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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Jane Johannes Stephan (West St. Paul, MN)

Posted on Aug 06 2018

Jane Johannes Stephan, 88, of West St. Paul, formerly of Red Wing, died Thursday, August 2, 2018, at the Sanctuary of West St. Paul. 

Mass of Resurrection will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at the Church of St. Joseph with Father Thomas M. Kommers presiding. Burial will be at the Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday, August 7, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the…

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Dorothy Eleanor Rownd (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Aug 06 2018

Dorothy Eleanor Rownd, 97, of Rochester, MN, died peacefully Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at Madonna Towers in Rochester.  Dorothy was born June 14, 1921 in Owatonna, MN to Louis and Anna Rishavy.

She married James E. Rownd on August 13, 1960 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Owatonna, and moved to Rochester.  Her husband died in 1997.  Dorothy worked as a beautician and housekeeper at St. Marys Hospital for many years. …

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Walter  “Bud” Jensen Jr. (Hayfield, MN)

Posted on Aug 06 2018

Walter  “Bud” Jensen Jr., 90, a lifelong Hayfield, MN area farmer died on Friday (August 3, 2018) of natural causes at Mayo Clinic – Rochester – St. Mary’s Hospital Campus.

Walter Jensen Jr was born on June  8, 1928 in Hayfield, Mn to Walter Sr. and Marie (Hagen) Jensen. He grew up on the family farm, attended rural school and began farming with his family. He enlisted into the U.S. Army…

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Kathy Lee Newman (Red Wing, MN)

Posted on Aug 04 2018

Kathy Lee Newman, 59, of Red Wing, passed away Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at Red Wing Health Center. She was born in Corpus Christi, Texas on August 7, 1958 to Dennis and Katie (Petrich) Simanski. Kathy graduated in 1975 from Montgomery High School in California. She married Elmer Newman and they later divorced. Kathy lived in Red Wing and worked for a number of years at the Busy Bee Dry…

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Judy Marion Lawrence (Red Wing, MN)

Posted on Aug 04 2018

Judy Marion Lawrence, 76, of Red Wing, died Monday, July 30, 2018 at Pillars Hospice in Oakdale. She was born August 16, 1941, in Red Wing, to Arthur and Marion (Vandecar) Hernlem, Jr. and graduated from Red Wing Central High School in 1959. She worked at the Red Wing Shoe Company prior to moving to St. Paul, where she worked at March & McClellan Insurance Company and then Burlington Northern.…

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Melvin “Herb” Hess (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Aug 04 2018

Melvin “Herb” Hess, age 66, of Rochester, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018 at home, surrounded by his family. 

Melvin Richard Hess was born Feb. 17, 1952 in Rochester to Eugene and Beneda (Schatz) Hess. He was raised on the family farm near Grand Meadow, MN. Herb attended Stewartville, MN schools, graduating from high school in 1970 where he lettered in Wrestling. He worked at the Stewartville Elevator before starting…

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Kevin Glen Mustain (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Aug 03 2018

Kevin Glen Mustain, 46, of Rochester, MN passed away on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at St. Joseph Hospital in St. Paul, MN.

Kevin was born October 21, 1971 in Rochester to Richard and Deborah (Benson) Mustain. He was a graduate of John Marshall High School, where he was also active with the John Marshall tennis team. He married Lisa Hamburg and they later divorced. He worked as an office…

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Dawna Elmae McMillen (Red Wing, MN)

Posted on Aug 02 2018

Dawna Elmae McMillen, 79, of Red Wing, died Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. She was born on August 11, 1938, in McIntosh, MN to Clarence and Mabel (Hassel) Hagen. She graduated from McIntosh High School in 1956. She continued her education at Crookston, MN Community College and received her LPN certification. On September 17, 1960, she was united in marriage to Charles McMillen. They lived…

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Beverly B. Brandt (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Aug 02 2018

The memorial service for Beverly B. Brandt, 84, of Rochester,MN will be at 11:00 A.M. on Friday (August 3, 2018) at E. St. Olaf  Lutheran Church in Rock Dell,MN. with Rev. Paul Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Mrs. Brandt died on Monday (July 30, 2018) surrounded by her loving family at her home, following a short illness with cancer. 

