ROCHESTER-AREA OBITUARIES



Marlin R. Haack (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Jan 30 2019

Marlin R. Haack, 86 of Rochester, MN died Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at Season's Hospice. 

Marlin Raymond Haack was born March 29, 1932 to Erwin and Olga (Rausch) Haack in Pleasant Valley Township, MN. He grew up on the family farm in Pleasant Valley. He married Harriet Grams at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Pleasant Valley on August 8, 1954. The couple remained in Pleasant Valley for a couple of…

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Donald R. Virchow (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Jan 29 2019

Funeral services for Donald R. Virchow, 76, of Rochester will be at 11:00 am on Friday, February 1, 2019 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at St. Luke's Cemetery in Eitzen, MN.

Donald Russell Virchow was born on June 9, 1942 in Northwood, IA to Russell and Delores (Gordon) Virchow. He died on…

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Wanda Espeset (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Jan 29 2019

Wanda Espeset, 102, of Rochester, MN, formerly of Rushmore, MN, died Sunday January 27, 2019 at St Marys Hospital in Rochester with complications from pneumonia. Wanda was born June 26, 1916 in Holloway, MN to William and Sada (Pierce) Krohn.

On June 11, 1939 she married Allan Espeset in Fulda, MN. Allan died in June of 1995. They raised three sons while living in Rushmore, Brian (Leona Lewis) of Mankato, MN;…

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Glenn William LeBarron (Byron, MN)

Posted on Jan 28 2019

Glenn William LeBarron, 58, of Byron, MN, died due to complications from COPD on January 24, 2019 at Mayo Clinic.

He was born on August 28, 1960 in Rochester, MN to Glenn and Kathleen LeBarron. He grew up in Stewartville, MN and attended and graduated from Stewartville public schools. He was married to Denise Knutson in 1984 and had three children. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping. He liked to restore…

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David  E. Bakken (Stewartville, MN)

Posted on Jan 28 2019

The funeral service for David  E. Bakken, 69, of  Stewartville, MN will be at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday (February 2, 2019) at Zion Lutheran Church in Stewartville, MN with Rev. Byron Meline officiating. Military honors will be by the Stewartville American Legion Post 164. Mr. Bakken died of natural causes on Saturday (January 26, 2019) at his home.  

David Eugene Bakken was born on February 5, 1949 in Stewartville to Orin…

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Mary Lou Waltman (Lake City, MN)

Posted on Jan 28 2019

Mary Lou Waltman, 72, of Lake City, died Saturday, January 26, 2019, at the Mayo Clinic Health System, Lake City Hospital. She was born on September 21, 1946, in Wabasha, Minnesota to Gus and Mary (Sader) Lyons. She graduated from Plainview High School in 1964. On June 20, 1964, she was united in marriage to Terry Waltman at St. Joachim’s Catholic Church in Plainview. Mary Lou worked at the Red…

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Eleanor Leona Herold (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Jan 27 2019

Eleanor Leona Herold, age 95, of Rochester, MN, died Monday, January 21, 2019 at her residence.

Eleanor was born February 2, 1923 in Nelson, WI, the daughter of Frank and Catherine (Thoeny) Zirzow.  She was united in marriage to Russell Herold in Alma, WI on April 15, 1941. The couple lived and worked in Winona for several years until Russell’s death in 1965. Eleanor and her son, Ken then moved to…

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Ronald Charles Kath (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Jan 27 2019

Ronald Charles Kath, 77, of Rochester, died suddenly on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at his home.

Ron was born on July 6, 1941 to William and Mina (Hoppe) Kath. He grew up on the family farm located a few miles west of Stewartville. He attended schools in Stewartville and graduated from Stewartville High School in 1961.

After high school, Ron worked for Foss Plumbing in Stewartville. He served in the U.S. Army…

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Daniel D. Maloney (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Jan 27 2019

Mr. Maloney, 72, of Rochester, MN died Thursday, January 24, 2019 at his residence after a short battle with cancer. Daniel was born October 3, 1946 in Spring Valley, MN to Arthur and Florence (Smith) Maloney.

