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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.

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Harland L. Broin (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Dec 16 2018

Harland L. Broin, 85, of Rochester, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at Samaritan Bethany.

Harland was born January 14, 1933 in Wanamingo to Arthur and Edna (Flaten) Broin. He was a graduate of Kenyon High School and went on to proudly serve his country in the U.S. Army , stationed in Germany.

After returning home from Germany, Harland married Barbara Himle on October 26, 1957…

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Joan Martha Paulsen (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Dec 16 2018

Joan Martha Paulsen, 82, of Rochester, died on December 12, 2018 at her home. 

She was born July 21, 1936 in St Paul, MN to William and Mabel (Finn) Paulsen. Joan moved to Rochester in 1955 to attend Nursing School. Joan worked at St Mary's Hospital as an LPN for 32 years, retiring on December 30, 1987. Joan enjoyed traveling to visit her sisters and brother. She loved them…

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Roy W. Gisler (Stewartville, MN)

Posted on Dec 13 2018

The celebration of life for Roy W. Gisler, 90, a longtime Stewartville resident, will be at 11:00  A.M. on Wednesday (December 19,  2018) at Grace Evangelical Free Church in Stewartville, with Rev. John Grams officiating.  Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Stewartville.  Mr. Gisler died on Monday (December 10,  2018) peacefully, of natural causes, at his home.

Roy Walter Gisler was the third of three children born in Trenton,MI  to…

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Elizabeth Friemann (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Dec 13 2018

A memorial gathering for Elizabeth Friemann will be held Saturday December 15th from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Mahn Family Funeral Home, Rochester Chapel. A time for sharing personal memories about Mrs. Friemann will begin shortly after 1:00. Mrs. Friemann, age 73, died Tuesday December 11, 2018 at Mayo Clinic Hospital, St. Mary’s campus, in Rochester. Burial of the urn will occur in Spring 2019 at the Minnesota Veterans’…

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Kathryn Lavonne Augustine (Goodhue, MN)

Posted on Dec 13 2018

Kathryn Lavonne Augustine, 74, of Goodhue, died unexpectedly, Monday, December 10, 2018, at her home. She was born September 11, 1944, in Red Wing, to Henry and Lydia (Hinsch) Borgschatz and graduated from Zumbrota High School in 1962. She went on to attend Bethany Lutheran College, graduating in 1964 and the University of Minnesota, graduating in 1966. For two years, she taught elementary school in Crete, Illinois before returning to…

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Sherrill M. Wolfe (Lake City, MN)

Posted on Dec 13 2018

Sherrill M. Wolfe, age 70, of Lake City, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at Lake City Care Center. Sherrill was born on October 15, 1948 to Dorman and Ardelle (Hawkenson) Arden in California and spent her youth in Alaska. Sherrill later moved to Minnesota and in 1977 moved to Lake City where she worked at Federal Mogul as a machinist for over 35 years until she retired in 2014.…

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Shirley Mae Vogel (Red Wing, MN)

Posted on Dec 13 2018

Shirley Mae Vogel, 73, of Red Wing, died Wednesday, December 12, 2018, at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born April 27, 1945, in Melrose, Minnesota to Erving and Esther (Bringie) Hinnkamp. She graduated from Melrose High School and worked various jobs before graduating from college. For 14 years she was married to Gerry Vogel. She worked for General Motors for 30 years before retiring. She enjoyed fishing,…

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Richard Alexander Schimek (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Dec 13 2018

Richard Alexander Schimek, 90, of Rochester, Minnesota, passed away Tuesday December 11, 2018 at Saint Mary’s Hospital with his family at his side.

Richard was born January 20, 1928 in Fairbault County, Minnesota to Madeline (Willette) and John Schimek. Richard married Arlene Stoike on February 18, 1950 at Slayton, Minnesota.

