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.

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Julie Marie Medjanyk

Posted on Sep 15 2018

Julie Marie Medjanyk was fantastically feral in life. She was wild about her family & friends, ferociously protective over those she loved, and feared nothing but the confines of being “normal.” Julie treasured the freedoms life allowed; like adventures on her beloved Harley, madcap travel with her partners-in-crime (Jestine & Sage), painting her life in unexpected colors, albeit rainbow hair highlights, artistic tattoos, or Hippie-chick fashion, and her child-like kittenish…

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Everett Mueller (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Sep 14 2018

Everett (Ev) Mueller, 91, of Rochester, MN (formally of Winona, MN) was called to his eternal home on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. Ev was born June 29, 1927 in Hillsdale Township, Winona County, MN to Walter and Gertrude (Stellwagen) Mueller. He married Marion Joyce Colstrup on June 9, 1950.

He graduated from Lewiston High School in 1945. As a seventeen year old high school graduate, he enlisted in the US Navy.…

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Shirley Schuhmacher Hoium (Red Wing, MN)

Posted on Sep 13 2018

Shirley Hoium, age 91, died September 7, 2018 at Deer Crest in Red Wing. No further services will be held.

Courtesy of Mahn Family Funeral Homes

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Richard E. Josselyn (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Sep 13 2018

Richard E. Josselyn, age 92, of Rochester, died Sunday Sept. 9, 2018 at The Homestead in Rochester. Richard Ellis Josselyn was born Apr. 25, 1926 in Rochester to Lynn and Margaret (Heins) Josselyn. He was raised in the Rochester area where he farmed with his family. Richard served in the U.S. Army during WWII in the European Theatre of Operation, Germany. He served from 1944 to 1946 and was discharged…

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Brenda F. K. Radcliffe (Stewartville, MN)

Posted on Sep 13 2018

Brenda F. K. Radcliffe, 63, formerly of Stewartville, MN, died on Monday, September 10, 2018 from complications of a lengthy illness with multiple sclerosis at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, MN, where she had been a resident since July of 2017. 

Brenda Faye Knott was born on July 11, 1955 in Tracy, MN to Duane and Elaine (Bauer) Knott. She grew up on the family farm in rural Walnut Grove,…

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Scott L. Christopherson (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Sep 13 2018

Scott L. Christopherson, 62, of Rochester, MN died Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at his residence. 

Scott Lee Christopherson was born May 12, 1956 to Stanley and Shirley (Copeman) Christopherson in Preston, MN. He graduated from John Marshall High School in 1974. He started working at IBM while attending RCTC. He married Cheryl Wagner in 1980 in Rochester, the couple later divorced. He retired in 2013 from IBM. Scott enjoyed…

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Catherine Sue McEathron and Gerald Kent McEathron (Red Wing, MN)

Posted on Sep 12 2018

Catherine (Cathy) Sue McEathron, 64, and Gerald (Jerry) Kent McEathron, 60 of Red Wing, died Friday, September 7, 2018, near Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, due to the result of a motor vehicle accident. 
Cathy was born on August 3, 1954, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin to Scott and Amber (Mehls) Holden. She worked as an activities director at nursing homes in Pepin and Ellsworth, Wisconsin and later worked for Hiawatha Home Care…

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Daniel Karl Gronvall (Red Wing, MN)

Posted on Sep 12 2018

Daniel Karl Gronvall, 70, of Red Wing, died unexpectedly on Saturday, September 8, 2018 surrounded by his family. He was born on July 24, 1948 in Red Wing to Karl V. and Beatrice (Borman) Gronvall. He graduated from Red Wing Central High School in 1966 and attended Mankato State University, where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geography. Dan served in the United States' Army during the Vietnam…

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Debra JoAnn (Vomhof) Brown (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Sep 12 2018

Debra JoAnn (Vomhof) Brown of Rochester passed away on September 9, 2018 at her home after a courageous 17-year battle with cancer.

