ROCHESTER-AREA OBITUARIES



Kathleen Rae Edwards (Red Wing, MN)

Posted on Jan 23 2019

Kathleen Rae Edwards, 91, of Red Wing, Minn. passed away peacefully at her home in Elmhurst, Ill. She was born April 14, 1927 to Raymond and Kathryn (Gradel) Mierka in Dayton, Ohio. She attended Roosevelt High School before she went on to Ohio State University where she met her husband, Walter Edwards. They were married on March 3, 1951. While Walter finished a masters degree Kathleen worked as a school…

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Leslie Earl Crawley (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Jan 23 2019

Leslie Earl Crawley, age 74 of Rochester, passed away peacefully with his wife by his side at his residence on January 22, 2019.

Ozzie was born on March 29, 1944 in Spokane, WA to Darryl and Delores (Holloway) Crawley. At a young age, his family moved to the Rochester area. Following graduation from John Marshall High School he enlisted in the US Army and began his military career. He served three…

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Dorothy Hultquist (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Jan 22 2019

Dorothy “Dottie” Hultquist passed away January 21, 2019 in Rochester.

Dorothy Amanda Ohland was born October 3, 1925 to Fred and Bertha Ohland in Gibbon, MN   She attended the Gibbon Parochial Schools and graduated in 1943. She married Donald Hultquist of Redwood Falls, MN on June 27, 1948. They lived in Redwood Falls, St. Paul and Marshall, MN before settling in Rochester in 1954.

Dorothy loved butterflies, gardening, sunflowers, roosters and for…

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Hazle B. Robinson (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Jan 22 2019

Hazle B. Robinson, 88, of Rochester, MN died on Sunday (01/20/2019) of a short illness with cancer at the Stewartville Care Center, where she had been a resident since 2014.

Hazle Belle Robinson was born on July 12, 1930 on the family farm in rural Lime Springs, IA to Henry and Winnie (Sigler) Robinson Sr. She grew up on the family farm, attended Riceville, IA schools, graduating from Riceville H.S. in…

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Gwendolyn Ena Johnson (Red Wing, MN)

Posted on Jan 22 2019

Gwendolyn “Gwen” Ena Johnson, 85, of Red Wing, died Monday, January 21, 2019 at Deer Crest Assisted Living. She was born December 4, 1933 to Dorothy Campbell in Halifax Nova Scotia, where she grew up and attended school until the age of 16, when she moved to MN with her uncle, Ray Campbell. She graduated from Red Wing Central High School in 1951 and then worked at the Red Wing…

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Norah (Myrberg) Cook (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Jan 21 2019

Norah "Nell" (Myrberg) Cook, 88, passed away on January 13, 2019, at Season's Hospice in Rochester, MN. 

Nell was born November 21, 1930, in rural Stromsburg, NE, to Abner I. and Norah V. (Nelson) Myrberg. She graduated from Stromsburg High School. Norah attended Mounds Midway School of Nursing in Saint Paul, MN and the College of St. Francis in Joliet, Il. Her nursing career began in Minneapolis, MN at…

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Raymond Francis Zeman (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Jan 18 2019

Raymond Francis Zeman of Rochester, MN died peacefully at Madonna Towers on Wednesday, January 16, 2019.

Born September 27, 1932 on a farm in Pocahontas, IA to George and Lorena (Ruder) Zeman, Ray moved with his family to Minnesota in 1947 where he farmed until his graduation from Ellendale High School in 1950. After graduating high school, Ray enlisted in the United States Air Force. Ray was honorably discharged from the…

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Zoanne Parker Oliphant (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Jan 18 2019

Zoanne Parker Oliphant, age 94, died on Friday, January 18, 2019, at Madonna Towers in Rochester.

Zoanne was born June 17, 1924 to Will T. and Louise (Study) Parker in Winona, Minn. She attended schools in Benton Harbor, Mich. and graduated from Upper Arlington High School in Columbus, Ohio. She then attended Trinity University and graduated from Draughon's College in San Antonio, Texas where she worked as the Administrative…

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Joe A. Wasilowski (Stewartville, MN)

Posted on Jan 17 2019

Joe A. Wasilowski, 69, a longtime  Stewartville, MN resident died on Tuesday (January  15,  2019) of  natural causes at Edenbrook Care Center in  Rochester where he had been a resident since March of last year.