He graduated from Spring Valley High School in 1964 and in 1968 from the University of MN receiving his B.S. degree in electrical engineering. On July 26, 1969, he married Phyllis Henderson at Faith United…

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Darlene (Lehnherr) Caflisc (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Jan 27 2019

Darlene (Lehnherr) Caflisch passed away on January 25th at The Waters of Mayowood where she was a resident in the memory care unit.

She is survived by her husband, George “Shorty”; and nine children, Peter (Donna), John (Lynn), Tim (Annette), Annie Quintano (Ray), Mona (Fred) Hoeft, Carol Quattlebaum, Sara Gaitan (Kent), Russ (Terry) and Phil. She leaves behind 22 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her mother,…

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Gloria Mary Augst (Red Wing, MN)

Posted on Jan 27 2019

Gloria Mary Augst, 91, of Red Wing, died Friday, January 25, 2019 at Valentines Assisted Living in Red Wing. She was born in Hastings, Minnesota to Edward and Dorothy Tintes on December 30, 1927. She was their only child, and the love of their lives. She spent her entire life living between the communities of Hastings, Minneapolis and Red Wing. Gloria's show stopping, stunning beauty and grace always caught your…

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Carson Wagoner Frutiger (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Jan 27 2019

Carson Wagoner Frutiger, 26, of Rochester, died January 22, 2019 after a seven month battle with fungal pneumonia. Throughout this time, he fought bravely and met every challenge with a graceful assuredness.

Carson was born February 25, 1992 in Fargo, North Dakota, to Bruce and Kathy (Wagoner) Frutiger. He grew up in Rochester and graduated from Century High School. He attended Bethel University where he earned a degree in Biblical and…

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Darwyn E. Kilian (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Jan 24 2019

Darwyn E. Kilian, age 75, of Rochester, died on Thursday, January 24, 2019, at Green Prairie Assisted Living in Plainview surrounded by his family. 

Darwyn was born on September 5, 1943, in Albert Lea, to Lester and Isabelle (Farr) Kilian. He graduated from Blooming Prairie High School and Minnesota State University - Mankato. Darwyn worked at Associated Grocery in Blooming Prairie. On June 3, 1967, he married Mary Ann…

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Arlene F. Fredrickson (Zumbrota, MN)

Posted on Jan 24 2019

Arlene F. “Shorty” Fredrickson age 91, of Zumbrota died suddenly on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at the Mayo Clinic Health Systems – Rochester, St. Marys Campus. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Minneola Lutheran Church in rural Zumbrota with Pastor Hannah Bergstrom de Leon officiating. Inurnment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be on Saturday for one hour prior…

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Mary Gloria Pribyl (Red Wing, MN)

Posted on Jan 23 2019

Mary Gloria Pribyl, 88, of Red Wing, passed away peacefully Monday, January 21, 2019, at the Three Links Reflections Care Suites in Northfield, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on March 14, 1930, in Detroit, Michigan to Joseph and Veronica (Burns) Hendricks. Her family moved to Mapleton, Minnesota where she attended grade school and graduated in 1948 from Good Council Academy in Mankato. For a few years she…

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Mary E. Miller (Red Wing, MN)

Posted on Jan 23 2019

Mary E. Miller, 68, of Red Wing, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, at St. Crispin Living Community in Red Wing. She was born in Red Wing on December 7, 1950 (which Mary reminded everyone was the anniversary of Pearl Harbor) to Lawrence H. and Lucille (O’Kane) Miller. Mary was born with cataracts, which despite multiple surgeries, left her legally blind. This led her on a journey of schools trying to…

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William F. Gunnels (Lake City, MN)

Posted on Jan 23 2019

William F. Gunnels JR Age 96 of Lake City formerly of Hendersonville, NC passed away Friday Jan 18 2019 at The Bluffs of Lake City. 

William was born September 16, 1922 in Johnstown SC to W (Fred) & Jessie (Mason) Gunnels. William joined the Army in 1942 serving in the 54th Signal Battalion,WWII stationed in Europe. He ws discharged in 1945. Graduated from Clemson University in South Carolina with…

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