Deb was born December 21, 1953 in Racine, MN to Claire and Dorene (Kohlmeyer) Vomhof. She attended St. John's Lutheran School in Wykoff, MN and graduated from Wykoff High School in 1972. She earned her associate degree at Waldorf College in Forest City, IA in 1974. Deb…

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Doris E. Bartsh (Zumbrota, MN)

Posted on Sep 12 2018

Doris E. Bartsh age 101, of Zumbrota, died peacefully on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Zumbrota Health Services. A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 14, 2018 at 11:00 am at United Redeemer Lutheran Church in Zumbrota with Reverend Dr. Marggi Pleiss-Sippola officiating. The visitation will begin at 9:30 am prior to the start of service on Friday. Burial will be in the Zumbrota Cemetery. 

Doris Evelyn…

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Carl Alderukas Veer, Jr. (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Sep 12 2018

Carl Alderukas Veer, Jr. passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Madonna Towers. 

Carl was born on February 21, 1928, in Titonka, Iowa to Carl Veer and Harmina (Pannkuk) Veer. He was born and raised on the family farm, and worked on the farm until he enlisted in the United States Navy from 1944 - 1948, proudly serving aboard the USS Adirondack as a radio man. 

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David Scott Bartel (St. Anthony, MN)

Posted on Sep 11 2018

David Scott Bartel, 63, of St. Anthony, MN, passed away on Friday, August 3, 2018 at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. 

A memorial service will be held on Monday, September 17, at Christ United Methodist Church, 400 5th Ave. SW in Rochester. Visitation and brunch will be held beginning at 10 a.m., followed by the memorial service at 11. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery in St. Charles. In…

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Bruce D. Lybeck (Byron, MN)

Posted on Sep 11 2018

Bruce D. Lybeck, 63, of Byron, MN, passed away Friday, September 7, 2018 at Mayo Clinic Hospital St. Marys Campus in Rochester.

Bruce David Lybeck was born May 31, 1955 to Amos and Margaret (Haugen) Lybeck in Rochester, MN. He graduated from Byron High School in 1973 where he was active in sports, setting many records. He was also a graduate of Rochester Area Vocational Technical School.

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Howard Henry Puder (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Sep 11 2018

Howard Henry Puder was born April 26, 1929, in Ortonville, Minnesota. He was the son of Artah Mary (Mueller) Puder. Howard graduated from Big Stone High School in 1947. After high school he studied Agriculture at South Dakota State College.

On August 6, 1954 he was united in marriage to LaDonna Nieno at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson, Minnesota. Their marriage was blessed with six children: Sue, Peggy, Mary…

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James Gangl (Red Wing, MN)

Posted on Sep 11 2018

James Gangl, 65, passed away on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at his home after a short battle with lung cancer. James was born on January 17, 1953, in Bismarck, North Dakota to Frank and Ann (Nee) Leingang. James’s childhood was spent on a farm in Morton County. In 1966 James moved to Wilton ND and graduated from Wilton High school in 1971. After high school he attended Minot State College…

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Charles O’Connell (Boulder City, NV)

Posted on Sep 11 2018

Charles “Chuck” O’Connell, 77, of Boulder City, Nevada (formerly of Rochester) died Monday, September 3, 2018 at his home in Nevada of natural causes.

Charlie was born February 5, 1941 in Rochester to Francis and Phoebe (McConnell) O’Connell.

He attended Lourdes High School and went on to become an Elevator Engineer. He retired after over 40 years in the trades.

Survivors include two sisters, Theresa Helgerson of Rochester, and Phoebe Whistler of Mesa, Arizona. He…

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Rodney D. Adolph (Red Wing, MN)

Posted on Sep 10 2018

Rodney D. Adolph, 88, of Red Wing, died Friday, September 7, 2018 at his home. Mass of Resurrection will be 11 a.m. Thursday, September 13, 2018 at the Church of St. Joseph with Father Thomas M. Kommers presiding. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church.

 Courtesy of Mahn Family Funeral Homes

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