Richard served in the United States Navy from 1946 to 1948, serving in the Pacific. Richard was a…

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Kathleen M. Zahradnik (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Dec 13 2018

Kathleen M. Zahradnik, age 79, of Rochester, passed away on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at Season's Hospice House in Rochester surrounded by her family. A memorial service will be at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, December 17, 2018 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place, NW, Rochester MN 55901, with a visitation one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. There will be a spring burial in…

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Joan M. Swarthout (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Dec 12 2018

Joan M. Swarthout, 85 years old of Rochester, MN passed away peacefully Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at Rochester Rehabilitation and Living Center surrounded by loved ones.

She was born July 13, 1933, the daughter of Walter and Alice Drazan of Oronoco, MN. She was preceded in death by a baby sister, mother, father and husband, Clifford (Tete) Swarthout. She is survived by her sister, Karen Gullikson, nieces Ann Downey,…

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Thomas Carl Schneider (Red Wing, MN)

Posted on Dec 12 2018

Thomas Carl Schneider of Red Wing, Minnesota, passed suddenly on Saturday evening, December 8th after a wonderful day ice fishing with his son, JT, and their buddies. We are grateful for JT’s immediate CPR response and the team that helped support Tom that day. 

He was born in Red Wing, MN on March 2, 1963, the son of Carl and Edna (Williamson) Schneider. Tom graduated from Red Wing High…

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Millie M. Pauba (Zumbrota, MN)

Posted on Dec 12 2018

Millie was born in the Owatonna area on August 7, 1930 to Louis and Amelia (Rysavy) Sobrek. Millie’s family lived a simple life and, as a young girl, she enjoyed ice skating, roller skating, swimming at the gravel pit, walking to all with her five siblings. There was always music, singing, and dancing in her home growing up, and her love of music continued throughout her life.

Millie attended…

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Geraldine “Dobby” Joyce Josselyn (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Dec 12 2018

Geraldine “Dobby” Joyce Josselyn passed away at St. Mary’s hospital from a massive stroke, surrounded by her family, on Sunday, December 9th, 2018. Geraldine Joyce Peterson was born July 29th, 1930, the last of five girls to John and Pett Peterson. The rural home where she was born still stands near Ironwood Springs, Stewartville. Early in her life she acquired the nickname “Dobby” when she was into mischief and the…

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Beryl Marilyn Bencker Barnes (Red Wing, MN)

Posted on Dec 12 2018

Beryl Marilyn Bencker Barnes, age 88, died unexpectedly after a fall in her home on December 7, 2018. Beryl was born October 9, 1930 in Robbinsdale, Minnesota to Earl Herbert Bencker and Ruth Madonna (Giesea) Bencker Eckberg. Raised in Robbinsdale, she graduated from Robbinsdale High School June 3, 1948. She married David J. Barnes on November 20, 1948. They had 2 children, David E. (1949) and Colleen J. (1953) and…

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Wayne J. Freiheit (Stewartville, MN)

Posted on Dec 11 2018

The funeral service for Wayne J. Freiheit, 82, of Stewartville, MN will be at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday (December 13,  2018) at  Zion Lutheran Church in Stewartville, with Rev. Kim Kyllo officiating.  Burial with military graveside honors by VFW Post 1215 – Rochester will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery in Stewartville.  Mr. Freiheit died on Sunday (December 9, 2018) following a long journey with prostate cancer, at Mayo Clinic –…

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Tony Michael Mathews (Red Wing, MN)

Posted on Dec 11 2018

Tony Michael Mathews, 58, of Red Wing, died unexpectedly on Thursday, December 6, 2018. He was born April 11, 1960, in Red Wing, to Rodney and Martha (Seegert) Mathews. He attended Red Wing Central High School and then went to work at the Red Wing Shoe Company, where he was employed for almost 25 years. More recently, he had worked for Will-Do and Knudsen Trucking. Tony was an outdoors-man and…

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Elizabeth Ann Cummings (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Dec 10 2018

Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Cummings, 97, of Rochester died peacefully on December 8, 2018 at Rochester Rehabilitation at The Homestead.

Betty was born on November 9, 1921 in Athol, South Dakota to Peter and Mary (Nolan) McCloskey. She attended grade school in Athol before moving with her family to Stewartville in 1932. In 1933, the family moved to Austin, MN where she graduated from St. Augustine High School. On June 12, 1944,…

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