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


Vicki J. Lawrence (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Dec 26 2018

Vicki J. Lawrence, age 59, of Rochester, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, surrounded by her family at her home.

Vicki Jean Hentges was born Feb. 4, 1959 in Waterloo, Iowa to Ralph “Porky” and Shirley (Yearling) Hentges. She graduated from Central High School in Waterloo in 1977. While working at Brinkley’s Landing, she met the love of her life, Darby Lawrence. They married on Oct. 12, 1985. After graduating…

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Richard W. Hickey (Pine Island, MN)

Posted on Dec 26 2018

Richard W. Hickey, age 87, of Pine Island died on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at the Pine Haven Care Center from complications related to Parkinson’s disease and from injuries received in a fall near his residence. The memorial service will be Friday, December 28, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Saint Paul Lutheran Church in Pine Island with Pastor Marie Anderson officiating. Burial with Military honors by the Charles Cowden American…

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Bradley James Dahlgren (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Dec 26 2018

Bradley James Dahlgren, age 30, passed away surrounded by family on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 in New Zealand after a brief, yet heroic, fight against a Grade IV Glioblastoma. Born April 27, 1988 in Rochester, MN, he was the second of two children to Scott and Wanda Dahlgren. He graduated from Mayo High School in 2006 and received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities…

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Cindy A. Fister (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Dec 21 2018

Cindy A. Fister, 55, of Rochester, died Thursday, December 20, at Rochester Health Services East surrounded by her family and friends.

She was born on May 31, 1963 in Rochester to Gus and Ann Chafoulias. She graduated from St. Calettis High School in Jefferson, WI in 1982 and Rochester Community College with a nursing assistant degree.

On September 5, 1993, she married Mark A. Fister in Rochester. They live in Kasson, MN.

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Margit Joan Knutson (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Dec 21 2018

Margit Joan Knutson, 83, of Rochester, passed away Friday, December 21, 2018, at Shorewood Reflections in Rochester.

She was born September 17, 1935 to Gilbert and Molly (Anderson) Lee. Margit grew up in Houston, Minnesota and graduated from Houston High School.

Margit married Orrin L. Knutson on June 2, 1956. She worked side-by-side with Orrin on their dairy farm for over thirty years until they retired in 1992. Orrin passed away in…

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John Meincke (Elgin, MN)

Posted on Dec 21 2018

John Meincke, 82, of Elgin, formerly on Lake City, passed away on Tuesday, December 18, 2018, in Elgin. John was born April 3, 1936, in Red Wing, to Harry and Florence (Stehr) Meincke and graduated from Lincoln High School in Lake City in 1955. After graduating, he attended the University of Minnesota Agricultural Program. He served in the US Army for two years. He then farmed in Mount Pleasant Township…

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Judith V. Christianson (Red Wing, MN)

Posted on Dec 21 2018

Judith V. Christianson, 80, of Red Wing, died Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at the Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, January 5, 2019, at United Lutheran Church in Red Wing. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, January 4, 2019 at the Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel and at the church for one hour prior to the…

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Kenneth Otto Stock (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Dec 21 2018

Kenneth Otto Stock, 91, of Rochester, passed away on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 peacefully in the home he was born in.

Ken was born on May 6, 1927 in Rochester, MN to Otto and Anna (Hoffmann) Stock. He graduated from Rochester High School in 1946. After high school he was drafted into the 11th Airborne Division of the United States Army where he served for many years. He married the love…

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Jayden Michael Bransfield (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Dec 21 2018

Jayden Michael Bransfield, 6 months, passed away on Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at the Mayo Clinic Hospital - St. Marys Campus in Rochester.

Courtesy of Ranfranz & Vine Funeral Home

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Doris L. Baier (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Dec 20 2018

Doris L. Baier, age 94, of Rochester, died on Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at Madonna Towers in Rochester. The funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 24, 2018, at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place NW. The visitation will be from 3:00-6:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 23, 2018, and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. The burial will be in Grandview…

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Mary Catherine (Miller) Boyum (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Dec 19 2018

Mary Catherine (Miller) Boyum, known to many longtime Rochesterites as “Mary Bea,” Rochester’s first female on-air TV personality, passed away peacefully on December 18, 2018, with her daughter and caregiver by her side. She was 93 years old.

Mary was born September 27, 1925 in Rochester, MN to Katherine and John McGannon Miller, and attended St. John’s Elementary School before her family enrolled her in the Villa Maria Academy in Frontenac,…

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Linda K. Tillotson (Sturgis, MI)

Posted on Dec 19 2018

Linda K. Tillotson, age 73, of Sturgis, MI, formerly of Rochester, MN, died on Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at Valleyview Healthcare & Rehab in Houston, MN. 

The memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 5, 2018, at the First Presbyterian Church, 512 3rd Street SW, Rochester, MN with a visitation one hour prior to the service. The inurnment will be in First Presbyterian Church Columbarium. In…

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Harold H. Hilan (Red Wing, MN)

Posted on Dec 19 2018

Harold H. Hilan, 85, of Red Wing, died Saturday, December 15, 2018, at Cardigan Ridge in Little Canada. He was born Sept. 3, 1933, in Baldwin, Wisconsin, to Orben and Anna (Meyer) Hilan. He served in the US Navy from 1951-1955 and retired after 25 years from the St. Paul Post Office. He was a member of First Lutheran Church in Red Wing. 

He is survived by niece, Deborah…

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Myrna Francell Nibbe (Red Wing, MN)

Posted on Dec 19 2018

Myrna Francell Nibbe, 89, of Red Wing, died Thursday, December 13, 2018 at her home. 

She is survived by her children, Dirk (Anne) Nibbe of Springfield, Minn., Todd Nibbe of Red Wing, Carrie Peterson of Red Wing and Brock (Lynn) Nibbe of Lake City and Kelly Nibbe of Red Wing; 15 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; siblings, Marcy (Conrad) Eckstrom and LeahNell Peterson and many nieces and nephews. 

She was…

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Janet A. Ludwig (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Dec 19 2018

Janet A. Ludwig, age 69, of Rochester, MN passed away on Monday, December 17, 2018 surrounded by her loving family at St. Mary's Hospital from pulmonary fibrosis. 

Janet Alice Klongerbo Ludwig was born on October 19, 1949 in Estherville, Iowa, to parents Merle and Mary Lou Klongerbo. She was their first born child. Janet attended public schools and graduated from Estherville High School in 1967. She attended college prior…

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Shawn K. Sagdalen (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Dec 18 2018

Shawn K. Sagdalen 51, of Rochester passed on to his next stage Friday, December 14 surrounded by family and friends. He lost his fight after suffering an unexpected cardiac arrest a week before.

Shawn was born October 26, 1967 to Alden and Martha Sagdalen in Rochester. Shawn lived most of his life in Rochester, attending Rochester Public Schools and graduating from Mayo High School in 1986.  He worked at Methodist Hospital,…

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Robert Stephen Brown (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Dec 18 2018

Robert Stephen Brown, 92, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the Waters on Mayowood in Rochester, MN on December 15, 2018.

Robert was born September 4, 1926 to Clarence and Eva Brown in Rochester, MN. He attended local schools and graduated from Rochester High School in 1944. Shortly thereafter, he entered the Army Airforce and served for two years in the Pacific as a radio operator before being honorably…

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