsin State University, Eau Claire in 1963. On June 2, 1962, Carol married Michael…

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Gordon David Hellerud (Rochester, MN)

Posted on May 26 2020

Gordon David Hellerud, age 73 of Rochester, MN passed away unexpectedly at his home on the evening of Wednesday May 20th, 2020. Gordy was born on December 8th, 1946 in Spring Grove to Gerhardt and Alpha (Treangen) Hellerud.

Gordy was a loving husband, grandpa, uncle and brother. He will be deeply missed by all who were fortunate to know him and have in our lives.

Survivors include loving…

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Doris Jean (Nicloy) Folger (Rochester, MN)

Posted on May 26 2020

Doris Jean Folger (Nicloy) passed away peacefully in her home on May 20th in Rochester, Minnesota at the age of 74 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Doris was born on August 23rd, 1945 in Rochester, New York to Willis and Anne (Gronoff) Nicloy. After graduating from Greece Olympia High School in 1963, she went to Cornell University in Ithaca, New York graduating in 1967 with a…

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Michelle L. McCann (Golden Valley, MN)

Posted on May 21 2020

Michelle L. McCann, 51, of Golden Valley, MN formerly of Lake City passed away Monday, May 18, 2020 at Bethesda Hospital in St Paul, MN from complications of the covid-19 virus.

Michelle was born June 15, 1968 in Rochester, MN to John & Mary (Jasperson) McCann. She graduated from Lincoln High School in Lake City in 1986. She attended St. Teresa College in Winona, MN for two years and…

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Jean Osman (Rochester, MN)

Posted on May 20 2020

Jean Osman, 90, of Rochester, died Sunday, May 17, 2020, at Charter House in Rochester, MN.

Jean was born July 3, 1929, in Rochester, MN to Dr. Newton and Ruth Smith. She received her BA from Wheaton College in Norton, MA; she later received her MA from St. Mary’s College in Winona, MN. Jean traveled to and from Wheaton, navigating for pilot Arthur Osman in his Beechcraft Bonanza. After…

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Lorena Louise Zeman (Rochester, MN)

Posted on May 20 2020

Lorena Louise Zeman of Rochester, MN died peacefully at St Mary’s Hospital, in Rochester MN, on Monday, May 18, 2020.

Born October 2, 1938 in Rolfe, Iowa to George and Lorena (Ruder) Zeman, Lorena moved with her family to Minnesota in 1947 where she attended Ellendale High School and graduated in 1956. Following high school, Lorena went on to study at the College of St. Benedict, Mankato State University,…

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Stacy Lynn Thatcher (Rochester, MN)

Posted on May 20 2020

Stacy Lynn Thatcher, 49, of Rochester passed away at her home on Sunday, May 17, 2020.

Stacy was born July 6, 1970 in Rochester, MN to Craig and Anita (Hart) Thatcher. Stacy was a strong willed, compassionate person, and a hardworking single mother. Stacy loved the Minnesota Vikings, had a soft spot for animals, enjoyed country music, especially Shania Twain. In her earlier years, she loved to go camping.…

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Gilbert Leif Edon (Red Wing, MN)

Posted on May 20 2020

Gilbert Leif Edon, 85, of Red Wing, died unexpectedly Monday, May 18, 2020 at his home. He was born on June 27, 1934, in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Leif and Asta (Svendsen) Edon. He graduated from Little Falls High School and attended NDSU in Fargo. On September 4, 1954, he was united in marriage to Janice Blilie in Fargo. They lived in the Fargo-Moorhead area until 1970 when they moved to…

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John R. Nelson (Kenyon, MN)

Posted on May 20 2020

John R. Nelson, 83, passed away peacefully, Monday, May 18th, 2020 at Sunset Home, Kenyon, after a number of years struggling with Alzheimer's.

John was born on October 3, 1936 in Leon Township, Goodhue County, to Joseph and Randie (Ohnstad) Nelson. He attended country school through the 8th grade and later completed his GED. He took correspondence courses to learn radio and television repair. He had his own business…

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Michael Kerr Adams (Rochester, MN)

Posted on May 20 2020

Michael Kerr Adams, 79, of Rochester passed away peacefully on May 16, 2020 at Pine Haven Care Center in Pine Island.

Mike was born on October 10, 1940 in Mason City, Iowa to Earling and Lois (Kerr) Adams. He graduated from Minneapolis Central High School and received his degree in English from the University of Minnesota. He married his childhood sweetheart, Gail Gunther, on November 25, 1960 in Minneapolis.…

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Edward J. Walsh (Rochester, MN)

Posted on May 20 2020

Edward J. Walsh, 85, of Rochester, MN died Saturday, May 16, 2020 at Saint Mary's Hospital.

Edward John Walsh was born February 13, 1935 to Harry and Susan (Pregler) Walsh in Dubuque, IA. He graduated in 1953 from St. Columbkille High School in Dubuque, IA. After high school, he attended Loras College in Dubuque and graduated with a B.S. in Physics in 1957. Following college, he joined the U.S.…

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