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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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Louis Herbert Reiter (Elgin, MN)

Posted on Oct 12 2018

Louis Herbert Reiter, 89, of Elgin, MN passed away October 9, 2018.

Louis was born April 2, 1929 in Potsdam, MN to Louis and Emma (Siem) Reiter. Louis spent his entire life farming in the Elgin area. On November 25, 1952, he married Rosemary T. Dunagan at St. John’s Church in Rochester.

Louis was actively involved in his township government as the supervisor for 54 years. He was…

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LaVern “Tinker” Flury (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Oct 12 2018

LaVern “Tinker”Flury, 72, of Rochester, MN, died Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at home.

He was born October 14, 1945 in Marion Township, MN to Ernest and Hattie (McCaleb) Flury.

Tinker graduated from John Marshall High School in 1963. He joined the Navy in 1963, serving in Vietnam War until 1966. Upon returning from Vietnam, he began a 33 year career with Rochester Public Schools. He was lead steward…

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Carl Esterby (Red Wing, MN)

Posted on Oct 12 2018

Carl Esterby, 73, of Red Wing, died Monday, October 8, 2018 at his home. Arrangements are pending with the Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel. 

Courtesy of Mahn Family Funeral Home

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Orvis Joseph Dahl (Chatfield, MN)

Posted on Oct 11 2018

Orvis Joseph Dahl born in Chatfield, MN, passed away Monday, October 8, 2018.

Orvis was the son of Elvin and Anorah (Kolstad) Dahl born October 6, 1937. He was baptized and confirmed at Pilot Mound Lutheran Church. He went to Thorson Country School from September 1943 to May 1951 and graduated from Chatfield High School in June 1955.

He married the love of his life, Phyllis Ellen Wobschall…

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Peter James Andersen (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Oct 11 2018

On October 9, 2018, while surrounded by family and friends, Peter James Andersen passed away peacefully and joined his loving God in heaven. 

Peter was born on December 4, 1930 in Racine, Wisconsin to Hans Peter and Anna Andersen. Peter, a first-generation American proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. Upon completion of his service, he followed in the tradition of his father and grandfather as a…

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Donald George Brossoit (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Oct 10 2018

Donald Brossoit went to his Heavenly Father on Monday October 8, 2018 surrounded by his family.

Don was born on June 16, 1928 in Stephen, MN and grew up in Thief River Falls, MN. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the Marines Corps. Following his military service, Don worked for Johnson Drake Engineering. One of his assignments was to survey the new Rochester IBM site. In 1958…

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Paul R. Andersen (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Oct 10 2018

Paul R. Andersen, 67, of Rochester, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 8, 2018 at Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul, MN.

Paul was born July 7, 1951 in Minneapolis, MN to Herman and Helga (Lassen) Andersen. He was a 1969 graduate of Bloomington Kennedy High School and went on to receive his Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from The University of Minnesota. On December 29, 1973 in Minneapolis, Paul…

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Jody Ogden (Lake City, MN)

Posted on Oct 10 2018

Jody Ogden, 66, of Lake City, passed away at home in Red Wing on Sunday, October 07, 2018. She was born on May 19, 1952 to Arlen Bursell and Lois (Goranson) Heins in Lake City. 

Jody graduated from Fairfax High School in 1970. She returned to Lake City and married Ed Ogden on May 17, 1971. They lived in Lake City where they raised their family. They later divorced.…

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Dorothy Callahan (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Oct 09 2018

Dorothy Callahan, 92, of Rochester, died Thursday, October 4, 2018 at Charter House.

Dorothy was born March 3, 1926 to Alfred and Ellen (Hennessey) Hughes in Boston, Massachusetts. She graduated from Harvard University in 1947. On May 26, 1951, she married John A. Callahan in Boston. They moved from the east coast in 1952 to Rochester, Minnesota. Mr. Callahan died on March 31, 2007.

Dorothy was a member…

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Tammy M. Amoako (Golden Valley, MN)

Posted on Oct 09 2018

Tammy M. Amoako, age 47, of Golden Valley, MN, died on Sunday, October 7, 2018, at the Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park. The funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place NW, Rochester, MN, 55901, with a visitation one hour prior to the service. On Thursday, October 11, 2018, there will also be a service at…

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Palmer Dickerman Sawyer (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Oct 09 2018

Palmer Dickerman Sawyer, 85, of Rochester, passed away on Saturday, October 6, 2018 in Rochester.

Palmer was born May 6, 1933 in Viola Township to Avery and Margaret (Dickerman) Sawyer. Palmer was a 1951 graduate of Elgin High School. After graduation, Palmer proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953. After his military service, he began farming with his father. On April…

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Joan A. Regnier (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Oct 09 2018

Joan A. Regnier, 85, of Rochester, MN, passed away on Saturday, October 6, 2018, at her home surrounded by her family after a heroic battle with cancer. Joan was born on June 9, 1933, at the family farm home near Porter, MN, to Joseph and Elizabeth (Moorse) Boulton. She attended school in Minneota, MN, and graduated from Minneota High in 1951 as salutatorian of her class. Joan was united in…

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James S. Hale (Stewartville, MN)

Posted on Oct 08 2018

The memorial service for James S. Hale, 57, of Stewartville, MN. will be at 11:00 A.M. on Friday(October 12,  2018) at the United Methodist Church in Stewartville,MN with Rev. Bridget Sheely officiating. Jim died on Sunday (October 7, 2018)  at the Stewartville Care Center, following an accidental fall at his home in Red Wing,MN , two weeks ago.

James Steven Hale was born on February 23, 1961 in Rochester,MN to Robert…

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Shirley Anne Leiferman (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Oct 08 2018

Mrs. Leiferman, 91, of Rochester died on Saturday October 6, 2018 at Seasons Hospice in Rochester.  Shirley was born on September 5, 1927 in Arcadia, Wisconsin to August and Blanche Cieminski.
She graduated from Winona High School and attended Winona State College (University) and graduated from the Kahler School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse.  On October 29, 1949 she married John M Leiferman in Winona, Minnesota.  He preceded her…

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Mildred Louise Freeberg Berg (Red Wing, MN)

Posted on Oct 07 2018

Mildred “Millie” Louise Freeberg Berg, age 91, of Red Wing, died Thursday, October 4, 2018 at the Mayo Clinic Health Systems Red Wing. She was born November 30, 1926 in Minneola Township to Emil and Maybelle Christianson and grew up and attended school in Red Wing. On July 25, 1953 she married Glenn “Bud” Freeberg in St. Paul. They lived in St. Paul for 20 years, returning to Red Wing…

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Ernest Eugene Anthony (Lake City, MN)

Posted on Oct 07 2018

Ernest (Tony) Eugene Anthony, 89, of Lake City, MN passed away Tuesday, October 2, 2018. He was born on May 13, 1929 to Carl and Vera (Scott) Anthony in Kokomo, IN. 

Tony married Phyllis Ann Brundage December 5, 1948 in Lehigh, IA where he also attended school. Tony was in the Navy and ran the boilers on a ship out of San Francisco, CA. Tony and Phyllis moved to…

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Robert E. Overton (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Oct 07 2018

Robert E. Overton, age 82, of Rochester, passed away on Friday, October 5, 2018, at his home surrounded by his family. The memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place NW, Rochester, MN 55901. The visitation will be from 9:30-11:00 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials are preferred to the Mayo Clinic Hospice…

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