Beverly Bea Schmidt was born on April 22,…

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David M. Miller (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Aug 02 2018

They say that sometimes you eat the bear, and sometimes the bear eats you. In Dave Miller's case, sometimes you eat the walleye, and sometimes the walleye eats you. This past Sunday, Dave was fishing at his favorite fishing hole way up in Canada. It was a beautiful and peaceful day. The birds were singing, the sun was shining, and the water was still. Dave was sitting in his boat…

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Beverly B. Brandt (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Aug 01 2018

The memorial service for Beverly B. Brandt, 84, of Rochester,MN will be at 11:00 A.M. on Friday (August 3, 2018) at E. St. Olaf  Lutheran Church in Rock Dell,MN. with Rev. Paul Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Mrs. Brandt died on Monday (July 30, 2018) surrounded by her loving family at her home, following a short illness with cancer. 

Beverly Bea Schmidt was born on April 22,…

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Thomas W. Siggelkow (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Aug 01 2018

Thomas W. Siggelkow, age 52, passed away Sunday, July 29, 218 at his home in Rochester after a two-year battle with ALS. Tom was born in Marquette, Michigan on August 25, 1965 to William and Karin (Hoppe) Siggelkow. He moved to Rochester in 1970 with his family and attended Rochester schools.

Tom was a long time worker at Ability Building Center and a resident of REM Oxford. He was…

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Dennis J. Semerad (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Jul 31 2018

Dennis J. Semerad, 77, of Rochester, MN passed away on July 29, 2018 at The Waters on Mayowood.

Dennis was born on October 5, 1940, in Elma, IA to Ludvik and Anna (Kuhn) Semerad. He was raised in Elma, IA and graduated from Immaculate Conception High School in Elma. Dennis received his Bachelor of Science & M.B.A. from BYU “Barn Yard University” (as he would say). Dennis served in the U.S.…

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Mary Lou Chilson (Byron, MN)

Posted on Jul 31 2018

Mary Lou Chilson, 91, of Byron, Minnesota died Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Zumbrota Care Center.


Mary Lou was born July 10, 1927 in New Haven Township, MN the daughter of Harry and May (Prouty) Hayden. She went to country school and attended Central High School in Rochester through the ninth grade and earned her GED later in life.

Mary Lou was united in marriage to Sherman Chilson on…

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Marian C. Stevens (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Jul 31 2018

Marian C Stevens 86 of Rochester, MN passed away peacefully with family by her side Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Madonna Towers.

Marian Carlene Syverson was born October 26, 1931 to Casper and Clara (Grendahl) Syverson in Wanamingo, MN. After graduating from Wanamingo High School in 1949, she worked in Rochester as a telephone operator and later at JC Penny's. She met her future husband, Menford (Manny) Stevens at…

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Susan Louise Corman (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Jul 30 2018

Susan Louise Corman passed away on July 27, 2018.

Susan is survived by son George Corman, of Greeley, Colo.; granddaughter Angela Corman; and great grandsons Otto and Simon LaPrete of Portland, Ore. She is also survived by her sister Beverly Love of San Antonio, Texas.

Susan was born in East Chicago, Ind., on September 8, 1931, and spent much of her life in Northwest Indiana. Susan was a…

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Irene Fenner Jorgensen (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Jul 30 2018

Irene Fenner Jorgensen, 97, passed away on July 26, 2018, at Charter House in Rochester, Minnesota. She was born on November 15, 1920, to John and Augusta (Schwandt) Fenner in Milbank, South Dakota. She was baptized into the Christian faith at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Milbank. Irene was raised on a farm, the youngest of four children where she had various chores to do.

Irene graduated from Milbank High…

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