Joe Albert Wasilowski was born on January 19, 1949 in Sauk Rapids,MN  to Albert and Diane (Wesenberg) Wasilowski. He moved with his family to Stewartville as a 4 yr. old, where he grew up and attended…

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Edna Marie Timm (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Jan 17 2019

Edna Marie Timm, 56, of Rochester, passed away peacefully on January 16, 2019 at Cottagewood Senior Communities.

Edna was born September 19, 1962 in Wabasha, MN to Julius and Genevieve (Nolan) Timm. She was a graduate of Elgin Millville High School and went on to Rochester Vo-Tech in the nursing program. Edna worked for Ability Building Center for several years. She also attended Bethel Lutheran Church. Edna loved music,…

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Valborg Lorraine Maland Haugen Teig (Cannon Falls, MN)

Posted on Jan 17 2019

Valborg Lorraine Maland Haugen Teig was born on March 31, 1919 in Frost, MN to Henry and Alpha Maland. She graduated from Blue Earth High School as valedictorian and St. Olaf College with honors. She then worked at the University of Minnesota as a registered dietician. On June 14, 1947, Val married Anthony Sigfrid Haugen at Trinity Lutheran Church in Blue Earth, MN. They lived in Wanamingo, MN and had…

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Sandra (Bickford) Butruff (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Jan 16 2019

Sandra (Bickford) “Sandy” Butruff, 75, of Rochester passed away early Tuesday morning, January 15, 2019 at The Commons on Marice Senior Living Community in Eagan, MN.

Sandy was born on February 23, 1943 in Cresco, Iowa to Phyllis and Arthur Bickford. Sandy’s dear childhood friend, Theresa Begin introduced her to her beloved Charles “Charlie” Butruff in the early 1960s after she moved to Rochester from Iowa and Charlie returned home from…

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Mary Ann Sullivan  (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Jan 16 2019

Mary Sullivan, age 89, of Rochester, MN, formerly of Elma, IA, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 at Madonna Towers of Rochester.

Mary was born Aug. 4, 1929 in Elma, IA. A lifelong educator, Mary received her teacher’s certificate and started her career in Iowa in 1954. She went on to receive both a B.A. in Education from the University of Northern Iowa, and a M.S. in Psychology and Counseling…

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Lois Marie Heise (Lake City, MN)

Posted on Jan 16 2019

Lois Marie Heise, aged 91 passed away peacefully on January 12, 2019 at the Lake City Mayo Care Center where she had resided since May, 2018 after her strong heart finally grew too weary to carry on. Lois was born May 16, 1927, in Red Wing, MN, the daughter of Arthur and Madonna German. Lois grew up on a farm outside Goodhue where she attended school and graduated from Goodhue…

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Max V. Topic (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Jan 15 2019

Maximillan V. Topic, "Max", 25 of Rochester, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2019 at his home.

Max was born May 7, 1993 in Carthage, IL to James Topic and Christine Fagans. He was a graduate of John Marshall High School and went on to RCTC, finishing his bachelors degree in Respiratory Therapy at The University of Minnesota, Rochester. He was currently employed at the Pulmonary Function Special Evaluation Lab…

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Dr. Dale Eugene Chambers (Rochester, MN)

Posted on Jan 15 2019

Dr. Dale Eugene Chambers died at age 87 on January 14, 2019 surrounded by loving and caring family members at his residence at The Homestead at Rochester, enrolled in Seasons Hospice. 

He was born January 3, 1932 to Earl and Adriana (Jane) Chambers in Crookston, MN, the last of six children, all of whom had a strong affinity for humor. He grew up on a farm just south of…

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Lucine B. Reed (Racine, MN)

Posted on Jan 15 2019

The funeral service for Lucine B. Reed, 85, of rural Racine, MN will be at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, January 18, 2019, at Zion Lutheran Church in Stewartville, MN with Rev. Byron Meline officiating.  Burial will follow at St. Johns Evangelical Cemetery in rural Pleasant Valley, MN.  Mrs. Reed died on Sunday, January 13, 2019, of natural causes at Fieldcrest Care Center in Hayfield, MN where she had been a…

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